Drill music isn’t any extra violent than The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, a court docket has heard throughout a homicide trial involving rival gangs.
Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, was stabbed to dying by members of a north London gang often known as the NPK on the Espresso and Cream Hairdressers, prosecutors say.
His buddy, 20-year-old Jason Fraser, was stabbed eight instances and shot as soon as however survived on February 22 this 12 months through the assault in Wooden Inexperienced, London.
Prosecutors declare the attackers wrote rap lyrics concerning the killing, publishing a music video of themselves “bragging” about their violence after the homicide.
Two males and three youngsters are on trial accused of a killing described as being “harking back to a Hollywood movie”. Each victims had hyperlinks to a Wooden Inexperienced-based gang known as WGM.
Yesterday a defence counsel informed jurors on the Outdated Bailey that the lyrics allegedly posed by the defendants had been a “pink herring”, and mentioned that utilizing them amounted to a “cosy, clear, Midsomer Murders type” therapy of the info.
John Cooper, defending a 17-year-old who can’t be named, quoted John Lennon and Mick Jagger in an try and illustrate his level.
Citing the Beatles lyric from Run For Your Life, he mentioned: “I would moderately see you lifeless little lady than be with one other man.