The final episode of our first season is a UK drill special! We chat to UK drill pioneer AM about censorship, being part of the UK's coolest rap duo (alongside Skengdo), the gentrification of Brixton, and drill music's continuing political relevance. There's also an interview with rising star Lavida Loca, a 22-year-old female drill rapper who calls herself the "King of Drill". She talks to us about solidarity among women in rap, emotive storytelling, and the lessons she learned from going to prison. And with 2020 (finally) coming to an end, we look at our favourite rap albums, producers and moments that each defined the year + made lockdown a lot more bearable. This week's pair of atmospheric drill beats comes courtesy of the great RizlyBeats.
P.S. You can find a playlist with all the songs that defined the first season of Exit the 36 Chambers right here. Play it loudly: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7KoCRIwRqQ2MUBQQ2PowyI?si=M9C0JQOvR0ei1ntyoARPbg