Epic Records artist King Louie, a Chi Town native credited with pioneering the Drill sound, sat down in an interview with Ebony Magazine to discuss the origins of the term “drill.”
“Drill music is like the new Chicago,” King Louie told Ebony. “Drill originally wasn’t music. It was a term for going on hits. We started the term, really my guy Pac R.I.P.[did]. That’s who started the term drill.”
King Louie, now known in the industry as King L, isn’t shy to give credit of the Drill sound to his slain friend.
Louie made mention of P-Pac in BET’s “Murder to Excellence: Life & Hip Hop in Chicago” documentary, saying, “I rep P-Pac man, he the king of drill music. He the originator. Drill music is a real drill. Anything can be a drill. It’s a new sound. Our music.”
Louie explained the term “hit” as having violent origins.
“It’s really like going to kill some people or shoot at them, but drill can also mean anything,” the “My Niggaz” rapper explained. “You and your guys got a bunch of girls and you’re about to turn up with them, we call it a drill. So when you say drill music, it was never music.
“Hitters and drillers are shooters but that’s not all,” he continued. “If we got to an altercation and I beat you’re a–, that’s a drill.”
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