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London youths who made ‘drill music’ jailed

LONDON: Five London gang members who made ‘drill music’, a niche form of hip-hop that glorifies violence and has been linked by police to a surge in knife crime, received jail sentences on Monday for planning an attack on a rival gang. The young men from the Notting Hill area of west London, aged between 17 and 21, were arrested last November armed with machetes, baseball bats, masks, balaclavas and gloves. They initially told police the items were props to make a drill music video, but later pleaded guilty to…