In a since-deleted Instagram post, pioneering hip-hop artist Pete Rock shared his thoughts on the Drill movement that has been stirring controversy in his native New York. 

The post started off, "Good Morning Drill Rap. Thats trash hop not hip hop i been told yall about this kinda sh*t. idc call me what you want but that kinda hip hop is doo doo and it disrupts the soul i told yall that already man lol smh." 

Rock added, "Nobody speaks up on this trash lol. Drill rap not even for the birds or the streets its the result of greed, people with no talent, and the destruction of the culture. Yall never see the play when it’s happening and everyone complains but does not speak up and say a word. Now this!  this how we going out? Its on social media but who is really promoting this? talk about that smh."

Pete Rock shared a video of New York Mayor Eric Adams playing a Drill rap song during a press conference. In February, Adams declared war on Drill rap in New York, as he believes it's contributing to an increase in violence in the city. This led to rappers like Maino, Fivio Foreign, and B-Lovee meeting with Adams to start a dialogue about Drill music. 

Following the meeting, Maino shared on social media, "It’s been a lot of talk about drill rap, drill music in New York City, connecting violence with the culture. And I just wanted to create a conversation with the he could get a real perspective and a real understanding of what drill rap is and so that we can have some real dialogue and really start to really make things happen."