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Rolling Loud removes drilling rappers at the request of the NYPD

22Gz and Sha Ek.
Illustrative Photo: Vulture; Photos by Cindy Ord/WireImage and Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Three local rappers (22Gz, Sha Ek, and Ron Suno) will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud New York this weekend, a decision reportedly made by the New York Police Department, according to New York Times. Vulture has reached out to Rolling Loud New York and the NYPD for comment.

22Gz, a 24-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, was among a group of artists dropped from the 2019 Rolling Loud New York lineup under similar circumstances. Earlier this year, prior to his performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, police arrested 22Gz outside the festival on attempted murder charges stemming from a nightclub shooting in March; he is currently out on bail.

Suno, a 22-year-old from the Bronx, got into a fight at Rolling Loud New York last year, but no charges were filed. His manager told the Times“How can a person who has no criminal record and no gang ties (kid didn’t even make a diss record) be denied from performing in his hometown after all his hard work?”

A manager of Ek, a 19-year-old from the Bronx, emphasized to the Times that the rapper had no criminal record that would warrant removing him from the festival.

The news comes as New York Mayor Eric Adams has pointed to drill rap as an unfound source of violence in the city. 22Gz questioned that notion in an interview with New York at the beginning of this year. “I’m not going to say that the drill wasn’t made for insult, but it wasn’t made for violence,” she said. “It’s just another route out of the ghetto, for us in New York City, to speak how we want to speak and let the world know how we feel, without sounding like everyone else.”

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