NYC Mayor Eric Adams' Son Is Against Banning Of Drill Music: 'You Can't Ban A Genre Of Music'
Jordan Coleman, the son of New York City Mayor Adams, spoke on the banning of drill music on social media and explained why he is against it.
by Megan Ambers
July 29, 2022 at 8:49 pm
Jordan Coleman, a rapper and the son of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, recently explained that it’s impossible to ban a whole genre of music.
Mayor Adams proposed a social media ban on drill music in a controversial press conference in February. During the conference, Adams explained that his son Coleman sent him drill music videos and found it “alarming.” Adams then suggested that social media sites should ban the subgenre.
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“Dad, you cannot speak for me. I have drill rappers on our label as clients, and I like drill music,” Coleman said. “You cannot ban a genre. And I’m not sure why you said what you said, but I disagree.”
According to Coleman, Adams replied, “I understand what you’re saying, and you’re allowed to disagree. We come from different times.”
It turns out that Jordan Coleman, the son of NYC Mayor Eric Adams who recently suggested a ban on drill music, is a rapper. We talked to him.
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Although Coleman thinks it “makes sense” that his father is against people committing crimes and then bragging about it on their songs, he disagrees with banning drill music.
Coleman hopes his father holds more meetings like the City Hall discussion between himself and rappers Fivio Foreign, Maino and B-Lovee, where they can discuss bridging the gap between NYPD and artists.
While the 26-year-old aims to be a liaison between City Hall and the hip-hop scene in New York, he has no plans to become formally involved in his father’s administration at this time.
“Absolutely. This was year one of my dad being mayor and he hasn’t even had a full year yet. It’s been, what? Seven months. So I think he’s definitely going to keep building a strong relationship with these artist,” Coleman said. “As I emerge in the New York rap scene, I’m going to be able to help as well, creating the relationships and being able to bridge the gap between the police and artists.”
“If we were able to sit police officers and hip-hop artists down in the same room, and we were able to really have an honest discussion about this and no one’s getting in trouble from this, I think we would find so much about why there’s a disconnect,” he added. “But because everyone’s living their own life, people have their own motivations. People are stuck in their own rituals, routines, and situations. There’s no allowance for transparency between the two forces.”
Fivio Foreign, Maino, B-Love & more have a sit down meeting with NY Mayor Eric Adams to talk about drill music, after a call to ban drill music videos on social media. pic.twitter.com/xgedPmFlTJ
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Coleman’s desire to create peace between police and artists stems from his own musical pursuits. The artist, also known as Jayoo, has released two albums and works at Roc Nation in the film department.
“As of right now, I’m a creative coordinator for the film department at Roc Nation. It’s pretty cool because I’m really creative for the film department. We go out and find different projects that we can work on, with our clients or for our original content,” Coleman said. “So I’m reading over scripts and meeting different people. I’m really just brainstorming creative ideas to bring to the table for my boss to approve or for us to develop a little bit more.”
Coleman shared that he has been working on his music, and although he wasn’t set on a name yet, he’s tapping into a “brand new galaxy.”
“I don’t have a name for it just yet. Most of my stuff relates to outer space, whether it’s ‘Planet Jensen’ or a space theme,” Coleman said. “So I might be tapping into a brand new galaxy… That might be the name of it, actually. ‘Brand New Galaxy.’ We’re going to go with that one right there. ‘Brand New Galaxy.'”