London Rap Group Banned From Making Music Without Police Permission

In an unprecedented court order, the west London drill group 1011 are now banned from recording or performing music without first receiving police permission, as the Guardian reports. In a ruling handed down yesterday at Kingston Crown Court, the group’s five members must get authorization from London’s police headquarters Scotland Yard for the next three years.

The group has also been forbidden to reference their own “gang” or rivals and prohibited from using lyrics officers believe may “encourage violence.” They must notify police within 24 hours of releasing new videos, as well as allowing police to attend any performance. The members are also only allowed to meet with each other in public to record or perform music.

The criminal behavior order (CBO) follows the group’s recent sentences for admitting conspiracy to commit violent disorder—they were arrested in November 2017 with machetes and other weapons while allegedly planning an attack on a rival group. They face imprisonment if the CBO is breached.