The music began in Chicago and one of the stars credited with its creation is 22-year-old Chief Keef.
Keef, real name Keith Farrelle Cozart, said he had watched events in London unfold with horror.
“There are lives being lost in London,” he said.
“It is sad to see. I’ve followed the coverage. Drill music should not equate to violence. Drill is about an energy and passion, it should not be distorted by artists or portrayed incorrectly by the media.
“I do not want to be associated with violence or encourage a destructive message.
“I want to bring a message of peace. I don’t want any more lives lost in London. Young people are the heart of the city and they need to focus on making their lives better, not destroying each other.”
Last week rapper Incognito, 23, was knifed to death in south London in a suspected revenge attack.
Incognito’s death came just a week after his friend Splash was stabbed to death in Camberwell.
Keef said he has turned his attention to new softer material spreading a message of peace.
His new song Chiraq – written by British songwriters Daniel Spiller and Justin Stoneman – sees him detail his sadness at being banned from Chicago for a violent past he has turned his back on.