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12 January 2022

Gangsteritus (ft. Tiggs Da Author)

by Andrew MacGregor

Potter Payper: “Gangsteritus (ft. Tiggs Da Author)” - 4 mins 21s

Rapper and ex-convict Potter Payper makes a strong impression with new single 'Gangsteritus', which he defines as "an affliction where one feels the need to live a lie". The East Londoner adds: "That lie is a life that only ends one way/And that's with the afflicted's demise." Imagine hearing that from Countdown's Susie Dent.

Payper's lyrics are frank and intricate throughout, as he describes how "long-termers, wrong turners, stop starters, and cop burners" became his crowd in prison—the result of "fuckry affairs" that have condemned others to far more wretched fates.

Yet this is no sombre confessional. There's enough blacklight in Shan Phearon's promo to host a laser tag battle royale, adding a synthwave flavour to this incandescent night drive.

Film Production: Greatcoat Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Shan Phearon Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Ellis Fox
Executive Producer: Simon Oxley / Kareem Adeshina / Amara Rossell
Cinematographer: Jaime Ackroyd Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Post Prod Producer: Alex Gregory @ No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Alex Gregory @ No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ

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