"London is a bitch," says New York-to-Berlin rapper Thunderbird Gerard, who is making a heavy impression despite really starting to pick up attention in the United States. Zane Lowe allegedly called Gerard "simply dope," and if you watch his new video, you can see why.
The track bears the frank title "London Is a Bitch" and sees Gerard explaining why. "Look at all the lonely people, living in the shadows, living illegal," he raps over a beat that's at once heavy and 8-bit. "London is the bitchest mistress to have."
Equally as impressive -- or, at least, promising -- is Gerard's stage presence. Rocking a black tux and an old school-yet-fresh vibe, the rapper gets the crowd amped about a song that doesn't exactly drip happiness. It's good work, and you might as well keep your ears open for his upcoming mixtape, "T.R.O.U.B.L.E."