Jeremiah Jae has returned.
Jae has kept it largely quiet the last couple years, most recently popping up with a Chicago-inspired mixtape in 2016 and a joint album with L’Orange the year before that. His next act, though, will come soon in the form of a new album — Daffi.
Along with the announcement, he shared the project’s first single, “Payne.” The song was shared via a Ruffmercy-animated video, the content of which is timely.
“The gritty open spaced instrumental provides the canvas to a new sonic portrait of Jae,” the LA rapper told Noisey. “Payne is my grandmother’s maiden name and I became inspired by the multiple meanings of the name. There’s the Payne that’s apart of my history, and the other pain that’s ingrained in the history of oppressed people through generations. Both give fuel to Daffi’s existence.”
Watch the “Payne” video below.