Ruta Smith

Jaee Bryant’s newest single “Paper” signals a new phase for the rapper. As he told the City Paper, the song isn’t just about money, but it’s about credit, “being an independent boss” and connecting the dots in life.

The track is from Bryant’s upcoming album, which he plans to release April 23. According to Bryant, the new LP is a shift for him. His previous projects have discussed mental health and his growth as an individual, but the upcoming album will be a “summertime mood.”

The new single, which was created along with Kingg, gives hints at what to expect on the upcoming album, including a new sense of collaboration. “I’m really starting to reach out to artists across the board,” Bryant said.

Bryant has also slowly been transitioning his clothing and lifestyle brand Never Say Ruin into a record label. Check out “Paper” below.