It’s been about three years since Atlanta rapper dropped his Sunday Music LP via SoundCloud and one year since he released visual treatments for the super dope single “The Remedy” and the trip-hop tinged remix for “Ayyo.” He’s back on the scene — albeit without any new music. This summer will make his (active) return to the game, but to know his story is to know that he never really left; he was recharging.

John Jay has an old pen, active since he first laid ears on Nas’ opus debut Illmatic. The dream has always been omnipresent, even through working towards his Bachelors in Mass Communication — and subsequent move to ATL to work in production and broadcasting at CNN. John Jay is most definitely an artist to put on your radar, with a versatile pen and focus paid on making quality music; get familiar, and follow the kid on Twitter to get updates on the upcoming EP.