Potter Payper has been on a tear since his release from prison. Last year saw the East London emcee unveil an EP titled 2020 Vision, a four-track body of work that proved he hasn’t lost a step. Months later, he would liberate the third installment of his well-received Training Day series, which saw 24 tracks filled with vivid storytelling, multi-layered bars, and in your face subject matter. Add in his viral appearance on GRM Daily’s “Daily Duppy” series, and it seems as if all that Payper temporarily lost in regards to his career has returned to him tenfold.

This week, Payper returns to the fold with a freestyle over Drake and Rick Ross’ “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” which features introspective lyrics about struggle and pain:

“I done so much reflecting, I forgot my reflection, I know loving from a distance, tryna keep a connection, when you’re lost, can’t nobody really give you direction, you gotta find your own way through care and attention, now me and Muni on the train from Westham to Debden, those are simpler times, I love and hate to remember, cause nowadays, everybody’s got secret agendas, I stayed loyal to the road, it could give me a reference…/”

The accompanying video for Payper’s “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” comes courtesy of Thomas “LifeOfTeej” Charters and keeps things pretty simple, which Payper in a purple-lit studio, smoking weed and writing rhymes for his next big hit record.

It was back in 2018 when Potter Payper — real name Jamel Bousbaa — was sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges. During that time, he was able to bring forth a body of work titled Regina Vs Jamel Bousbaa, featuring contributions from Skrapz, Ms Banks, Blade Brown, and S36. Now, it’s hopefully that Payper is preparing to give the world an official debut album.

In the meantime, fans can press play on “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” below.