Lil Tjay is ready to make his return to the booth following his near-fatal shooting in June. The Bronx native announced he has new music dropping on Friday (August 26) that’s fittingly titled “Beat The Odds.”
It’s unclear if the music is an entire project or just a single. Music Twitter account OnThinIce labeled Tjay’s announcement as a full body of work while other sources around the industry have it pegged as a solo song.
The moving cover art finds Tjay still in his hospital bed with braces and bandages around his body, but he’s turned the room into a bedside studio. The flowers and balloons that friends and family sent are featured in the black-and-white photo as well.
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Fans excitedly flooded the comments as some called for a remix of 50 Cent’s “Many Men” and others looked for Tjay to have his Kanye West “Through the Wire” moment.
The 21-year-old was shot seven times during an attempted robbery while sitting in his car outside a Chipotle restaurant in Edgewater, New Jersey. Tjay was rushed into emergency surgery at the time, where he was reported to have been unconscious and breathing through a tube for a few days.
He took to social media on Wednesday (August 24) to say that while things were “tough,” he is back and “stronger than ever.”
“Hey what’s going on y’all?” Tjay, who was donning a neck brace, said in a video. “I’m just checking in with y’all. I just wanna say, thanks for the love, thanks for the support. I’ve been looking at the DM’s, seeing the comments and everything else and I feel love.”
Tjay continued, “Seven shots it was tough you know, most people don’t survive it but I’m here. Here for a reason and new music coming soon, we’re gonna come back stronger than ever. Love y’all.”
Thanks for the love and support ya I appreciate everything fr… 🏾we gon come back stronger than ever ‼️‼️ ya ready 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/lxGKZSp9Fy
— TJAYYYY 🖤 (@liltjay) August 24, 2022
Lil Tjay’s most recent project, Destined 2 Win, arrived in 2021 featuring standout tracks such as the Billboard Hot 100 hit “Calling My Phone” with 6LACK and “Headshot” alongside Fivio Foreign and Polo G.