Lil Tjay has shared a new song, “Beat the Odds.” The single is in reference to the shooting he survived in Edgewater, New Jersey in June. In the cover art for the single, Tjay appears to be wearing a medical neck brace. The rapper has also shared a self-directed video for the track, which includes footage of him recovering in a hospital bed and clips of him rapping in a hospital room. It also seems to include audio of the 911 call from the day he was shot earlier this year. Check it out below.
At a local shopping plaza called 14 the Promenade, the 21-year-old Tjay and a 22-year-old Antoine Boyd were shot on June 22. A 27-year-old named Mohammed Konate was arrested by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York Police Department. He was charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and weapons-related offenses.
“I’m thankful for the love and support I’ve received from my fans, family and friends,” Tjay said in a statement. “This has been a long road to recovery but I’m happy to have a second chance. Stay tuned… I’m back.”