Hometown: South Bronx, US
Age: 21 Years
Some lesser known facts about Lil Tjay
- Lil Tje is an American rapper who rose to fame with his first single as the lead artist titled ‘Resume’. On 22 June 2022, he was gunned down multiple times by a rapper, after which Lil was hospitalized and underwent major surgery.
- He was born into a Ghanaian family, and his mother single-handedly raised Lil Tje and his siblings.
- According to Tje, he was the most problematic child in his family. When he studied in school, he used to get involved in activities like robbery and fighting with classmates.
- When he was 15 years old, he was arrested by the local police in a robbery case and sent to a youth detention centre.
- While in the detention center, he started writing rap songs. Talking about his years of detention in an interview, he said,
I learned how to be true to myself. I learned how to be militant, and how to think things on my own. When you are in captivity, you have no one. You have to learn to think for yourself. I began to see how I wanted my story to be told. Going to jail is one of the best things that happened to me. It helped me clear my mind.”
- In 2016, he began releasing his music on the online audio distribution platform and music sharing website SoundCloud. At the age of 16, he released his track “Resume” which became very popular. In 2018, he competed in the artist showcase ‘Coast 2 Coast Live’ and was placed in first place. In the same year, he released the English single “Brothers”. He was then signed by the American record label Columbia Records.
- Some of his other singles are “Ride For You” (2018), “Long Time” (2018), “Go In” (2019), and “20/20” (2020).
- Once some of his songs were leaked even before its release. Talking about the leak of his songs in an interview, he said,
I didn’t know who was leaking my songs. My songs were popping up on everything and everyone was laughing about it like, “Yo, I got the unreleased Lil Tze.” So I’m like, “Eight, I got some more heat. If you’re all leaking this then I don’t give a fuck. I’ll keep doing more shit.” So I named the song “Leaked” and leaked the cover art. kept as a song.
- On 2 April 2021, he released the English music album ‘Destined 2 Win’, under which he released songs such as “Calling My Phone”. “Headshot,” and “Damage.”
- Some of his extended plays include ‘FN’ (2019), ‘State of Emergency’ (2020), and ‘Strictly4My Fans’ (2022).
- Lil Tje has also featured in some English songs like “Pop Out” (2019) by Polo G, “Slide” (2019) by French Montana, “Mood Swings” (2020) and “Elegance” (2022) by Pop Smoke . by Nafe Smallz.
- He has made some guest appearances in songs such as “Street” (2018), “Barbarian” (2020), “Genius” (2021), and “World Watching” (2022).
- In 2019, he performed with Seattle rapper Lil Mossy on various music tours. He also performed at various music festivals such as the Rolling Loud Miami Music Festival and the Los Angeles Fest.
- On 22 June 2022, a man named Mohamed Konate attempted a robbery on Lil Tje at The Promenade in Edgewater, USA. In this attempt, Taze was shot several times, and two others named Antoine Boyd and Jeffrey Valdez, who were with Taze, were also shot by the robber. Lil and a friend were immediately taken to a nearby hospital. Later, the local police arrested the shooter with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree armed robbery and multiple weapons offences. Lil’s friends were also arrested for possessing illegal weapons.
- Lil Tje loves to play football. Sharing his memories of playing football in an interview, he said,
Man, when I was in elementary school, I used to play football all the time – every vacation we would run and play. This was the main work from kindergarten to fifth grade. In middle school and high school I think I got back from it. To be honest, I’m not really into any sport, but for me soccer was the first sport that was a part of my life and I enjoyed playing. ,
- Lil Tjay is often seen smoking cigarettes and cigars.