Lil TJay is a young and talented hip-hop rapper, singer, and songwriter. Lil TJay is popular because of his singles “Brothers”, “F.N”, and also “Calling My Phone”. Also, his first studio album, “True 2 Myself” of the year 2019. It ranged at number 5 on the US Billboard 200.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
The young rapper’s birthdate is 30th April 2001 and his birthplace is The Bronx, New York. Lil TJay holds an American nationality. Similarly, the rapper’s age is 19 years old and his sun sign is Taurus. He was born as Tione Jayden Merritt to his parents. He even has 2 younger siblings whose information is still missing. Moreover, he together with his siblings was residing together with their mom in an apartment at 183rd Street in The Bronx. Also, in various interviews, TJAY told that he was the troubled kid of the family.
Career and Professional Life
In the year 2017, Tjay started producing his music on SoundCloud. “Resume” is one of his 1st songs which was out when he was just sixteen 16 years old, and rapidly was spreading all over media. On 10th March 2018, Lil TJay took part and even was in 1st place at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition. In the competition, his performance achieved the attention of a record label A&R who was present as a judge of the showcase. Then in no longer time, he brought out his single “Brothers”.
His single eventually turned into his biggest song at the time and took him to make a deal with Columbia Records. In the first 10 months of his music career, the rapper had brought out 5 tracks that recorded more than a million plays on SoundCloud. Also, “Brothers”, “Resume”, “Goat”, and “Leaked” each collected 10s of millions of streams. In July 2018, he served with producer Cash Money AP to the public “None of Your Love”, which also collected 10s of millions of plays. He then brought out his first EP “No Comparison” at the finishing of the year 2018.
More about his career
Moreover, Tjay was presented on rapper Polo G’s single “Pop Out”, which reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2019. He has presented on the boy band PRETTYMUCH’s “Lying” in July. Also, in the same year, the rapper brought an EP whose title is “F.N”. It also reached number fifty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 and turned into his 1st solo charting song. On 11th 2019, he then brought his first album “True 2 Myself”, which reached number five on the US Billboard 200. In December, he was presented on a remix of 24kGoldn’s song “Valentino”.
At the beginning of the year 2020, he peaked on the Billboard Hot hundred again together with his single “20/20”. It peaked at number ninety-four on the chart. Then, his EP “State of Emergency” was out on 8th May 2020. It fixed steadily on drill music, a famous subgenre in New York City. The 7-song EP added the track “Zoo York”, presenting Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke. It also reached at number sixty-five on the Hot hundred. He also collaborated on Pop Smoke’s 1st posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on the track “Mood Swings” in July 2020.
The album reached number seventeen on the Hot hundred. On 11th August, he was present in XXL’s 2020 Freshman Class, and in October, he gave a hint at the latest project on Twitter. On 12th February 2021, Tjay produced his extremely expected single “Calling My Phone”, together with American singer 6lack. It was out with a music video whose director was Cam Busby. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, turning the highest-charting single of Tjay’s career.
Interviews and Live Performances
The young artist was inspired by his raising in the Bronx, he is a melodious rapper who often integrates auto-tune in his songs. He has fatigued differentiations to fellow New York rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. In one of his interviews together with Rolling Stone, the rapper disclosed that his largest musical inspirations are Drake, Meek Mill, and also Usher. In addition to the same interview, he represented his music as having a melodic sound while singing or rapping about his previous hard work. The young artist even praised his success to his year spent in jail, where he admitted that his capability to write songs reached.
Moreover, in Pitchfork’s presented article on him, he is mentioned as a “hip-hop heartthrob”. Again after some time in the interview, the rapper described that he is frequently named the “Bronx Justin Bieber” due to his sampling Justin Bieber’s “Baby”. He went together with Seattle rapper Lil Mosey on his nationwide tour in the year 2019. The rapper even has performed at the 3-day Rolling Loud Miami music festival, together with Migos, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi in Miami Gardens, Florida in May 2019. Also at the Los Angeles festival in December. Also, he often was present and also performs at concerts alongside close friend Lil Uzi Vert.
Lil TJay’s estimated net worth must be around $1 million. And his income source is obviously from his music career and by collaborating with various other rappers and artists. The rapper must have a car as he has uploads some images with the cars behind him. However, there is no exact information about the assets he owns. Moreover, the young rapper is living a luxurious life as of now and is engaged in developing his career.
The young rapper seems to be single. Also, Lil TJay is more focusing on developing his career in the music field. Moreover, in an interview together with “Pitchfork”, the rapper has agreed that he was never present in a committed relationship. Even though he was bearing feelings for several girls over the years, he never took the relationship to the next level. TJay acknowledged that he is presently having an interest in a non-celebrity girl from his neighborhood. Other than this, at the time of his middle school, the rapper began fighting with other boys in his neighborhood and school.
The rapper also carried out minor thefts. According to him, his mom was startled when she found what he was doing when he wasn’t in a house. TJay was evidently a very good kid at home. In the year 2016, at the age of fifteen, the rapper was imprisoned for theft. He has to spend one year in a youth custody center in New York. When he had gotten used to spending 2 or 3 months in jail at the time of his middle school days, the year-long judgment forced him to rethink the options he was garnishing in his life.
At his time at the center, the young rapper began creating lyrics. He also made a decision to look for a life far from any criminal works. One in the year 2017, TJay was out from the center. Also, right after that, the rapper’s mom requested him to make a promise that he would repair his matters. He did but he was already aware that it wasn’t correct. Also, when he was attempting to put his previous activities behind him, he was still “stuck in his old habits”. The shift eventually came when he began going to a recording studio.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding Lil TJay’s physical appearance, he has a good height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm. Other than this there is no more information about the young rapper’s bodyweight, shoe, size, and body measurements. But it is for sure that he has a pair of dark brown eyes with black curly hair. Also, he is of a dark complexion and has a very slim body type.
Talking about the young artist’s presence on the social media platform, he is quite active there. He has an Instagram account with 5.2 million and also a Twitter account with 465.4 thousand followers. Similarly, the young artist has a Facebook page where he has more than 247 thousand followers. He even has his own website from where people could know more about him.