/  04.29.2022

Earlier this week, Lil Tjay apologized to his fans for the “drought” promised them more consistent music releases. He confirmed he will be releasing his Strictly4MyFans EP soon and dropped off “Lavish Freestyle” shortly after. Today (April 29), he’s back with another one as promised, this time with the release of “Goin Up.” On the song, Lil Tjay gets right to work over some Chopsquad DJ production:

I was real from the start, still kinda hard, no love for informers been a real n***a, still a real n***a, they think I’m a performer/ Focus on bettering my life (Yeah), ain’t have no place on that corner (Not) they so, so mad (So, so mad), but I’ma keep goin’ up/ Trap for a livin’ (Trap), I was flippin’ that pack for a livin’ (Pack, pack)/ Who’d thought it be rap for a livin’? Back in the day I was packin’ a Smith & (Grrt bow)/

It’s been almost a year to the date since Lil Tjay liberated his sophomore studio LP Destined 2 Win, which contains 21 tracks and additional features from 6LACK, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Tyga, Saweetie, ToosiiOffset, and Moneybagg Yo. As far as charts around the globe go, this album stands as his best to date — it also peaked within the top five of the Billboard 200 thanks to 62,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week of release.

Since then, the NYC rhymer has liberated loose cuts like the heartfelt “Forever In My Heart,” “Not In The Mood” with Fivio Foreign and Kay Flock, and “Christmas In A Cell.” In addition, the “Calling My Phone” rapper could be heard contributing his harmonies for peers like Jay Critch, Tee Grizzley, G Herbo, Bas, Pop Smoke, YNW MellyJoyner LucasFrench Montana, Polo G, and Nafe Smallz.

Be sure to press play on “Goin Up.”

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