May 8, 2020 0



Bronx NY’s own Lil Tjay is celebrating his city with the release of his new project STATE OF EMERGENCY, out today via Columbia Records. The 7-track mixtape features collaborations with the new class of NYC rap including Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Sheff G, Jay Critch, Sleepy Hallow, Jay Gwuapo and J.I. The Prince of New York. The project includes his latest release “Ice Cold,” along with a Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke collaboration on the fresh New York anthem “Zoo York,” a fitting tribute to the late rapper’s legacy as one of the last songs he recorded. The JLShotThat directed video for “Zoo York” is coming soon.


Coinciding with his empire state-themed mixtape, Lil Tjay will be donating to The Bronx Defenders, an organization that is innovating and pushing boundaries of what a public defender is and fighting on the front lines for justice every day. The cause hits close to home and is a big passion of Tjay’s, as they once helped fight the system in a case that he was involved in. He will personally be donating gift cards to help the formerly incarcerated clients and their families buy essentials, along with masks for the defenders as they continue their fight for the release of people at high risk for health complications if they contract COVID-19. Since the onset of the health crisis, The Bronx Defenders have been able to secure the release of over 100 clients who were being held in jails and ICE detention.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income black and brown communities like the Bronx have been hit the hardest. This is a community that depends heavily on public transportation, encompasses countless essential workers, and is over criminalized into a legal system that crams people into jail cells where the virus is rampant. We are working tirelessly on behalf of our clients to stem the worst of this pandemic, but we can’t do it alone. We’re so thankful to have allies like Lil Tjay giving back to their community so that our clients can access basic necessities like protective masks, groceries, and medicine in this time of crisis. We will get through this if we continue having each other’s backs.”  – Justine Olderman, Executive Director of Bronx Defenders.

At only 19 years old Lil Tjay has captivated the rap scene with his signature swag and blaring bars that have garnered him an audience of millions. His new project, the State Of Emergency Mixtape follows the release of Lil Tjay’s Gold-certified album True 2 Myself released last year. True 2 Myself is responsible for the double-platinum certified hit “F.N., ”platinum-certified “Brothers” as well as the Gold-certified “Ruthless,” “Laneswitch” and “Goat.” Earlier this year, Tjay joined forces once again with Polo G on “First Place” – the follow up to their 4x Platinum-certified breakout hit “Pop Out.” which landed on Billboard, Uproxx, and Complex’s Best of 2019 year-end lists. To date, Lil Tjay has accumulated over 1.2 billion global streams across all releases.

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