Lil Tjay is an American rapper who rose to fame with his debut single as a lead artist titled Resume. On 22 June 2022, he was gunshot multiple times by a rapper after which Lil was hospitalised and underwent major surgery.He was born in a Ghanaian family, and his mother raised Lil Tjay and his siblings singlehandedly.According to Tjay, he was the most problematic child in his family. While he was studying in school, he used to get involved in activities like robberies and fights with schoolmates.When he was 15, he was arrested by the local police in a robbery case and was sent to the youth detention centre.While he was at the detention centre, he started writing rap songs. In an interview, while talking about his detention years, he said, I learned how to be true to myself. I learned how to be militant, and how to think of things by myself. When youre incarcerated, you dont have anybody. You have to learn how to think for yourself. I started seeing how I wanted my story to be told. Going to jail is one of the best things that happened to me. It helped me get my mind right..In 2016, he started 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 the first position. 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). Go In (2019).Once, some of his songs were leaked before their release. In an interview, while talking about getting his songs leaked, he said, I didnt know who the fuck was leaking my songs. My songs were just popping up on everything and everybody was laughing about it like, Yo, I got the unreleased Lil Tjay. So Im like, Aight, I got some more heat. I dont give a fuck if yall are leaking it. Im going to keep dropping more shit. So I named the song Leaked and put the cover art as a leaked song..On 2 April 2021, he released the English music album Destined 2 Win under which he released the songs like Calling My Phone. Headshot, and Losses. Destined 2 Win.Some of his extended plays include F.N (2019), State of Emergency (2020), and Strictly4MyFans (2022). F.N (2019).