Beat The Odds

Album: single release only (2022)
Charted: 41
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Lil Tjay – real name Tione Jayden Merritt – was walking with two friends near a shopping plaza in Edgewater, New Jersey, when an armed robber shot him seven times. Tjay was admitted to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and underwent emergency surgery.

    The New York police arrested 27-year-old Mohamed Konate two days later and charged him with three counts of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree armed robbery.

    "Beat The Odds" is the first song Lil Tjay felt inspired to record while recovering in the hospital from the shooting. He dropped the track on August 26, 2022, two days after the rapper gave fans the first update on his health following the horrific incident.
  • Throughout the solemn but resilient song, Lil Tjay raps about his hard early life, gang affiliations, and his need to carry a gun to protect himself.
  • KBeazy (24kGoldn's "Mood," Lil Nas X's "Thats What I Want") supplied the production with KXVI (French the Kid's "Daily Duppy," DJ Khalid's "Beautiful"), and Desirez beats.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Tom Keifer of CinderellaSongwriter Interviews

Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Adam Duritz of Counting CrowsSongwriter Interviews

"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.

dUg Pinnick of King's X

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.

Billy Gould of Faith No More

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.