Lil Tjay Talks Debut LP 'True 2 Myself,' Adapting to Fame & Musical Influences | Everyday Struggle

  • Published: 19 November 2019
  • On Tuesday’s (Nov. 19) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by rising Bronx rapper, Lil Tjay. The EDS duo kick off the conversation with Lil Tjay explaining why he calls himself the Prince of New York, instead of the King. Soon after, Tjay speaks on the recording process of his 2017 breakout single, ‘Resume.’ The conversation then continues with Tjay dissecting his debut album ‘True 2 Myself,’ and sharing how he was able to handle the initial fame in his career that almost seemed instant. Afterwards, Lil Tjay reveals the top rappers and singers that influenced the overall sound of his music and later, the EDS squad and Tjay weigh in on Dr. Dre recently expressing that he believes today’s artists are more concerned about ‘quantity over quality’ in regards to releasing music. To close out, Tjay and Wayno teach DJ Akademiks about what it’s like to be a New York native and how to survive as an artist in the city, discuss why NY has the ‘toughest crowd’ and Tjay’s current tour.

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Comments • 741

  • Omar Griffith
    Omar Griffith  4 days back

    He looks like durk tho

    • Kraaa Snyyy
      Kraaa Snyyy  5 days back

      He off them mollys on complex, respect

      • Empty_Boundary
        Empty_Boundary  3 weeks back

        Honestly I like how he's carrying himself, yall complaining too damn much he's being himself

        • Aaron YT
          Aaron YT  1 months back

          A Boogie the King
          Tjay the Prince

          • Nraccs
            Nraccs  1 months back

            That’s Crazy Too Dats dead what Made him Blow Da way he was holding his music shit made niggas wanna listen to more of his shit

            • dupey
              dupey  1 months back

              tjay heavy dripped tho

              • Slime Season ひ
                Slime Season ひ  1 months back

                I’m not from NY but why when everybody mention the voice of NY it’s always: Cardi, A Boogie, Tecca, Tjay and (previously) 69?

                Nobody EVER mention A$AP?? Don’t matter if it’s Flacco or Ferg.. these nikkas still doing numbers and STAY on the charts.

                Rocky inspired so many artists as far as style and substance goes and he still hot asf (Testing was underrated but aged very well imo)

                I mean its not like A$AP is old like Wutang or the Diplomats lmao.. I’ll never understand the disrespect smh

                Honorable mention to Joey Badass (he killed 2017) and even Casanova

                • Ysl Marco
                  Ysl Marco  5 days back

                  Slime Season ひ thank you

              • yikes butt
                yikes butt  2 months back

                Dude Europe go crazyyy. I swear the states be mad dry. Just standing around

                • Casinberg
                  Casinberg  2 months back

                  34:37 Wayno has some sweaty ass armpits.

                  • CRE8TIVE SOLUTIONS
                    CRE8TIVE SOLUTIONS  2 months back

                    So wayno put his own artist on here hmmmmmm. Self promotion

                    • Cycles
                      Cycles  2 months back

                      Tjay and lil tecca go hard no cap

                      • the unknown
                        the unknown  2 months back

                        Everyday trash

                        • BeenTrill
                          BeenTrill  2 months back

                          Check out WWW.WinnersNYC.COM

                          • Some Dude86
                            Some Dude86  2 months back

                            Him and that gum drove me crazy!!!!Had to turn it off

                            • Ammar Abdelhay
                              Ammar Abdelhay  2 months back

                              lil tjay don't like it when you call him a kid.

                              • caleb ballinger
                                caleb ballinger  2 months back

                                One take the hardest song💯

                                • Interstellar Tv
                                  Interstellar Tv  2 months back

                                  Finally a young nigga I can get behind

                                  • Ktmkim
                                    Ktmkim  2 months back

                                    The fat dude in the middle with the tight ass jeans trying to start problems instigating talking about he feel like tjay don’t start enough problems 🤯 mind blowing so ignorant y does he even get to interview real artists?

                                    • Dean Smith
                                      Dean Smith  2 months back

                                      It’s clear ya not from NY cuz nothing about this interview bothered me

                                      • Justin Shattuck
                                        Justin Shattuck  2 months back

                                        Ak fat ass fuck

                                        • longstyle16
                                          longstyle16  2 months back

                                          Almost stopped watching a bunch of rimes cause of that gum.. smh

                                          • The Wave Family
                                            The Wave Family  2 months back

                                            Tjay: when I was a kid
                                            Ak: you still a kid nigga
                                            Tjay: nah I’m grown I’m 24 😭💀

                                            • Adan Campos
                                              Adan Campos  2 months back


                                              • Ricky
                                                Ricky  2 months back


                                                well someone’s nervous

                                                • J Zilla
                                                  J Zilla  2 months back

                                                  By far the worse interview ever, and show ! One of u fools should’ve told him to spit out his gum

                                                  • AfricanPizza
                                                    AfricanPizza  2 months back

                                                    "Bro" x180324796138

                                                    • Blacksoljah
                                                      Blacksoljah  2 months back

                                                      I ain't gonna lie, this is how I would be in an interview. I don't know how people be having thought out answers on the spot.

                                                    • KCE
                                                      KCE  2 months back

                                                      Gotta play this shit 1.25x

                                                      • TeraMichelle Boyland
                                                        TeraMichelle Boyland  2 months back

                                                        I hate when they have some of these young dudes on. Ugh

                                                        • Rhoncho1k
                                                          Rhoncho1k  2 months back

                                                          Go check out our reaction channel SUBSCRIBE if you mess with us!

                                                          • QzA HIGH DEF
                                                            QzA HIGH DEF  2 months back

                                                            The gum-chewing makes this a terrible off the bat. Who told these artists, this shit is okay?

                                                            • KingsolotheDJ
                                                              KingsolotheDJ  2 months back

                                                              Them shoes wavy as fxck

                                                              • Gerardo Reyes
                                                                Gerardo Reyes  2 months back

                                                                I’m proud of him so i give the thrown to him he can officially say he’s the king

                                                                • GamingwithKR kris
                                                                  GamingwithKR kris  2 months back

                                                                  That's my favorite song too..........

                                                                  • Faythe 1438
                                                                    Faythe 1438  2 months back

                                                                    His anxiety took him over

                                                                    • 2Pac Stan Police
                                                                      2Pac Stan Police  2 months back

                                                                      Yall stay talm bout what Akademiks look like

                                                                      • Brian Hood
                                                                        Brian Hood  2 months back

                                                                        Why would u guys let him chew gum during the interview??? Trash 🗑 foreal

                                                                        • SemiAutoKid__
                                                                          SemiAutoKid__  2 months back

                                                                          YO WTF !? Ik hes young but this is 1 of the worst interviews iv ever seen . Dudes smackin his gum and suckin his teeth , mumblin his words smh . He comes off dumb like he has a small vocabulary when speaking and being way to "Ghetto" u can see hes trying to hard . Watching this is exhausting for real . He needs some growing up to do and needs to go to school so he can learn how to speak . I lOVE hip hop n dressing fly but u dont gotta be ignorant to be apart of the culture . Look at the way drake speaks , common , ti and countless others . kids dont be like this young man

                                                                          • 914Ghost
                                                                            914Ghost  2 months back

                                                                            Did he say he 24 yrs old @16:14
                                                                            i thought this lil nigga was a teenager

                                                                            • Ben Gwalla
                                                                              Ben Gwalla  2 months back

                                                                              Stop trying to Herb the lil nigga ! He’s a king !! Leave him alone

                                                                              • Joe Latt
                                                                                Joe Latt  2 months back

                                                                                Nigga a NY industry plant, they tryna sale him as that guy to put NY back on the map but he look cap as hell!!!! NY niggas goofy

                                                                                • Joe Latt
                                                                                  Joe Latt  2 months back

                                                                                  Except Bobby bitch, reAl streat nigga #freesmrurdas

                                                                              • Twin N Inches
                                                                                Twin N Inches  2 months back

                                                                                I wonder of they ever goin let wayno bring up Tj Porter

                                                                              • Lil Tjay
                                                                                Lil Tjay  2 months back

                                                                                We need Jesus 🤞🔱

                                                                                • jack stultz
                                                                                  jack stultz  2 months back

                                                                                  Wayno retarded asf

                                                                                  • Icekilla3hunna
                                                                                    Icekilla3hunna  2 months back

                                                                                    Fuck that I love the south I will stay away from N Y

                                                                                    • Icekilla3hunna
                                                                                      Icekilla3hunna  2 months back

                                                                                      Wayno got a sweat stain

                                                                                      • Icekilla3hunna
                                                                                        Icekilla3hunna  2 months back

                                                                                        Ak the new nadaskia wayno the street nigga

                                                                                        • GotAL2Say
                                                                                          GotAL2Say  2 months back

                                                                                          They not releasing albums they releasing mixtapes cause these shits sound like they take no effort and don’t have a concept just getting in the booth and rapping.