Tione Jayden Merritt is preparing to drop his sophomore studio album on Friday, April 2. The South Bronx-raised rapper, better known as Lil Tjay, teased Destined 2 Win with a 96-second trailer.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson provided a voice-over for Lil Tjay’s Destined 2 Win promo. The Baddest Man on the Planet can be heard giving the 19-year-old New Yorker a pep talk as a way to will him to succeed in the rap game.
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Lil Tjay wrote on Instagram:
I named the album Destined 2 Win cause I always felt like something in me was meant to be great. Even when sh*t tried stop me it never did and I kept getting up !! Thank ya for running the numbers up on the presave. Let’s keep going and get this #1. I got more surprises for ya before the album drops this Friday.
Destined 2 Win features collaborations from 6LACK, Polo G, Fivio Foreign, Moneybagg Yo, Offset, Saweetie, Toosi, and Tyga. The 21-track project is the follow-up to 2019’s True 2 Myself which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
“Calling My Phone” featuring 6LACK opened at #3 on the Hot 100 rankings. The record also peaked at #2 on Billboard‘s Global 200 chart and #9 on Billboard‘s Global Excluding U.S. chart. Plus, Lil Tjay’s music video for “Calling My Phone” has amassed more than 39 million views on YouTube.