Lil Tjay is channeling his inner 50 Cent.
Nearly three months after he was shot seven times, Tjay returned on Saturday with “Faceshot,” a new track in which the Bronx rapper delivers a freestyle over 50 Cent’s classic Get Rich or Die Tryin’ cut “Many Men.”
Tjay announced the track on social media, writing, “This what ya wanted lmaoo. Guess it’s time to shake shit up! I woke up feeling like @50cent, [you know] what that means.”
“After this ima just go mainstream on ya,” he continued. “Fuck money, what ya think #power? Lol nah lemme [stop]. ‘Many Men’ freestyle out now but i named this one ‘FACESHOT’ cause [you know], yeahhh.”
“Faceshot” arrives on the heels of “Beat the Odds,” the first song Tjay released since surviving a near-fatal shooting in June. Back in August, Tjay offered fans an update on his condition for the first time since he was shot in New Jersey.
“Hey what’s going on y’all, it’s your boy Tjay, man,” he said in video posted to Instagram. “I’m just checking in with y’all. I just wanna say, thanks for the love, thanks for the support. I been looking at the DMS, the comments and everything else, and I feel love. Seven shots, it was tough, you know? Most people don’t survive it, but I’m here. Here for a reason, and new music coming soon. We gonna come back stronger than ever. Love y’all.”