In just two days, Lil Tjay will launch the Beat The Odds Tour — his first since 2021, when he toured his second album, Destiny 2 Victory. He has since recovered after being shot seven times during failed theft attempt in New Jersey last June, and released his third studio album, 222in July.

Tjay will be joined on this tour by a slew of artists, including frequent collaborator Fivio Foreign, Dej Loaf, and rising stars Skilla Baby, Joony, Dina Ayada, Killy, Lithe and Karri. See below for more information on the Beat The Odds Tour openers.

Fivio Foreigner

Brooklyn rapper Fivio Foreign is best known for his collaborations with the avant-garde of Drill Rap. Smoke popas well as high-profile collaborations with Drake, Kanye West, Lil Baby and Quavo. After being featured in the 2020 XXL Freshman Class, he released his first album, BIBLE in 2022, debuting at No. 9 in the rankings Billboard 200 cards.

Bread Dej

Blogging era favorite Dej Loaf first gained national notoriety in 2014 with the release of her sophomore mixtape, Sell ​​a sole, and his single “Try Me”. She was signed to Columbia Records, but after years of delays, she parted ways with the label to release independently Sell ​​Sole II in 2020. Since then, the Detroit native has made regular appearances as a sought-after artist for the likes of Doe Boy and Tyla Yaweh.

Skilla Baby

Another Detroit rapper, Skill Baby is the protege of Sada Baby, whose work ethic is just as uncompromising as that of his contemporaries like Babyface Ray and 42 Dugg. After releasing two projects in 2022, he continues this year with the Controversial mixtape alongside fellow Motor City rapper Tee Grizzley.


Originally from Maryland, Joony sings rap over moving and sometimes haunting beats, speaking about life and relationships. He is quite prolific; his latest album, Shitabandoned in May, just a year after his last one, Pretty in black. You can catch him on Tjay’s dates in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Dina Ayada

Dina Ayada is a Moroccan rapper and singer who has built an impressive following on brooding songs like “Miles Away” and “Games.” There isn’t much information on her yet, but she has an intriguing sound and cool look that could lead to more growth in the future. It is billed on the UK tour dates.


A Canadian rapper of Bajan and Filipino descent, he’s already caught the attention of Drake and has released an impressive collection of projects in the short six years since his debut in 2017. His latest, K3 is less than a week old at the time of writing. He will join Tjay during his Canadian meetings.


When the tour rolls around Australia, local singer Lithe will join us to perform popular tracks like ‘Lot Of Love’, ‘Pessimist’ and ‘Hold Out’.


The tour’s West Coast swing will see rising San Francisco R&B singer Karri providing support. His latest album is a four-song EP, Only you.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.