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News |  23 Sep 2020 14:45 |  By RnMTeam

How well do you know rapper YNW Melly? His music career?

MUMBAI: YNW Melly had been charged for the murder of friends and fellow rappers Anthony Williams (YNW Sakchasr) and Christopher Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy). The incident which occurred October 26, 2018, in Miramar, Florida had claimed the lives of the two young rappers. However, YNW Melly and his attorney have claimed that the men were part of a drive-by shooting. The rapper has been trending all over the internet, well here the question arises on 'how well do you know this rapper'? 

We at Radioandmusic bring to you a few details to check up on YNW Melly.

YNW Melly was born on 1 May 1999. His birth name being Jamell Maurice Demons Melly belongs to African-American ethnicity. 

 Birthplace -Gifford, Florida, in the United States. 

Holds American nationality. 

Zodiac sign- Taurus. 

Follows Christianity religion. 

Regarding his education, he is a high school graduate. Florida-born vocalist and rapper YNW Melly is winning over new listeners daily with his spirited rap storytelling, eccentric personality, and paradoxical approach.

Music Career

The 19-year-old recording artist, who recently relocated to Miami from his hometown of Gifford, first discovered a penchant for turning the adversity he faced into compelling songs at the age of 15, Melly started posting his songs on SoundCloud in 2014. He was 15 years old then, drawing from his own experiences to be both a voice for others and build his own empire. 

In late 2017, while still incarcerated, he released his first project, an EP, Collect Call. His EP featured numerous well-known artists including John Wicks and Lil B.

In 2018, he released the singles, "Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)", "Melly the Menace", and "Slang That Iron".

He also released "4 Real", "Butter Pecan", and "Medium Fries" in 2018.As of January 2019, his music video of single, "4 Real" has garnered over 26 million views on YouTube.He released his debut album, I Am You in August 2018. The album reached at number 192 on the Billboard 200 as of January 2019. He released his second commercial mixtape, We All Shine on 17 January 2019, while incarcerated. He featured Kanye West and Fredo Bang on the album. The music video of West featuring "Mixed Personalities" was released with the album.

He has amassed over 3.9 million streams on Spotify as of January 2019. "Murder on My Mind" is his most streamed song. He has a record deal with 300 Entertainment and YSL Records.

Criminal records

 He was involved in shooting at the age of 16.He was imprisoned in 2017 on weapon charges. On 30 June 2018, he was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida for possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, and drug paraphernalia. He was later arrested on 3 January 2019 in Fort Myers for possession of marijuana. He was once again arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on 13 February 2019 in connection with the October 2018 shooting deaths of two men. Those two who were shot to death were described as his close friends. They were aspiring rappers, Anthony "YNW Sakchaser" Williams, 21, and Christopher "YNW Juvy" Thomas Jr., 19. 

 From beating a case that could have resulted in a 15-year sentence to creating a platform that he hopes to share with other artists, including his twin brother YNW Sakchaser, YNW Melly is working to make his lifelong idol Michael Jackson proud and inspire others to reach their potential. YNW Melly, who is gearing up to embark on his first headlining 30-city tour this fall, is a force to be reckoned with, already eagerly detailing future plans to expand his business ventures beyond music and create his own clothing line, as well as potentially break into the boating industry.