YNW Melly Bio – Wiki
Jamell Maurice Demons was born on 1 May 1999 in Gifford, Florida, USA. He known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Gifford, Florida. He is best known for his songs “Murder on My Mind” and “Mixed Personalities” featuring Kanye West.
His single “Murder on My Mind” is considered YNW Melly’s breakout, which garnered even further attention after the rapper was charged with double-murder. He released his debut album, We All Shine, on 17 January 2019, to generally positive reviews with critics.
He is the son of Jamie Demons (Father) and Donte Taylor (Mother). Demons were raised by his single mother. She was 14 when she became pregnant and gave birth to her ninth grade. Later moving to a poor part of Gifford, his mother struggled to pay for housing and necessaries.
YNW Melly joined the Bloods gang at an early age, later posting its song on SoundCloud at the age of 15. In late 2015, Melly was arrested for firing at a group of students near Vero Beach High School and subsequently convicted of aggravated battery. Firearms in the public, and two aggravated assault, for which he spent several months in prison.
In late 2017, while still incarcerated, Demons released his first project, an EP called Collect Call, which contained features from numerous well-known artists, including Lil B and John Wicks. In 2018, he released the singles “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)”, “Melly The Menace”, and “Slang That Iron”. Other singles include “4 Real”, “Butter Pecan”, and “Medium Fries”. The respective music videos have amassed 26 million, 16 million and 11 million views on YouTube, as of January 2019.
In August 2018, Demons released his debut album I Am You, which later appeared on the Billboard 200 at number 192 on 10 January 2019.
On 17 January 2019, while incarcerated, YNW Melly released We All Shine, his second commercial mixtape, consisting of 16 tracks. The project featured collaborations with Kanye West and Fredo Bang. A music video for “Mixed Personalities” featuring West was released with the album.
As of March 2019, Demons has amassed over 200 million streams on Spotify with over 10 million monthly listeners. His most-streamed song is “Murder on My Mind”, which was originally released as a single before being added to I Am You.
YNW Melly Legal issues
Demons were arrested on 30 June 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida for possession of marijuana, possession of weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and drug paraphernalia. Demons were again arrested on 13 January 2019, in Fort Myers for possession of marijuana. On 12 February 2019, Demons was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the October 2018 shooting deaths in Fort Lauderdale of two men described as his close friends, aspiring rappers Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams, 21, and Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr., 19.
On 22 February 2019, Complex reported that Demons and Corten Henry (YNW Bortlen) are now suspects in the fatal 2017 shooting of off-duty Indian River County Sheriff’s Department deputy Gary Chambliss in Gifford.
Where is YNW Melly Now
Rapper YNW Melly is still very much alive in Broward County, Florida, despite a false rumor that the 20-year-old had been stabbed to death in prison. The hoax was circulated on a website that markets itself as a platform for people to commit pranks. But the article was shared widely on social media and appeared toward the top of Google search results, adding fuel to the speculation fire.