YNW Melly's Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More


YNW Melly's Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More

Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), better known as YNW Melly (initials for Young Nigga World Melly), is a rapper and performer from the United States. His most well-known tracks are "Murder on My Mind," "Mixed Personalities" (with Kanye West), "Suicidal" (featuring Juice Wrld), and "223's" (featuring 9lokkNine).

 The first is considered his breakthrough when he was accused of the double murder of two fellow rappers in the "YNW" collective. Melly vs. Melvin, his debut album, was released in November 2019 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200.

He was arrested in February 2019 and charged with two charges of premeditated first-degree murder. If convicted, he faces life in prison without the possibility of release. He is also suspected of the 2017 murder of a Gifford sheriff's officer. [6] Demons pled not guilty to the double-murder accusations in March 2019 and are presently awaiting trial. 

Early life :

Jamell Demons was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida, and grew up there. He was raised by his single mom, Jamie Demons-King, and is unaware of his father's identity. Donte "Tha Gift" Taylor, some other rapper, claimed to be YNW Melly's father. Demons-King was 14 when she fell pregnant with him, and he was born in ninth grade. His mother then struggled to pay for rent and necessities after moving to a poorer area of Gifford. 

Demons joins the Bloods gang when they were young. He began sharing his tracks on SoundCloud when he was 15 years old. Demons were arrested in late 2015 for firing at a gathering of teenagers near Vero Beach High School. He was later convicted of aggravated violence, public discharge of a firearm, and two charges of aggravated assault, for which he served time in jail. 

Career :

In 2016, Demons took on the stage moniker YNW Melly. Demons, Anthony "YNW Sakchaser" Williams, Christopher "YNW Juvy" Thomas Jr., and Corten "YNW Bortlen" Henry comprised the hip-hop ensemble YNW (an initialism for "Young Nigga World" or "Young New Wave." 

Demons published his debut record, an EP called Collect Call, in late 2017, while still jailed, with appearances from a number of well-known musicians, including Lil B and John Wicks. He released three singles in 2018: "Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)," "Melly the Menace," and "Slang That Iron." "4 Real," "Butter Pecan," and "Medium Fries" are among the other hits. 

As of January 2019, the respective music videos had 26 million, 16 million, and 11 million views on YouTube. Demons released his first mixtape I Am You in August 2018, which peaked at number 192 on the Billboard 200 on January 10, 2019.

Demons released We All Shine, his second commercial mixtape, on January 18, 2019, while jailed. Kanye West and Fredo Bang collaborated on the project.  The album included a music video created by Cole Bennett with Lyrical Lemonade for "Mixed Personalities," which included West.

Demons have over 200 million Spotify streams and over 10 million weekly listeners as of March 2019. "Murder on My Mind," which was first released as a single before being included on I Am You, was his most-streamed song. 

Melly vs. Melvin, Demons' debut studio album, was released on November 22, 2019.   It was his highest-charting album, peaking at number eight on the Billboard 200. The track "223's," which peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, was included on the album.

Demons released a remix of his tune "Suicidal"  on March 13, 2020, making it the second single from Melly vs. Melvin. Juice Wrld, the late American rapper, and musician made his third official posthumous appearance on the remix. Melly's second top 20 hit, the song reached number 20 on the Hot 100.

Melly joined fellow Florida rapper Kodak Black for the release of "Thugged Out" on March 5, 2021, after a year of not releasing music and still defending his ongoing murder conviction. Other notable hits include "Pieces" starring Queen Naija and "Bestfriend 4L" featuring Lil Tjay. Melly's sophomore studio album, Just a Matter Of Slime, tracks such as Melly vs. Melvin were released while he was arrested and were pieced together using pre-recorded vocals prior to his incarceration.

Legal issues :

Demons were arrested on three charges of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of discharging a handgun in public on October 19, 2015, after shooting at three persons near Vero Beach High School. Demons were imprisoned for a year before being released on probation. 

Demons were convicted in 2017 for breaking his probation and spent many months in prison before being freed in March 2018.  On June 30, 2018, Demons was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida, for marijuana possession, possession of a handgun or ammunition by a convicted felon, and drug paraphernalia.  On January 3, 2019, Demons was arrested again in Fort Myers for marijuana possession.

On February 12, 2019, Demons was charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in connection with the October 2018 shooting murders of two YNW colleagues identified as his close friends, rappers YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

Authorities claim Demons plotted with fellow YNW rapper Cortlen Henry (YNW Bortlen) to orchestrate the double murder of Williams (YNW Sakchaser) and Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy) and make it look as though they were killed in a drive-by shooting. Henry allegedly drove the victims to the hospital, where they died from their injuries. 

Demons surrendered on February 13, 2019. On his Instagram, he stated: "No I did not get locked up in Washington, but I am turning myself in today... a couple months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system wants to find justice.. unfortunately, a lot of rumors and lies are being said but no worries god is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen and we want y'all to remember it's a YNW Family I love you" — @ynwmelly

Complex reported on February 22, 2019, that Demons and Henry were suspected in the 2017 shooting incident of off-duty Indian River County Sheriff's Department deputy Gary Chambliss in Gifford.  YNW Melly's trial date was scheduled for March 7, 2022, on November 30, 2021.

 The trial was later rescheduled for May 23, 2022. The trial was postponed one more until June 6, 2022. After the trial was halted, Demon's team decided to file a plea for a quick trial on May 26, 2022. The trial must begin within the next 175 days.  On July 6, 2022, it was announced that Demons would no longer face capital punishment if convicted.

Personal Life :

Demons  informed Twitter followers on April 2, 2020 that he tested positive for COVID-19.   He was attempting to obtain an early release from prison owing to health problems, similar to how 6ix9ine got freed from prison due to asthma and bronchitis.  His motion was dismissed on April 14.