The famous rapper and songwriter, Jamell Maurice Demons is the leader of the YNW label, also a native of Florida. YNW Melly is his stage name, and he is well-known for it. His childhood neighborhood is a small town Gifford, where he was singly raised by his mother Jamie Demons-King. Growing up, Jamell interacted so much with the ills of the society where he lived in. He had to deal with violence, banditry, drugs and several other social vices.

Being raised by a single parent–his mum, who was only a teenager as in 1999 when he was born, they struggled to survive. However, Jamell rode against the tide. He was a lover of music. His early role models were the big figures in the music industry. He had the likes of Michael Jackson, and several famous rappers like Chris Brown and Eminem as his role models. His passion for music spurred him so much, such that before he was 16, he already had a song on Sound Cloud and afterwards was known for his hit song ‘Mixed Personalities’.

YNW Melly’s family 

Jamell does not have a known dad, at least not until date. Although, another rapper Donte “Tha Gift” Taylor began to lay claim on him, saying that Jamell is his son. We do not know how true this claim is, but what we know is that Melly’s mum did not agree with the claim. Melly was conceived at age 14 when his mum was only in 9th grade. Jamie Demons-King had two other kids, a girl first and then a boy who is Melly’s direct siblings. Melly’s kid bro, popularly known as YNW BSlime has closely been following the career path of his brother. He is also fast rising rapper in the industry and is only 14 years old.

How old is YNW Melly?

The famous rapper is a 22-year-old young man. He was put to bed in the spring month of May 1999.

  • Birthday and year–1st of May, 1999.
  • Current Age–22 years.
  • Birth city–Gifford.
  • Birth State–Florida. 

The Rappers Childhood

YNW Melly had a rough childhood. This was largely because of the environment where he grew up that influenced him. After his birth, his mum, who could barely cope with catering for both of them, moved to Gifford’s worst side. They descended to a very low living standard, and it was by struggle to survive each day. In fact, one of Melly’s songs, ‘mama cry’, was dedicated to his mum for refusing to give up. In the song, he narrated a bit of his childhood and how it was all gloomy.

YNW Melly joined The Blood gang with whom he perpetrated several societal vices. In 2015, Melly was already handling a firearm and was caught shooting at some high school students, which landed him several months in prison.

Melly’s Educational Background

Melly completed his high school studies at Vero Beach High School. It was during his studies at the school that he was charged with discharging a firearm publicly. Melly did not further to college, the highest educational qualification he obtained was high school. 

YNW Melly’s Music Career 

Melly’s music career started early. Before turning 16 years old, he was already writing and uploading his songs. He first started uploading his singles on social media, particularly on SoundCloud. His music career experienced a leap during the period of serving his jail term. He confessed this himself during an interview. Melly’s stage name is YNW Melly (YNW an initial for “Young Nigga World”). This label had the likes of;

  • Christopher Thomas Jr 
  • Anthony Williams
  • Cortlen  Henry

After Melly’s release from prison, he released one of his first hit single ‘murder on my mind’, which garnered quite many local listeners. Although many have criticized the song for inciting violence.

Another of Melly’s most cherished hits is ‘Melly vs. Melvin’. This was his debut album, and it soared high and secured a spot on the billboard–the number eight position, in November 2019.

Here are a few of YNW Melly 10 most successful songs;

  1. Murder On My Mind (single by YNW Melly)
  2. Suicidal (single by YNW Melly)
  3. 772 Love (single by YNW Melly)
  4. Suicidal–Remix (feat. Juice WRLD)
  5.  Mind Of Melvin (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  6. Mama Cry (single by YNW Melly)
  7. Mixed Personalities (feat. Kanye West)
  8. 223’s (feat. 9lokkine)
  9. Freddy Krueger (feat. Tee Grizzley)
  10.  Virtual (YNW Melly.

The young rapper has featured big faces in the music industry, especially in his hit tracks. He has hosted the likes of Kanye West, Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, Tee Grizzley and several others.

Is YNW Melly in a relationship?

While there’s no current news about Melly being in any romantic relationship, it is believed that he has been in at least one relationship in time past. Without a doubt, many public figures indeed prefer to leave their love life’s confidential and the young rapper is no exception. He has currently not made any gestures showing any woman in his life, but rumour has it that Melly would have been in at least one relationship in the past three years. We are on a continuous lookout for information of this sort and will make an update as soon as we confirm claims of him being in a relationship.

YNW Melly’s Net Worth: how much does he really worth?

With a current estimated net worth of $1.5million in 2021, we strongly believe the talented rapper could be worth more. His music career is promising, having released several hit tracks that have risen to the top of the billboard and gained him popularity. However, continuous involvement in crime has also affected his earning and his music career at large.  

Legal Concerns

From a very young age, Melly have had some serious court charges against him. Some of which include;

  • On the 30th of June, 2018. The police apprehended The Rapper for the possession of marijuana and a firearm in Florida.
  • Again, YNW Melly was arrested for possessing marijuana in late January 2019.
  • Melly has also been charged with two counts of first-degree murder of his two friends on February 12th, 2019. A police report has it that YNW Melly pulled the trigger on Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas. The police report also has it that he planned this murder with Cortlen Henry, another of their crew member. Melly and Co drove the victims to the hospital to frame the murder as though it was a drive-by shooting. He pleaded not guilty to this accusation. This is the most recent of his legal cases. 

Is YNW Melly Still In Jail?

The young rapper still awaits trial for the double murder charge of his friends. A rumor began to fly around on social media claiming that Melly was sentenced in jail in September 2020 and this is not true. Although no exact date for the court hearing has been set, many fans and well-wishers are optimistic that Melly will win the court case and become free.