Florida Rapper YNW Melly Releases “MELLY” Documentary
YNW Melly’s debut EP I Am You is out now: STREAM
Today, rising Florida rapper YNW Melly releases a documentary titled, MELLY. The piece provides an interesting glimpse and perspective into the mind of the young rapper responsible for 2018s critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, which dropped in September. Born Jamell Demons, the 19-year-old is one of the latest SoundCloud rappers causing a major buzz in the industry.
His runaway breakthrough single, “Murder on My Mind,” has accumulated over 30 million streams on both Spotify and SoundCloud since its release, with the associated music video surpassing 50 million views since August. The track itself is lyrically heavy and dark, documenting the strife and missteps that exposed the rapper to unusually scarring life events at a very young age.
The 21-minute documentary is directed by Mandon Lovett and provides fans with an honest view into Demons’ family, introducing the world to the rapper’s encouraging and gleeful mother, his upbringing, and life-long friendships. In a press release, Melly expresses his excitement over the project, saying “it was unbelievable to bring a camera crew to my hood and show them how I lived and grew up. Feel like this is going to be a big eye opener & I thank the director and crew for allowing me to show them my journey so far.” Be sure to check out MELLY and ICYMI, here’s YNW Melly’s debut EP, I Am You.
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