YNW Melly is the exciting new star out of Florida, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his massive single, “Murder On My Mind.” Melly ends 2018 by inviting fans into his world with with his documentary, MELLY.
“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,” says Melly (Jamell Demons).
Directed by Mandon Lovett, the I Am You rapper allowed Mandon’s film crew into his personal space for a view into his life and mind. Introducing viewers to his mother who discusses raising a seemingly energetic and music-bound child as a teen mom. Fans get to know the struggles Melly, his friends and family faced living in Gifford, Florida, and how his lack of resources led him down a path of strife.
MELLY is a meaningful glimpse into the mind of Melly and what inspired his critically-acclaimed EP, I Am You, which dropped this September. The juxtaposition of misery stricken lyrics and beautifully exuberant production has YNW Melly delivering a remarkable body of work to both loyal fans and curious music lovers around the world. Less than a year into music, the 19 year-old has accumulated over 165 million views on YouTube. Stands out tracks such as: “Murder On My Mind,” “Virtual,” and “Melly the Menace” has shot Melly to the forefront of Florida rap and caught the attention of The Fader, Forbes, Pitchfork, Complex, Genius, Hypebeast, Hot New Hip-Hop, Elevator, and many more.
The attention on Melly transcends music. He’s uniquely fashion-forward and delivers the most compelling visuals to bring his words to life. When talking to The Fader, Melly said “When you into fashion and dressing, people are gonna judge you and try to test you.” At only 19 years old, and having been in and out of jail – Melly isn’t concerned with people’s assumptions. Given the opportunity to make waves in music, he’s living in the present and laboring beautiful rap ballads.
At the core of MELLY is pain, heartbreak, and humor. Take look at the documentary below and be sure to check out Melly’s latest music video, “Freddy Krueger” featuring Tee Grizzley.
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