American rapper and singer-songwriter from Gifford, Florida, Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, has released the visual for his new single titled “Best Friend” featuring Lil Tjay.
He is best known for his songs “Murder on My Mind”, “Mixed Personalities” (featuring Kanye West), and “Suicidal”.
The first is considered his breakout, which garnered him further attention after being charged with the double-murder of two fellow rappers in the “YNW” collective. He released his debut album, Melly vs. Melvin, on November 22, 2019.
In February 2019, he was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and faces life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted.
He is also a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff’s deputy in Gifford. In March 2019, Demons pleaded not guilty to the double-murder charges and is currently awaiting trial.
On March 13, 2020, Demons released a remix of his track “Suicidal”, making it the second single from Melly vs. Melvin.
The remix included a feature from late American rapper and singer Juice Wrld, making it his third official posthumous feature. The song has peaked at number 20 on the Hot 100, becoming Melly’s second top 20 entry.