YNW Melly was a young rapper on his way to becoming a superstar. Then his two best friends were murdered, and he became the prime suspect. This season on 'Infamous,' we look at how this violent killing tore a group of best friends and a Florida town apart, and why YNW Melly was at the center of it. Hosted by Ace Hood.
Ace Hood Details Involvement In 'Infamous: The Story Of YNW Melly' Podcast Published on:Sep 23, 2021, 12:00 PM by 0 The rap career of Florida rap standout YNW Melly has been one dramatized escapade after another From his 2019 breakout jam 223s to his highly publicized murder trial, YNW Mellys life has ripened perfectly for a podcast, which is where Complex, Spotify, and Ace Hood are combining forces. As no stranger to the perils of Floridas unforgiving street life as well as the spoils of the rap game, Ace Hood was handpicked to host Infamous: The Story of YNW Melly , where he will go deep into one of Hip Hops most recent true crime stories. I was interested in YNW Mellys story, as a Black man who grew up in South Florida and found success young as an artist, Ace Hood tells HipHopDX about his role in the dual Complex and Spotify product. In some ways, I can relate to YNW Melly and how early success can come between friendships and the mental health struggles that artists face. Within the YNW camp (a.k.a. Young Nigga World), the struggles are bountiful. The 22-year-old YNW Melly (born Jamell Maurice Demons in small-town Gifford, Florida) stands accused of murdering his own best friends, rappers YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy in cold blood and will face the death penalty if hes convicted. He and his accused accomplice, YNW Bortlen, have pleaded not guilty.