YNW Melly is a rap song that was first released in 2012. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and currently has over three billion views on YouTube. The artist, YNW Melly, released their second single called “Rolex” last week. This song also peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song has been certified Gold by the RIAA for selling 500,000 copies which means it becomes eligible for music awards like the Grammy Awards. If you are interested in getting up-to-date information about this single or other releases from YNW Melly, read on to learn more about what’s going on with the artist.
Introduction to YNW Melly
Wikipedia defines rap music as, “an American music genre of hip hop music, which was popularized in the 1980s and 1990s, and strongly influenced by the rap music that emerged in New York City in the 1970s.”
The genre originally made up of “street rappers” who primarily talk about street life and the realities of the streets of their community. According to Billboard, “hip-hop is the main musical component of what we call urban contemporary, which has often taken the form of ghetto urban and the hip-hop urban styles” (American music).
Up-and-coming Hip Hop Artist from Florida, YNW Melly
YNW Melly started out as a Twitter parody account. In 2017, the tweets were no longer humorous, and it started getting closer and closer to the real thing.
YNW Melly releases “Rolex” last week
According to the XXL Magazine, the latest single from YNW Melly was “Rolex”. The release of the song took place on Friday, November 30th, 2018. The event took place at J.B. Licks in Jacksonville, Florida. The event is hosted by YNW Melly himself and the event was sponsored by Sprite. This event is one of several in support of Melly’s upcoming album Epiece. The single’s release date was rumored to be December 14th, but it was actually released at a different time than expected.
‘YNW Melly’ rapper arrested after killing two men in Florida, shooting up a hotel room, cops say https://t.co/wB8Z3x8GTK pic.twitter.com/xgZ0yK0R5x — Blavity (@Blavity) October 26, 2018
TMZ reported on the “Rolex” single when it was originally supposed to be released last month.
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As previously reported, the artist YNW Melly was arrested in Florida after a double homicide in October. Melly’s bodyguards confessed to the murder, and Melly was arrested in Broward County. The rapper is currently being held at the Broward County Jail in Florida.
In the charging documents, the investigating detective noted that Melly’s bodyguards led detectives to the location of the bodies of his two friends, Christopher Thomas Jr. and Anthony Williams. Both victims were shot in the head and the Tallahassee Police Department said that there were no signs of forced entry into the house.
Since then, Melly has been released on bail and is now awaiting trial.
The report suggests that the lineup will include Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, 6lack, 21 Savage and Anthony Hamilton.
Unfortunately, this lineup does not include the official Nicki Minaj version of “Queen”, as the rapper was not included in this lineup. According to Us Weekly, the rapper was not included on the list of performers after rumors of her feud with Queen’s lyricist Tayla Parx and producer Parris is what caused her to be excluded. Minaj was known to be upset with Parx for allegedly leaking the lyrics and making the song worse.
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