Florida-based rapper YNW Melly is currently imprisoned and facing trial for the murders of two of his former associates, Christopher Thomas Jr a.k.a. YNW Juvy and Anthony Williams a.k.a. YNW Sakchaser. Today. however, sees the release of a new project from Melly, Melly Vs. Melvin. The 14-track album features a re-release of "223's," a 2018 track featuring 9Lokknine that went viral on TikTok and hit the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 34 on the Hot 100.
Melly is currently awaiting trial, and has pleaded not guilty to both counts — he faces the death penalty. In May, he recorded a message for his fans, and struck an optimistic note: "I just want to let all my fans know that God is real. He has anointed my head with oils, feel me? He has cleansed my soul. He has blessed me tremendously... He is the reason I'm coming home."