Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Gifford, Florida. He is best known for his breakout single "Murder on My Mind" and for his Kanye West collaboration "Mixed Personalities". In February 2019, he was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and faces life in prison if convicted. He is also a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy in Gifford. Demons was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida. He started posting his songs on SoundCloud when he was 15. He was imprisoned for an extent in 2017 on weapons charges for a shooting he was involved with when aged 16.