Lil Durk, the Chicago rapper and founder of Only the Family (OTF) label, has shown his support for his friend and collaborator YNW Melly, who is facing a double murder trial. In his song “Free Jamell” featuring YNW Melly, Lil Durk expresses his hope that the rumor of Melly being a snake is not true and that he will be released soon.
YNW Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, is accused of killing his two friends, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr., in October 2018. He has pleaded not guilty and maintains his innocence. He is also facing the death penalty if convicted.
Lil Durk and YNW Melly have worked together on several songs, such as “Banana Split” and “Suicidal (Remix)”. They have also bonded over their legal troubles and their experiences growing up in violent environments. Lil Durk himself was charged with attempted murder in 2019, but the case was dismissed in February 2020.
In “Free Jamell”, Lil Durk and YNW Melly rap about their loyalty to their killers, their pain and struggles, and their hope for better days. The song is part of Lil Durk’s album “The Voice”, which he dedicated to his late friend and OTF member King Von, who was shot and killed in November 2020.
Lil Durk is one of the most popular and influential rappers in the hip hop scene today. He has released several successful albums and mixtapes, such as “Remember My Name”, “Lil Durk 2X”, “Just Cause Y’all Waited 2”, “The Voice”, and “The Voice of the Heroes” with Lil Baby. He has also collaborated with artists like Drake, Young Thug, 6lack, Polo G, and more. He is known for his melodic and emotional style of rap, which blends elements of drill, trap, and gangsta rap.
YNW Melly is a rising star in the rap industry, who gained fame with his songs “Murder on My Mind”, “Mixed Personalities” featuring Kanye West, and “Suicidal”. He is known for his versatile and expressive voice, which can switch from singing to rapping with ease. He is also a talented songwriter and producer, who has created his own sound and genre called “Murder Music”.
Both Lil Durk and YNW Melly are examples of artists who have overcome adversity and hardship to pursue their passion for music. They have also shown their loyalty and friendship to each other through their songs and messages. As YNW Melly awaits his trial, Lil Durk continues to say “Free Melly” and hopes for his freedom.