Jail’s not stopping YNW Melly from giving fans some new music.
The incarcerated rapper took to Instagram on Friday (Aug. 9) to announce his upcoming album, Melly vs. Melvin. “Album on the way everybody,” he wrote alongside a fuzzy snapshot of himself in an orange jumpsuit, speaking into the prison phone.
The 19-year-old was arrested in Florida back in February on a double murder charge of his two close friends. He pleaded not guilty in March, but prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in his case, according to TMZ and Pitchfork. Court documents allege YNW Melly committed the premeditated crimes for financial gain and claim he is a gang member.