YNW Melly has released his much anticipated studio album Melly vs. Melvin, which he announced back in August while locked up in prison.

The 20-year-old rapper teased the project during his interview with Complex earlier this year, describing it as somewhat of a collaborative effort between two personalities: Melly and Melvin.

"Melvin’s not an alter ego; it's a person. I got mixed personalities. It’s another person," he explained. "Melly is a joker. He’s just the one that everybody loves, and he loves everybody. Melvin is the one that protects Melly from the wrong people ... Melly and Melvin, they made a mixtape. Well, an album, actually. It's going to be released, but I feel like I might make the world wait."

You can stream the new album now on all major platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.

Melly vs. Melvin follows the rapper's We All Shine mixtape that arrived in early 2019, just weeks after he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Melly and his co-defendant YNW Bortlen killed two of their friends, Anthony "YNW Sakchaser" Williams and Christopher "YNW Juvy" Thomas Jr., in October 2018. He and Bortlen pleaded not guilty to the charges back in March. Melly is currently behind bars, awaiting trial. He is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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