17-year-old budding star Melvoni is on fire these days. Coming fresh off the release of his two new singles “Get Money” featuring Tyla Yaweh and DDG and “Forgot About The Streets” with Badda TD & Brillo, he is having a successful year musically. “Forgot About The Streets” is to be featured on the soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed Epix TV series Godfather of Harlem, starring Forest Whitaker and Nigel Thatch.
On “Get Money” you can expect to hear a mature version of Melvoni’s rap flows. Since his momentum began to build in 2020 with his #MelvoniApprovedFridays series, which included standout releases like “Stackhouse” and “Chrome,” the teen phenom’s reputation for irresistibly boisterous choruses has preceded him, and “Get Money” is no different.
Epic labelmates DDG (“Moonwalking in Calabasas”) and Tyla Yaweh (“Tommy Lee”), budding stars in their own right, join forces with Melvoni to create a hotbed of talent sure to be heard from for quite some time. The high-octane result will surely be an aux cord go-to as the world begins to reopen.
Despite his youth, Melvoni isn’t concerned with “boxing” himself in. In addition to his forthcoming EP, by way of “Forgot About The Streets,” he is part of the musical support for Season 2 of Godfather of Harlem, the marquee television show chronicling the transformation of New York City during the crime boss era. Appearing beside Melvoni on the soundtrack thus far are the likes of Adé, Swizz Beatz and the late DMX.
Melvoni’s multifaceted offerings are just a glimpse of the full spectrum of artistry he’d like to unleash on fans and critics alike in 2021 and beyond. As restrictions ease, he’ll be interacting with fans in ways he hasn’t yet been able to. The sky’s the limit, and he knows it.
Brooklyn-bred upstart Melvoni first capitvated listeners with his debut single “No Man’s Land,” as he melodized about the grittiness of New York life. . Cited by Pitchfork as “…the best voice of all the New York rappers who sing about trauma,” he followed with his debut EP Who TF Is Melvoni?, a project full of promise, which fanned the flames of his first single. Fans became eager to hear Melvoni’s story thanks to his debut EP.
His 2020 artist of the month feature in the Pigeons & Planes series “Making It” additionally gave people a glimpse into who Melvoni was and who he was becoming. However, while he was moving fast and taking in his new-found fame, the pandemic forced him to pump the brakes a bit.
With the world slowly reopening, Melvoni hopes to tour his projects and take his sound and vision to the stage.
Checkout his new single here and by pressing play below.