Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis

Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis

Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper whose robust baritone voice anchored seven albums, countless mixtapes and tracks featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Lil Durk and more, was gunned down today (Nov. 17) in his hometown, according to a local news report. from Fox 13. He was 36.

Police confirmed to the news outlet that the rapper entered the Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies store this afternoon and was hit by gunfire from a car that stopped in front of the store. Video footage shows his car parked in front of the store.

The rapper was born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. in Chicago, but moved to Memphis with his family at age 2. Its rise is connected with the city. He began releasing mixtapes in the late 2000s and released his celebrated debut album, King of Memphis, in 2016. He also worked regularly with Gucci Mane, and Dolph told MTV News in 2014 that the biggest lesson he learned from his fellow MC was to “just go hard, make songs every day.”

Dolf followed suit. He released his second LP, Bulletproof, in 2017 of course with a song with Gucci Mane. The pair also collaborated on “Go Get Sum Mo”, a song from Dolph’s 2017 second album, Thinking out loud. 2018’s rich slave featured a feature with Megan Thee Stallion, as well as songs with G Herbo and Key Glock, a young up-and-coming Memphis rapper who became Young Dolph’s protégé. Their joint albums, Dum and Dimmer and Dum and Dimmer 2, decreased in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

He found Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 success in 2015 on a song with OT Genasis called “Cut It”. Dolph’s 2020 album rich slave debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Dolph’s most recent album, Paper Route Illuminati, was released in July and featured artists from the indie label he launched more than a decade ago, Paper Route Empire.

In 2017, Young Dolph was shot multiple times outside a Hollywood hotel, though he sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Fox 13 in Memphis reports that Dolph was known for distributing turkeys around town during Thanksgiving and for donating money to his high school.

Friends and collaborators, including Chance the Rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, and offset have taken to social media to offer their thoughts and memories of Young Dolph.


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