This sucks. Memphis Rapper Young Dolph, real name Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was shot and killed in his hometown today.
On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C
— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Young Dolph, he was a very successful rapper who first found fame being featured on the O.T. Genasis classic “Cut It.” Dolph took that success and began a dominant 4 years as one of rap’s most distinct voices and styles.
7 days ago Young Dolph was showing love and promoting a local memphis cookie business he frequents and today they killed him right outside. Sad. pic.twitter.com/CUu307V5ew
— Kenny Bear (@RapDose) November 17, 2021
Other Dolph facts:
- Survived a gunshot wound sustained in 2017 (which was originally claimed to be done by Yo Gotti)
- Was cousins to another rapper gone way too soon, Juice WRLD
- His highest-charting album was 2020’s Rich Slave which topped at #4 on Billboard
- Born in Chicago but moved to Memphis at 2 years old
- Most frequent collaborator was Key Glock. The duo released two albums in their “Dum and Dummer” series.
RIP Young Dolph. Stop the violence. Please.
Find some of my personal favorite Young Dolph songs/features below: