Hip-hop legend out of Tennessee, Young Dolph, 36, was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon inside of Makeda's Butter Cookies in South Memphis according to Fox News 13 Memphis. Three separate law enforcements confirm that someone drove up, entered the store where Young Dolph was buying cookies for his mother, and shot him.
There is still no information about the shooter released to the police at the moment. Dolph was meant to be passing out turkeys at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis this Friday to his community for Thanksgiving. He was well loved and revered in and around the city of Memphis.
Young Dolph was born in Chicago and raised mostly in Memphis. He came up on the underground mixtape scene releasing his debut mixtape Paper Route Campaign in 2008. In 2013, Dolph and Atlanta legend Gucci Mane released a collaborative mixtape, EastAtlantaMemphis. Finally in 2016, Dolph released his first studio album, King Of Memphis. He was the cousin of both, the late Juice Wrld, and rising Memphis rapper, Key Glock.
God bless Dolph 🕊 Real independent Memphis rapper born in chicago. loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic God bless his family man
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 17, 2021
Damn. I just seen it was confirmed. That’s fucking sad man. RIP to Dolph and prayers for his family and loved ones. Those pictures of him with his kids is hard to look at right now, can’t even imagine what they going through.
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) November 17, 2021
damn..RIP Young Dolph 🙏🏼
— RUSS (@russdiemon) November 17, 2021
FOX13 has learned that law enforcement, including gang units, are heavily involved in the preparing for any shootings of retaliation. Young Dolph was signed to EMPIRE for distribution and owned his masters. The recording artist, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., will be missed in the hip-hop community, by the city of Memphis, and most of all by his family and loved ones.