Young Dolph Shot & Killed In Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee artist Young Dolph was shot and killed in his hometown this afternoon (November 17). The 36-year-old Rap star born Adolph Thornton, Jr. was attacked while inside a Makeda’s cookies location, just miles from the South Memphis neighborhood that he represented. Local authorities confirmed the news with FOX 13, posting photographs from the business where the homicide took place. Dolph’s camouflage car remained parked outside. A co-founder of the independent label Paper Route Empire, Dolph had four gold-certified singles, as well as an appearance on O.T. Genasis’ 2015 platinum single “Cut It.”

In his 15-year music career, Young Dolph released handfuls of mixtapes, five solo albums, and two celebrated collaborative projects with his friend and artist, Key Glock. The pair made Dum and Dummer 2 earlier this year, along with a label compilation, Paper Route iLLUMINATi. That project involved PRE’s roster, primarily consisting of artists from the Memphis area.

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During his career, the artist appeared on Nipsey Hussle’s Slauson Boy 2 mixtape as well as Curren$y’s Back At Burnie‘s album. He also worked with Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Project Pat, and Zaytoven, among others. On several occasions, Ambrosia For Heads had prominently featured Dolph’s music in recent years on our official playlist.

AFH expresses condolences to Dolph’s children, family, friends, and Paper Route Empire.