Rapper Young Dolph killed in Memphis shooting

Rapper Younger Dolph, finest identified for his 2020 album Wealthy Slave and collaborations together with his cousin and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock, has died in a taking pictures in Memphis, Tenn. He was 36.

The taking pictures occurred at Makeda’s Do-it-yourself Butter Cookies in South Memphis on Wednesday afternoon, native station FOX Information 13 reported. The proprietor of the shop advised the outlet that Younger Dolph walked in to purchase cookies at round 1 p.m. when somebody drove up and shot him. 

Younger Dolph, whose actual title was Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was born in Chicago however moved to Memphis at a younger age. He was cousins with rapper Juice WRLD, who died at 21 of a drug overdose at Chicago’s Halfway Worldwide Airport in December 2019.

Making his studio album debut, Younger Dolph launched King of Memphis in 2016, which reached No. 49 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart. He dropped seven albums from 2016-2021, the newest being Dum and Dummer 2, his collaboration with Key Glock, which peaked at No. 8. 

He was signed to Paper Route Empire, and his most profitable album was 2020’s Wealthy Slave, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and was his highest-charting launch. Between 2008 and 2017, he dropped greater than a dozen mixtapes and EPs.

In September 2017, Younger Dolph was shot outdoors a retail retailer in Hollywood and hospitalized in important situation. He spent two weeks in hospital recovering from three gunshot wounds.

The rapper was well-known within the Memphis space and on Thanksgiving would donate turkeys to Hamilton Excessive Faculty, which he attended, and converse to college students.

Tributes for Younger Dolph poured in on social media from followers and fellow artists.

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