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Young Dolph, a rapper, was died in a shooting in Memphis

Key takeaways:

  • On Wednesday afternoon, the event occurred at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in South Memphis.
  • Young Dolph was shot outside a Hollywood retail store in September 2017 and was hospitalised in severe condition.

Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting in Memphis, Tennessee. He was best known for his 2020 album Rich Slave and collaborations with his cousin and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock. He was 36 years old at the time.

According to local station FOX News 13, the incident occurred at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in South Memphis on Wednesday afternoon. According to the store owner, young Dolph stepped into the store at 1 p.m. to buy cookies when someone drove up and shot him.

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Dolph, whose birth name was Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was born in Chicago but relocated to Memphis when he was a child. He was cousins with rapper Juice WRLD, who died in December 2019 at the age of 21 after a heroin overdose at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

Young Dolph released his first studio album, King of Memphis, in 2016, which peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. From 2016 to 2021, he released seven albums, the most recent Dum & Dummer 2, a collaboration with Key Glock that reached No. 8.

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He was signed to Paper Route Empire, Rich Slave, released in 2020, was his most successful album, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and becoming his highest-charting release. In addition, he released over a dozen mixtapes and EPs between 2008 and 2017.

Young Dolph was shot outside a Hollywood retail store in September 2017 and was hospitalised in severe condition. He was in the hospital for two weeks recovering from three bullet wounds.

The rapper was well-known in Memphis, and on Thanksgiving, he would distribute turkeys and talk to students at Hamilton High School, where he had attended.

Fans and friends paid tribute to Young Dolph on social media.

Source: CBC

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