Young Dolph

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Young Dolph
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Young Dolph in 2017
Adolph Thornton Jr.

(1985-07-27)July 27, 1985
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
DiedNovember 17, 2021(2021-11-17) (aged 36)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of deathMurder (gunshot wounds)
Other names
  • Dolph Gabbana
  • Flippa
  • Paper Route Frank
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2006–2021
Spouse(s)Mia Jaye m.
Musical career

Adolph Thornton Jr. (July 27, 1985 – November 17, 2021), better known by his stage name Young Dolph, was an American rapper.

In February 2016, Dolph released his first studio album, King of Memphis. It peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.[3][4] He was featured on O.T. Genasis' hit single "Cut It". The song peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dolph was shot multiple times outside of a local retail store in Los Angeles on September 26, 2017. He received multiple gunshots wounds which upon being hospitalized were being treated as non-life threatening. A few hours later, Young Dolph was being treated under critical condition.[5]

On November 17, 2021, Young Dolph was shot and killed while at a cookie store in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 36.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Young Dolph". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. Reeves, Mosi (May 4, 2017). "Young Dolph: Memphis Rapper on Life From 'Crack Baby' to Streaming Star". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  3. Hernandez, Victoria (February 29, 2016). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates & Young Dolph". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. Kramer, Kyle (February 18, 2016). "PREMIERE: Stream Young Dolph's New Album, 'King of Memphis'". Noisey. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  5. Joseph Serna (September 26, 2017). "Rapper Young Dolph wounded in shooting in center of Hollywood tourist district; one person detained". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. "Rapper Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis, law enforcement sources confirm". Archived from the original on 2021-11-17. Retrieved 2021-11-17.