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RIP Young Dolph he was a real one.

This is why I stop what I’m doing to publish a positive article about you having a positive impact on my life. I believe we get the gift of life to live ours in a way that inspires others, and no one did that better than Young Dolph.

He’s a beacon of hope in the black community but it’s sad that we get taken out by our own communities. The music this man-made was for us he still was connected to the streets. Every lyric he spoke was about building businesses, getting money, or being independent.

That’s what we want freedom and independence and Dolph was the perfect example of making out the hood, to living in Hollywood. However, just like Nipsey Hussle, we try to give back to our hood and stay around the same place we come from.

You think what your doing is being a role model and showing love but in actuality, you build up hate and create enemies, especially when you and Holmes are from the same block and you make it to the top and they drop.

So for the rest of the day streaming Dolph. Thanks for everything you did during the toughest times in my life your music was that motivation for me not to fold and to go harder no matter how many opps were against me and for that you deserve a spot on my platform thank you, Dolph.

The Story

Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.

Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis.

The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis.

As FOX13 crews reported from the scene, a massive crowd gathered around, some people laying on the ground in tears. 

Young Dolph is well known for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving in Memphis, speaking to school children and donating money to his former high school Hamilton High School.

No information about the shooter has been released by police at this point.

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