Young Dolph, a rapper and music executive, was killed in a shooting outside a store in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 17).
According to FOX13 Memphis, the shooting occurred outside Makeda’s Cookies, where Dolph was discovered and pronounced dead on the scene. He was 36 years old at the time.
Adolph was born in the city of Adolph. After releasing his debut album King of Memphis in 2016, He became a huge success as an independent star on the Memphis rap scene.
Dolph has had three Billboard 200 top ten albums since then, with his 2020 Rich Slave project peaking at No. 4 on the chart. According to MRC Data, his albums sold 221,000 copies and earned a total of 2.6 million equivalent album units. According to MRC Data, his catalogue had 3.9 billion on-demand streams in the United States.
Young Dolph has two Billboard Hot 100 entries: O.T. Genasis’ “Cut It,” which featured Dolph in 2016 (No. 35, as well as No. 3 on Rap Airplay), and Gucci Mane’s “Stunting Ain’t Nuthin,” which featured Slim Jxmmi and Dolph in 2017. (No. 95). With “RNB,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, he had a top 20 Rap Airplay hit last year.
With the success of his Paper Route Empire and the rise of his protégé Key Glock, Dolph also shone as a businessman. Dum and Dummer, released in 2019, and Dum and Dummer 2, released in 2021, both charted in the top ten on the Billboard 200. Glock’s Yellow Tape 2 debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 this week.
Despite his accolades as an artist and executive, Dolph has come close to losing his life on several occasions due to multiple shootings.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, more than 100 shots were fired at his SUV in February 2017. He escaped with his life and later wrote a song called “100 Shots” about the incident. Dolph was shot in Los Angeles later that year and survived three gunshot wounds.