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Young Dolph Biography – Young Dolph Wiki
Young Dolph (real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.) was an American rapper and songwriter. He released his debut album in February 2016 entitled “King of Memphis” that peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard 100 chart. His second album, “Bulletproof,” was released in April 2017. His fifth studio album “Rich Slave”, featuring the single RNB with Megan Thee Stallion, was released in August 2020. The album became his highest-charting project, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200.
His other albums include “Thinking Out Loud”, “Role Model”, and “Dum and Dummer (with Key Glock)”, and “Dum and Dummer 2 (with Key Glock)”. He had several hits, including “Blue Diamonds,” and “RNB” featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
Young Dolph Age
He was born on July 27, 1985, in Chicago, Illinois. He died on November 17, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 36 years old.
Young Dolph Wife
Was Young Dolph married? He was not married. However, he was in a long-term relationship with Mia Jaye.
Young Dolph Children
He had two children, Tre Tre Thornton and Aria Ella Thornton, with his partner Mia Jaye.
Young Dolph Family
Born in Chicago and raised by his grandmother in Memphis, Young Dolph was the oldest brother of his four siblings – two sisters and two brothers. His parents were addicted to crack. According to The Commercial Appeal, he tried to help his mother and father “clean their life up” once he found success. He was a cousin of the late rapper Juice Wrld and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock.
Young Dolph Death
Rapper Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was shot and killed on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee, according to Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis. Memphis Police Department Chief CJ Davis said officers responded to a shooting at a cookie shop at around 12:30 p.m. where the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief CJ Davis said in the following statement: “On November 17, 2021, at 12:24 pm, Memphis Police Officers responded to the scene of a shooting at 2370 Airways. One male victim was located and was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect info is available at this time.
“The preliminary information indicates that the victim is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. However, this information will be confirmed once the identification process has been completed.
“This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide. Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence.
“The men and women of the Memphis Police Department are committed to working with our community to curb these types of incidents. We are also dedicated to bringing those responsible for today’s shooting to justice. We encourage anyone with any information on this incident to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.”
Memphis mayor Jim Strickland tweeted: “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
The 36-year-old rapper was the victim of multiple shootings in recent years. In February 2017, more than 100 shots were fired at his bulletproof SUV in Charlotte, N.C. He managed to walk away unharmed and later released a song about the incident called, “100 Shots.”
In September 2017, he was involved in another shooting outside of a hotel in Los Angeles. At the time, Los Angeles Police Department officials told reporters that the shooting occurred after an argument with three men, “which escalated to a physical fight. At one point, Young Dolph was knocked to the ground. And then one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began shooting at him.”
The rapper managed to get up and run into a nearby store. He was transported to medical care and had to undergo surgery and was in critical condition, LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar said.
Young Dolph Cause of Death
He died in a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee.
Young Dolph Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Young Dolph had an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Young Dolph Height
He was 6 feet 3 inches tall.
Young Dolph Instagram
His Instagram handle is @youngdolph. He has over 4 million followers on Instagram.