American rapper, producer, and recording artist Young Dolph had a $3 million net worth at the time of his passing. Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., better known as Young Dolph, was an American rapper who was born on August 11, 1985, in Chicago, Illinois. He was well-known for his unique voice, grimy rhymes, and stories of life in the streets. With a string of chart-topping mixtapes and albums, Dolph rose to fame in the middle of the 2010s and cemented his place in the Southern hip-hop industry. He founded the record company Paper Route Empire and frequently collaborated with the rapper Gucci Mane.
Young Dolph persevered in his art despite several obstacles and legal issues during his career, and he had a significant effect on the rap scene. On November 17, 2021, Dolph was tragically shot and died in his native Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 36.
Childhood and Influences
Young Dolph was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, in a difficult environment characterized by deprivation, crime, and a lack of options. Rap in particular gave him the freedom to communicate his experiences and feelings, and he found peace in it. Dolph was greatly influenced by national artists like Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur as well as Southern rap luminaries like Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, and Playa Fly.
Ascent to Fame
Starting with “Paper Route Campaign” in 2008, Young Dolph launched his career by putting out mixtapes on his own. After the release of many mixtapes, such as “South Memphis Kingpin” (2012), “High Class Street Music” (2011), and “Welcome 2 Dolph World” (2010), he continued to expand his fan base (2013). His mixtape “High Class Street Music 5: The Plug Best Friend” (2015) was the one that brought him broad recognition and helped him establish himself in the Southern rap scene.
With the release of his debut studio album, “King of Memphis,” in 2016, Dolph had his first mainstream breakthrough. The album included songs like “Get Paid” and “It’s Goin Down,” and it reached at number 49 on the Billboard 200. In 2017, he released “Bulletproof,” an album that was motivated by a gunshot he survived in Charlotte, North Carolina. The same year, Dolph put out “Thinking Out Loud,” a song that featured contributions from Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, and DRAM, among others.
Dolph maintained his staunch independence throughout his career, choosing to distribute his songs through his own record label, Paper Route Empire (PRE). Dolph’s dedication to preserving creative control enabled him to amass a devoted following and establish himself as a prosperous businessman. Dolph was involved in a number of commercial endeavors in addition to his music career, including a relationship with a coffee firm located in Memphis.
Community service and philanthropy
Despite having a gruff demeanor, Young Dolph was renowned for his charitable work and dedication to supporting his neighborhood. He frequently gave to charitable organizations, such as awarding student scholarships and helping low-income families over the holidays. Dolph gave donated vehicles and other prizes to his supporters in the past as a means of saying thanks for their support.