Young Dolph was an American rapper. The rapper was shot and killed in Memphis on November 17, 2021. The article below contains more detail about this late rapper’s net worth, salary, relationships, earnings, etc.
About Young Dolph
On July 27, 1985, Young Dolph was born in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were addicted to crack cocaine. So, he and his four siblings grew up under the care of his grandmother in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing high school at Hamilton High School, he decided to focus on his musical career. He and late mainstream rapper Juice WRLD were cousins.
In 2008, Dolph released his debut mixtape, “Paper Route Campaign.” After formally establishing his label in 2010, he released another mixtape, “Welcome 2 Dolph World,” the same year. With his unique “vociferous” rap style, he soon became popular.
After releasing a few more mixtapes, Dolph released his debut album titled “King of Memphis” in 2016. The album peaked at #49 on the Billboard 200. It also caused a rift between him and other Memphis rappers like Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta, which resulted in multiple shootings.
In 2018, his single “Major,” featuring his cousin, Key Glock, peaked at #47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He released his first collab album with Key Glock titled, “Dum and Dummer” the following year. It peaked at #8 on Billboard 200. The same year robbers ran off with $430k worth of jewelry, cash, and electronics from his car.
The rapper had a successful career since most of his albums peaked within the top 10 of the US Billboard 200. He dropped his last album, “Dum and Dummer 2,” on March 26, 2021. The album was a sequel to 2019’s “Dum and Dummer,” and his cousin Key Glock was again a part of it. It was critically acclaimed by reviewers and fans for its pop culture references and cartoony aesthetics. In 2020, Dolph considered retiring from music to make more time for his children.
Young Dolph’s Net Worth and Salary
Young Dolph had a net worth of $3 million at the time of his death. Most of his income was from his highly successful musical career. He had his independent record label “Paper Route Empire” and did tours frequently.
|Full Name||Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.|
|Nickname||Young Dolph / Dolph Obama / Paper Route Frank / Flippa / Dolph Gabbana|
|Birthdate||July 27, 1985|
|Height||6 ft 2.02 in (188 cm)|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Father name||Adolph Thornton Sr|
|Mother name||Mia Jaye|
The rapper’s stage name is “Young Dolph”. He is also known as “Dolph Gabbana,” “Flippa,” and “Paper Route Frank.” In an interview, he said that the nickname “Dolph Obama” was given by his parents.
The late rapper was married to Mia Jaye. With Mia, Dolph had two children named Tre Tre and Aria. He was somewhat strict with his parenting due to his upbringing.
Dolph was fatally shot in Memphis on November 17, 2021. While he was picking up cookies for his mother at a bakery, two gunmen from a white Mercedes-Benz gunned him down. An autopsy later revealed he was shot 22 times. The rapper was laid to rest on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. In honor of Thornton, a street was renamed Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton Jr. Avenue with the city hall’s approval.
Recent News About Young Dolph
On January 10, 2022, a posthumous tribute album titled “Long Live Young Dolph” was announced and was later officially released on January 21, 2022. It was released under the label “Paper Route Empire.” Another posthumous album remembering Young Dolph, titled “Paper Route Frank,” is set for release sometime in 2022.