Rapper Young Dolph, best known for his 2020 album “Rich Slave” and collaborations with his cousin and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock, has died in a shooting in Memphis, Tenn. He was 36.
Police say the rapper was killed while he was in a cookie shop on Wednesday afternoon.
The shop owner said Young Dolph whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. walked into the store at around 1pm to buy some cookies when someone drove up and shot him.
Police said they were yet to identify the suspect.
The Memphis Police Department released a statement reporting the shooting and said ‘preliminary information’ indicates the victim was indeed Young Dolph.
The rapper previously survived death after a shooting occurred in Los Angeles in September 2017, he came out with three gunshot wounds. Again, earlier this year he cheated death after his car was sprayed with bullets in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As a rapper he was signed to Paper Route Empire and his most successful album was 2020’s Rich Slave, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and was his highest- charting release.
In 2016 he released King of Memphis which rocked the number 49 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.