Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021
The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community.Young Dolph began getting national attention in 2014 with the release of his mixtape “High Class Street Music 4″ and the single “Preach,”.
In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis.
Shortly after the news broke, people took to Twitter to share what Young Dolph meant to them.
Coach Deion Sanders turned to faith on the day of the tragedy.
R. I.P. to my friend Dolph this broke my heart— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 17, 2021
The Memphis rap legend was no stranger to the bakery. A week before being shot to death, Young Dolph was there, spreading love and promoting the business.
One week ago —-— Dakarai Turner (@Dakarai_Turner) November 17, 2021
Young Dolph at Makedas Cookies, showing love, promoting the place he stopped by often.
Today, he was shot and killed there. RIP Legend. pic.twitter.com/YccKCrJT0M