Tragedy in Tennessee!
Young Dolph was murdered in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday, November 17.
The rapper was shot dead outside of a local store, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, reported TMZ. He was only 36. A video from the crime scene shows the rapper’s vehicle parked outside the shop. A source claimed Dolph went “into the store, and a vehicle pulled up, firing through a front window and striking the rapper.” The gunman has yet to be identified.
Last week the rapper was featured on the businesses Instagram account picking up some goodies. "Young Dolph says every time he comes home he has to stop by Makedas Cookies," the shop captioned a clip of Dolph.
Arkansas rapper Bankroll Freddie, who has collaborated with Dolph in the past, posted on his Instagram Story, “mane they just killed my n***a @youngdolph.” He also shared several videos with the "100 Shots" rapper.
The “Case Closed” rapper — real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. — burst onto the music scene in 2016 with his debut album, King of Memphis, followed up by hit songs such as “Major” and “Death Row” dominating the rap charts.
Dolph had been targeted multiple times in the past. In 2017, his SUV was shot at over 100 times while in Charlotte, North Carolina. Memphis based rapper Blac Youngsta turned himself in for the crime, but charges were eventually dropped.
Later that year he was shot in the arms and butt outside a shoe store in Hollywood, California. He was hospitalized and his injuries required surgery. Corey McClendon was arrested and charged with attempted murder the next day.
Dolph reportedly leaves behind a young son and daughter.