Dolph was shot and killed inside a local cookie shop in his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the age of 36.
His real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. He was an American rapper, producer, and recording artist who had a net worth of $3 million at the
time of his death.
Adolf Robert Thornton Jr., best known as Young Dolph was born in July 1985, in Illinois, Chicago. His parents were drug addicts that is why he and
his siblings were raised by his grandparents. His family had moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was just two years old. The later rapper, Juice Wrld was his cousin.
Young Dolph Personal Life
Young Dolph was dating his long-time girlfriend, Mia Jaye, and had two kids with her, named Tre Tre and Aril. He was shot and killed on November 17, 2021, while buying cookies for his mom at a local shop in Memphis.
Young Dolph Career
Young Dolph was very attached to his grandmother, thus after her death in 2008, he was left devastated and used rap as a way to vent out his
feelings. In 2010, he established his independent record label, Paper Route Empire. The same year, he dropped his second mixtape titled
“Welcome 2 Dolph World”. He started getting recognized after the release of his second mixtape. In 2016, he was featured on the hit double platinum song of O. T. Genasis, which had the title “Cut It”.
Also, Young Dolph went on to release his first studio album “King of Memphis” in 2016, which was released under his record label, Paper Route
Empire label. The album became a big hit that peaked at the 49th spot on the Billboard 200. In July 2019, he collaborated with the rapper, Key
Glock, and released a collaborative album “Dum and Dummer”, which peaked at the 8th spot on the Billboard 200.
Multiple Shootings Involved
In February 2017, more than 100 shots were fired at Young Dolph’s bulletproof SUV in Charlotte, N.C. That time he was not injured and after
which he released a song about the incident “100 shots”. In September 2017, he was involved in another shooting outside of a hotel in Los
Angeles also includes a physical fight.
During the fight, Young Dolph was knocked to the ground since one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began shooting him. Luckily, he was able to escape from the scene, running to a nearby store.
Young Dolph died inside Makeda’s Butter Cookies, a cookie shop in Memphis Tennessee. The incident took place on Nov. 17. Young Dolph
reportedly walked into the shop to purchase cookies for his mother at about 1 pm when someone drove up to the store and shot him. His death
left the entire music world shocked. In the hours after the shooting, social media rumors began to spread of shootings connected to other
Memphis rappers. A Memphis police spokesman said there is no evidence of shootings at two of the most rumored locations.
The Memphis police are currently looking for the matter since the killer is still unidentified. The incident caused chaos to break out in the
Memphis area, as fans and residents mourned the death of the rap artist who adored the bakery.
Young Dolph Net Worth At The Time of His Death
Young Dolph’s died at the age of 36 and his net worth at the time of his death was $3 million. His primary source of earning is through the
albums he made. His annual salary was around $250,000.00.