Young Dolph Shot to Death at the Cookie Store

No, not Young Dolph! That nigga was just trying to get some cookies!

Niggas be dying out there!


Rapper Young Dolph, best known for his 2020 album “Rich Slave” and collaborations with his fellow Memphis rapper and cousin Key Glock, has died in a shooting in Memphis, Tenn. He was 36.

“All of us at APA are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear friend and client, Young Dolph,” an APA representative said in a statement to Variety. “The world has lost an icon, a great man and beloved artist who has been taken too soon. His dedication, drive, hard work and loyalty to all those around him always came first and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult time. “

The shooting took place at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in South Memphis on Wednesday afternoon, local station FOX News 13 reported. The owner of the store told the outlet that Young Dolph walked in to buy cookies when someone drove up, shot and killed him around 1 p.m.

Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was born in Chicago but moved to Memphis at a young age. He was the cousin of rapper Juice Wrld, who died at 21 of a drug overdose at Chicago’s Midway International Airport on December 8, 2019.

Making his studio album debut, Young Dolph released “King of Memphis” in 2016, which reached No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He dropped seven albums from 2016 to 2021, the most recent being “Dum and Dummer 2” with Key Glock, which peaked at No. 8. He was signed to Paper Route Empire, and his most successful album was 2020’s “Rich Slave,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and was his highest-charting release. From 2008 to 2017, he dropped more than a dozen mixtapes and EPs.

Young Dolph was a big influence on me, personally.

In particular, I will always remember the lyrics: “Fuck these bitches and fuck these niggers too. Fuck them all. You know what I mean? I mean that shit, nigger. For real, for real. Straight up. Eh.”

Those words have served as an inspiration and a kind of slogan for my life.