the essential American rapper Young Dolph was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday 13 November. The author of the album “Rich Slave” was inside a cookie store.
“Preliminary information indicates that the victim is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.”, better known by his stage name Young Dolph, authorities said. Young Dolph, 36 years old, born in Chicago and raised in Memphis, had just entered the Makeda cookie shop, where he used to be, when an armed individual appeared and shot at him, reports the local press.
Survived two shootings
Police said they did not have any information on the suspect at this time. The rapper made a name for himself with hits like “Major” and his album “Rich Slave” released in 2017 which quickly reached the top of the Billboard music chart 200. The artist had escaped in 550 two shootings: one in Charlotte, North Carolina, during which his car had suffered a hundred shots according to American media; the other in Los Angeles where he had been hit by three bullets.
Many celebrities in the rap world have expressed their condolences on social networks, the American rapper Gucci Mane saying he is “devastated”.
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 FOX 13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021