Last night chart-topping rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting, in his hometown of Memphis Tennesee.
“The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
After his mixtape releases, the Yound Dolph career on the mainstream took off in 2015 when he appeared on O.T. Genasis’ hit “Cut It”. In 2016 he released his debut studio album, “King of Memphis”.
Last year, his sixth album, “Rich Slave”, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In the wake of the shooting, Dolph’s collaborators have expressed their grief over losing the artist.
Megan Thee Stallion, who was a featured artist on Young Dolph’s “RNB”, tweeted, “I am sooo sick rn I am in disbelief! Praying for his family and friends! Rest In Peace to my friend a true legend dolph.”
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