The tragic shooting death of Young Dolph and the swirling speculation of who did the deed has dominated much of the news this week as expected. As it often happens after the murder of a recording artist. the South Memphis rapper’s peers have offered their words of respect in the wake of Dolph’s unfortunate passing.
Young Dolph, born Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot and killed on November 17 outside of a cookie shop he frequented and promoted on social media according to reports. While Dolph famously had a long-running feud with Yo Gotti, Soulja Boy threw his name into the mix by egging on beef and reportedly put out a bounty. The “Crank Dat” rapper also got into a social media back and forth with Trouble, and Drakeo The Ruler also had words for the Atlanta artist.
Meanwhile, Key Glock, Dolph’s cousin and a frequent collaborator deleted all of his social media accounts after Dolph was reported dead.
Artists such as past collaborator Megan Thee Stallion, and many more gave their condolences to Young Dolph’s family and upheld his legacy in the game. We’ve got the reactions below.
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
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) November 17, 2021
Damn R.I.P DOLPH PRAYER FOR YA KIDS AND FAMILY SMH
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 17, 2021
DAMN! This One Hurt
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) November 17, 2021
— Yung Rénzél (@RickRoss) November 17, 2021
we losing too many black men to poor health, racism, jail, etc. already. we gotta find a way to heal and not add to that with our own violence. prayers for young dolph family and friends. RIP
— omen (@omen) November 17, 2021
Rest In Peace King Young Dolph pic.twitter.com/zHtcEoAKt8
— TrendSetter (@coi_leray) November 17, 2021
I ALWAYS give flowers to the living, Dolph is one of the only ppl to make me go harder believe it or not, my fuckin FAV this Tweet was 4yrs ago https://t.co/1O3ADW0zow
— WESTSIDEGUNN (@WESTSIDEGUNN) November 17, 2021
LONG LIVE DOLPH
Only person to ever pull up to the cave with a fleet of cars and made sure to shake every single persons hand he met. Legendary artist and person.
— kennybeats (@kennybeats) November 17, 2021
R. I.P. to my friend Dolph this broke my heart
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 17, 2021
God bless Dolph Real independent Memphis rapper born in chicago. loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic God bless his family man
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 17, 2021
RIP My dawg Young Dolph we lost a real one today
— BIGGEST CEO (@richthekid) November 18, 2021
Damn man, me and Dolph used to be next door neighbors. Smh. RIP DOLPH.
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) November 17, 2021