American rapper Young Dolph shot dead in Memphis

Rapper Young Dolph at a concert in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 2016 (photo

American rapper Young Dolph, 36, real name Adolph Robert Thornton, was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee (United States). The shooter fled.

He had released his first album named “King of Memphis” in 2016, the American rapper Young Dolph was shot dead this Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. (local time, 8 p.m. in Paris) in the south of Memphis, in the interior of a shop that sells cookies says Fox13.

A man is said to have entered behind the rapper and opened fire, before fleeing. The police have set up a security perimeter, while the deceased’s Lamborghini is still visible in the parking lot.

Young Dolph was seriously wounded by gunshot wounds in September 2017, during a violent brawl with three men, outside the Loews Hollywood hotel in Memphis. A few months earlier in February, he had also been shot at his car in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. The rapper then installed tailor-made bulletproof plates in his car.

Young Dolph’s seventh and final album, “Rich Salve,” released in 2020, reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200, the US album sales chart for all musical categories. The artist, followed by 4.4 million people on the social network Instagram, was born in Chicago (Illinois) but his family had moved to Memphis when he was 2 years old. A graduate of Hamilton High School located in the same city, Adolph Robert Thornton donated $ 25,000 last year so that the school could purchase new sports equipment and supplies according to local media. News 3 Channel.

The music video for “100 Shots” has been viewed nearly 100 million times on YouTube.