Young Dolph

American rapper from Tennessee

Adolph "Dolph" Thornton, Jr. (born August 11, 1985), better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper.

Young Dolph
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Young Dolph in 2017. Picture taken by Zach Boisjoly.
Background information
Birth nameAdolph Thornton, Jr.
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2008–present
LabelsPaper Route Empire * 1017 Brick Squad
Associated actsGucci Mane, O.T. Genasis, 2 Chainz, Peewee Longway

In February 2016, Dolph released his debut studio album, King of Memphis, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2][3] He was featured on O.T. Genasis' hit single "Cut It", which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Young Dolph was shot multiple times outside of a local retail store in Los Angeles on September 26, 2017.[4] He received multiple gunshots wounds which upon being hospitalized were being treated as non-life threatening.[4] A few hours later, Young Dolph was being treated under critical condition.[5]


  1. "Young Dolph". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Hernandez, Victoria (February 29, 2016). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates & Young Dolph". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 1, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Kramer, Kyle (February 18, 2016). "PREMIERE: Stream Young Dolph's New Album, 'King of Memphis'". Noisey. Retrieved March 29, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "YOUNG DOLPH SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES IN HOLLYWOOD... Rushed to Hospital". TMZ. September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Joseph Serna (September 26, 2017). "Rapper Young Dolph wounded in shooting in center of Hollywood tourist district; one person detained". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)