Memphis rapper Young Dolph, born Adolph Thornton, Jr. out of South Memphis, Tennessee by way of Chicago, Illinois. Founder of Memphis independent label Paper Route Empire.
Coming on the scene with stern club bangers and cold punch lines, Memphis-based rapper Young Dolph became a local hero via a series of mixtapes before breaking nationwide around 2014. Dolph debuted in 2008 with the mixtape Paper Route Campaign, and releases like The Weed Album and South Memphis Kingpin brought him to 2012 when he dropped the first in a successful series of mixtapes dubbed High Class Street Music.
By the time High Class Street Music 4 and the Preach single dropped in 2014, Dolph was working with major-label producers including Drumma Boy and Zaytoven. Both provided tracks for his 2016 album King of Memphis, which featured no guest artists and debuted at number 49 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi