Young Dolph was tragically shot in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, one year ago today, and people from all over are paying tribute to the “RNB” rapper on what is being called “Dolph Day.”
November 17, 2021
During the trip to the cake shop, Young Dolph suffered 22 injuries before dying, according to his autopsy report.
The tragedy left the hip-hop community stunned, and the people of Memphis saddened, especially since Young Dolph was known for helping the community, PBS reported.
People Respect Dolph
Remembering his death, many expressed their disbelief in the fact that it has been a full year since Dolph was killed.
1 year ago today we lost Young Dolph
Enjoy one of the best things to do 🙏
– TB – JDUN (@Jduntrades) November 17, 2022
One year since my favorite rapper passed away 😭🤍 RIP DOLPH 💕
— Nαhαlỉα * 🇭🇹 (@HennyHalia) November 17, 2022
A year later and I still can’t believe my nigga Dolph is gone 😔 RIP to the real mf 🐬🐬💙
— big$teppa (@shida__P) November 17, 2022
Others said they would be recording Young Dolph’s songs all day.
If you’re not bumping into Dolph ALL DAY today get out of my face 11/17 💙 pic.twitter.com/6jKAsA9Mm6
– Ashley (@paininmyassh) November 17, 2022
Play Young Dolph today. ❤️🕊
– Dirty Diana (@_jalahhhhhh) November 17, 2022
Dolph is rehearsing all day today 🐬💙🕊
– J✨ (@Nettglz) November 17, 2022
Others urged fans to honor his memory by being a positive influence on people.
Listen to Dolph and do something good for someone today in his honor #DolphDay
– erin (@hell__woods) November 17, 2022
Donate to make a difference in someone’s life in honor of Young Dolph’s Day of Giving. pic.twitter.com/9ToVQZf1zW
– Carolyn Hines (@Carolyn04903404) November 17, 2022
The “Young Dolph super fan” also chose to pay tribute by creating a game in his honor.
A young fan of Dolph builds this game to honor his memory 🙏🕊🐬 pic.twitter.com/KWh2vImpKj
– Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 14, 2022
We should add that Gucci Mane recently dropped the famous lyricist in “Letter to Takeoff,” in which he also said that he struggled with the death of the Memphis native.
“I tried to drown the pain by drinking pints of lean/ Until I woke up in the hospital, it wasn’t a dream/ It’s hard not to think about Dolph, his son, and the little girl/ And I think about life. I’ll bring the world,” he said.
Love you Gucci for still supporting Young Dolph. I love you 🏼💯💯💯 We love you!!
— Yvette Coleman (@YvetteC44790361) November 17, 2022
Dolph’s Day of Service
On top of being the last rapper who received crazy love from fans and friends, he was also honored at the start of the “Dolph Day of Service”.
According to FOX13 Memphis, the project is being spearheaded by the Paper Route Empire (PRE) and the IdaMae Foundation – the writing and charity founded by Young Dolph, respectively.
Through Dolph’s Work Day, communities in Memphis, Atlanta, and other cities across the country will have the opportunity to receive helpful items, including free haircuts, food, and winter gear.
PRE and the IdaMae Foundation, organizations founded by Young Dolph, will honor the one year anniversary of his death with free food, haircuts and winter items. https://t.co/yjOMGwicmq
— FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) November 16, 2022
A year ago we lost Young Dolph, a Memphis songwriter known for his dedication to his community and his compassion. Today is Adolph Thornton Jr.’s first day. of Ministry across the country, please come out and give back today. 💙🐬 pic.twitter.com/DwDiwsUxlP
– emud (@Dilfosaur69) November 17, 2022
Mia Jaye Recently Reflected On The Rapper’s Death
It is also worth noting that Mia Jaye, a friend of Young Dolph, spoke about his death last week.
In an emotional video uploaded on Instagram, Mia mentioned some of the struggles she faced after the rapper’s death.
“This year has been the most difficult year that I have ever experienced in my life. And it’s like the approach of this year’s recognition… it’s like trying to be positive about something that’s so messed up, it gets to the point where it’s not fair,” he said.
We continue to send our condolences and prayers to Young Dolph’s family.