Young Dolph

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Young Dolph
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Young Dolph performing in Nashville, Tennessee. Picture taken by Zach Boisjoly.
Background information
Birth name Adolph Thornton, Jr.
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois U.S.[1]
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Paper Route Empire
Associated acts Gucci Mane, O.T. Genasis, 2 Chainz, Peewee Longway

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

Early life[edit]

Adolph Thornton, Jr. was born on August 11, 1985, in Dyersburg, Tennessee.[4] His family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 2 years old.[4] He has two sisters and two brothers.[5] In his hit track “Preach”, he rapped that, “Mama always in the streets, so guess who raised me?” In his music he describes a time where his parents were smoking crack.[6]

Career[edit]

In 2008, he was involved in a car accident that nearly took his life and later that same year, his grandmother died from lung cancer. These series of incidents motivated what was his “wake up” call. He started doing music around that time because it served as an emotional release. In addition, Young Dolph and his fellows all complained about fake rappers telling stories about what they’ve never done, witnessed or experienced. His partners encouraged him to do more music after hearing his first song, even though he did it simply for fun. His first mixtape, Paper Route Campaign, was a success and confirmed his journey into the entertainment industry.[6]

In early 2017, Young Dolph was apparently the target of gunfire in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, on February 25 several dozen rounds were fired, at least two vehicles and several weapons were involved, with rounds striking nearby residences and vehicles. By the next day, several hip-hop news agencies had begun reporting that Young Dolph was the primary target of the shooting, and that perhaps 100 rounds were fired during the attack. It was speculated that the shooting had stemmed from a rivalry between Dolph and rapper Yo Gotti, though both parties have remained silent. Young Dolph used the publicity to promote his second studio album Bulletproof. [7]

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Studio album, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US R&B/Hip-Hop
[9]
US Rap
[10]
King of Memphis 49 9 5
Bulletproof[11]
  • Released: April 1, 2017
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
36 19 14

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[12]
US R&B/Hip-Hop US Rap
Paper Route Campaign[13]
Welcome 2 Dolph World[14]
  • Released: July 02, 2010
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
High Class Street Music[15]
  • Released: May 7, 2011
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
High Class Street Music 2: Hustler's Paradise[16]
  • Released: November 8, 2011
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
A Time 2 Kill[17]
  • Released: April 6, 2012
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
Blue Magic[18]
  • Released: November 14, 2012
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
East Atlanta Memphis[19]
(with Gucci Mane)
  • Released: March 16, 2013
  • Label: 1017 Brick Squad
  • Format: Digital download
High Class Street Music 3: Trappin' Out a Mansion[20]
  • Released: May 13, 2013
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
South Memphis Kingpin[21]
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
Cross Country Trappin[22]
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
High Class Street Music 4: American Gangster[23]
  • Released: July 8, 2014
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
High Class Street Music 5: The Plug Best Friend[24]
  • Released: February 24, 2015
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
Felix Brothers[25]
(with Gucci Mane and Peewee Longway)
BagMen[26]
(with Peewee Longway)
  • Released: July 15, 2015
  • Label: Familiar Territory
  • Format: Digital download
16 Zips[27]
  • Released: July 28, 2015
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
Shittin' On The Industry[28]
  • Released: October 8, 2015
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
Bosses & Shooters[29]
(with Jay Fizzle & Bino Brown)
  • Released: May 27, 2016
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
Rich Crack Baby[30]
  • Released: August 26, 2016
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: Digital download
132 14 13
Gelato[31]
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Paper Route Empire
  • Format: CD, digital download
54 22 13

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[32]
US R&B/HH
[33]
"100 Shots" 2017 10 49 Bulletproof

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B/HH US Rap
"California"[34]
(Colonel Loud featuring T.I., Young Dolph and Ricco Barrino)
2015 101 39 10 TBA
"Cut It"
(O.T. Genasis featuring Young Dolph)
35 11 6 Rhythm & Bricks
"Bling Blaww Burr"
(Gucci Mane featuring Young Dolph)
2016 [A] Woptober

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bling Blaww Burr" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number ten on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young Dolph". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (February 29, 2016). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates & Young Dolph". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Kyle (February 18, 2016). "PREMIERE: Stream Young Dolph's New Album, 'King of Memphis'". Noisey. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Young Dolph talks about Yo Gotti texting him for 2 years straight, working with OT Genasis & More". February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Young Dolph: Responsibilities of a Kingpin". Noisey. August 12, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Young Dolph - TrapworldHipHop". TrapworldHipHop. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  7. ^ Janes, Theoden. "He Dodged 100 Bullets in Charlotte. Now he's rapping about it.". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/6421945/young-dolph?chart=305
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/6421945/young-dolph?chart=333
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/6421945/young-dolph?chart=335
  11. ^ "Young Dolph Announces "Bulletproof" Album To Address Charlotte Shooting". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Young Dolph – Chart history (Billboard 200)". Bilboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Young Dolph – Paper Route Campaign". 
  14. ^ "Welcome 2 Dolph World by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  15. ^ "High Class Street Music by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  16. ^ "High Class Street Music 2: Hustler's Paradise by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ "A Time 2 Kill by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Blue Magic by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  19. ^ "East Atlanta Memphis by Gucci Mane & Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  20. ^ "High Class Street Music 3: Trappin' out a Mansion by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  21. ^ "South Memphis Kingpin by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Cross Country Trappin by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  23. ^ "High Class Street Music 4: American Gangster by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  24. ^ "High Class Street Music 5: The Plug Best Friend by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Felix Brothers by Gucci Mane, Peewee Longway & Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  26. ^ "BagMen by Peewee Longway & Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  27. ^ "16 Zips by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Shittin on the Industry by Young Dolph". iTunes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Bosses & Shooters". livemixtapes. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Rich Crack Baby by Young Dolph on Apple Music". 
  31. ^ "Young Dolph - Gelato - Paper Route Empire". 
  32. ^ "Young Dolph – Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Young Dolph – Chart history (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  34. ^ "California (feat. T.I., Young Dolph & Ricco Barrino) - Single by Colonel Loud on Apple Music". 
  35. ^ "Gucci Mane: Chart History (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 

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