Young Dolph

Young Dolph

Young Dolph
Quick Facts About Adolph Thornton Jr.
Celebrated Name Young Dolph
Age 36 years old
Nick Name Dolph
Birth Name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.
Birth Date 1985-07-27
Gender Male
Profession American rapper
Nationality American
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, the US
Ethnicity Afro-American
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Leo
Siblings 2 sisters and 2 brothers
High School Hamilton High School
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Mia Jaye
Son Tre Thornton Jr.
Daughter Aria
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $300 thousand annually
Height 6 ft 3 inches
Weight 80 Kg
Hair Color black
Eye Color black
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Young Dolph was best known for his debut studio album, "King of Memphis", which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. He is also known for his appearance on the O.T. Genasis's hit single "Cut It", which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Who is Young Dolph?

Young Dolph was a Memphis-based American rapper. He was one of the most popular rappers in Memphis, Tennessee, the US. He was the cousin of the late American rapper Juice Wrld and Key Glock, an American rapper and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. He is also the founder of Memphis based record label "Paper Route Empire". 

Having started his career in 2008, Young begin to influence the rap world with the release of mixtapes "High-Class Street Music" and "High-Class Street Music Episode 2" in 2011 which was well-praised by other rappers of Memphis including Yo Gotti. With the increasing popularity, he released his debut album "King of Memphis" which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200.

Rumors emerged in early 2020 that Young Dolph was considering his retirement from music in order to spend more time with his children, and was seen more frequently in Memphis. Young Dolph's seventh album, Rich Slave, was released in 2020 and became his highest-charting project, debuting at number four on the Billboard 200. 

On March 5, 2021, Young Dolph and Key Glock released the single "Aspen", and subsequently, their second collaborative album, "Dum and Dummer 2", was released on March 26, 2021. It is a sequel to 2019's Dum and Dummer, and combined solo songs with tracks featuring both artists. 


How did Young Dolph die?

On November 17, 2021, at 12:22 pm, Thornton was fatally shot in Memphis while picking up cookies for his mother at Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies, a bakery he frequently visited whenever he was back home. Two gunmen alighted from a white two-door Mercedes-Benz and gunned him down. 

His funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at First Baptist Church Broad Street. The family's caravan of black SUVs was escorted by security and Memphis Police to the cemetery across from Hamilton High School, Young Dolph's former high school.

On January 5, 2022, police identified one of the suspects responsible for the murder as 23-year-old Justin Johnson and issued a first-degree murder warrant. Another suspect, 32-year-old Cornelius Smith was indicted on first-degree murder, weapons possession, and theft charges on January 11. 

Early Life and Family Background

Young Dolph was born on 27th July 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, the US. His birth name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. He was an American citizen and belonged to the Afro-American ethnicity. Leo was his birth sign. He was a follower of Christianity. 

Young Dolph was born into a middle-class family. When he was two years old, his parents got addicted to crack cocaine after moving to Memphis, Tennessee. He could barely see his father and mother as both were busy hanging with bad company and often in prison. So it was his grandmother who raised him with great love and cares in South Memphis along with his two sisters and two brothers. 

For education, he attended Hamilton High School, a public high school in Memphis. Since a teenager, Young Dolph begins rapping with his neighborhood pals, and after high school, he begins rapping professionally as a career. 

Who is Young Dolph Wife?

Young Dolph was in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Mia Jaye, prior to his tragic death. Mia is an entrepreneur with her own lifestyle brand called "The Mom and CEO", as well as a host of the podcast "Jaye’s Toolbox". Likewise, she is the author of the book "No Way Tré You Can’t Have Your Way: Food Instead of Junk Food Today".

She has an impressive number of 335k followers on Instagram. Young Dolph began dating Mia Jaye roughly a decade ago in 2012. The couple reportedly met while Mia was working a job at a boutique real estate firm following her college graduation. Since then the duo were almost inseparable.

Despite not marrying, Dolph and Mia remained as a partner and had two children together. Their first child, a son named Tré, was born in June 2014 and is currently 7 years old. Their second child, daughter Aria, was born in April 2017 and is currently 4 years old. Sadly, Dolph had passed away, so the responsibility has been to come under Mia to raise them as single parents. 

Young Dolph Net Worth 2021

At the time of his death on 17th November 2021, the net worth of Young Dolph was around $3 million. Young Dolph had managed to earn such a huge fortune through his rapping career via album sales.  He also used to earn his income from World tours, concerts, and as a songwriter. 

Young Dolph's used to earn $300 thousand annually. His youtube net worth is between $208K - $1.25million and his monthly youtube earnings are estimated to be $38.2K. He was one of the top-earning and wealthiest rappers in Memphis. 

With his decent earnings, Young was living a luxurious lifestyle. He owned a luxurious mansion in Memphis, Tennessee worth half a million dollars. Besides, he also owned over 100 properties in Memphis which now belong to his wife. His car collection includes Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Audi, and Mercedes. 

How tall is Young Dolph?

Young Dolph was a very tall man with a height of 6 ft 3 inches and his body weight was around 80 Kg. He had a lean build body. He used to look handsome in his Buzz-cut hairstyle that was black in color. He used to go to the gym every day and keep himself fit and healthy. 

He had a pair of black eyes. He used to have a clean face with no beards. A huge fan of tattoos, Dolph had carved tattoos on the inner portion of his right arm and right shoulder as well as on his left arm.

Facts About Young Dolph

  • #1The city of Memphis approved street-renaming for a street in the honor of Thornton.
  • #2He gave away two hundred turkeys to individuals at the West Cancer Center.
  • #3During his life, he was shot multiple times by a gun shooter.
  • #4He had a cold relationship with Rapper Yo Gotti.
  • #5He was a motivational speaker too.
  • #6He was very kind-hearted and helpful.
  • #7His rapping style was described as "vociferous".
  • #8 Rapper "Blac Youngsta" was his great rival.
  • #9He was a huge fan of cars.
  • #10He used to spend a lot of time with his kids.