Young Dolph was tragically gunned down in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, one year ago today, and people from all over are paying tribute to the “RNB” rapper on what has become known as “Dolph Day.”
November 17, 2021
During a trip to a local cookie shop, Young Dolph sustained 22 gunshot wounds before passing away, according to his autopsy report.
The tragedy left the hip-hop community in shock, and Memphis residents mourned the loss, particularly since Young Dolph was widely known for helping out the local community, PBS reports.
People Pay Homage To Dolph
With his death anniversary upon us, many expressed their disbelief over the fact that it’s already been one whole year since Dolph was killed.
1 Year ago today we lost Young Dolph
Rip to one of the best to ever do it 🙏
— TB – JDUN (@Jduntrades) November 17, 2022
One year since my favorite rapper been gone 😭🤍 RIP DOLPH 💕
— Nαhαlỉα * 🇭🇹 (@HennyHalia) November 17, 2022
1 year later and i still can’t believe my nigga Dolph is gone man 😔 RIP to a mf real one 🐬🐬💙
— big$teppa (@shida__P) November 17, 2022
Some declared that they’ll be bumping Young Dolph’s discography all day.
If you aint bumping Dolph ALL DAY today get outa my faceeee 11/17 💙 pic.twitter.com/6jKAsA9Mm6
— Ashley (@paininmyassh) November 17, 2022
Play some Young Dolph today. ❤️🕊
— Dirty Diana (@_jalahhhhh) November 17, 2022
Dolph on repeat all day today 🐬💙🕊
— J✨ (@Nettglz) November 17, 2022
Others encouraged fans to honor his memory by being a positive influence on people.
listen to some dolph and do something nice for someone today in his honor #DolphDay
— erin (@hell__woods) November 17, 2022
Commit 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
A “Young Dolph super fan” also notably chose to pay tribute by building an arcade game in his honor.
Young Dolph super fan builds this custom arcade game to honor his memory 🙏🕊🐬 pic.twitter.com/KWh2vIMpKj
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 14, 2022
We should add that Gucci Mane recently name-dropped the prolific wordsmith in “Letter to Takeoff,” in which he suggested that he struggled to cope with the Memphis native’s passing.
“I tried to drown the pain away by drinking pints of lean/ Until I woke up in the hospital, it wasn’t a dream/ It’s hard to not think about Dolph, his son, and little girl/ And I think about the life I’m ’bout bring in the world,” he raps.
Love you Gucci for your continued support of Young Dolph. Love you😢😢😢❤️❤️❤️❤️💔💔Your recent tribute to Takeoff, brought me to tears in my office, I just wished you could have wrapped your arms around Dolph sooner, he needed someone like you 😢😢😢😢🏼🏼💯💯💯We LOVE YOU!!
— Yvette Coleman (@YvetteC44790361) November 17, 2022
Dolph Day Of Service
On top of the late rapper receiving mad love from fans and associates, he was also notably honored through the kickoff of “Dolph Day of Service.”
According to FOX13 Memphis, the initiative is being led by Paper Route Empire (P.R.E.) and the IdaMae Foundation—the record label and charity that Young Dolph founded, respectively.
Through the Dolph Day of Service, communities in Memphis, Atlanta, and other cities across the nation will get the chance to receive useful resources, including free haircuts, food, and cold-weather kits.
P.R.E. and the IdaMae Foundation, organizations founded by Young Dolph, will honor the one-year anniversary of his death with free meals, haircuts and winter supplies. https://t.co/yjOMGwicmq
— FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) November 16, 2022
One year ago we lost Young Dolph, a Memphis rapper famous for his dedication to his community and his philanthropy. Today marks the first Adolph Thornton Jr. Day of Service across the country, please get out there and give back today. 💙🐬 pic.twitter.com/DwDiwsUxlP
— emud (@Dilfosaur69) November 17, 2022
Mia Jaye Recently Reflected On The Rapper’s Death
It’s also worth noting that Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s partner, spoke on his passing just last week.
In an emotional video uploaded to Instagram, Mia alluded to some of the challenges she’s had to face in the wake of the rapper’s death.
“This almost year has been the most challenging year I’ve ever had to face in my life. And it’s like the closer I get to this year-mark…it’s like trying to be positive about something so messed up, it comes to a breaking point to where it’s really just unfair,” she shared.
We continue to send our condolences and prayers to Young Dolph’s family.