Young Dolph Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Partner, Children, Cause of Death and Biography

Name Young Dolph
Birthdate  17 November 2021
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  In Relationship
Spouse/Partner Mia Jaye
Children Two
Parents Name not Known
Education Hamilton High School
Profession American rapper
Net Worth $6 Million
Last Update Nonember 2021

Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr.  better known by his stage name Young Dolph, was an American rapper. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.He was featured on O.T. Genasis’ hit single “Cut It”, which peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

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 November 17, 2021, he was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Early Life and Family

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was born on July 27, 1985, in Chicago.His family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 2 years old.He had two sisters and two brothers, and was cousins with rapper Juice Wrld.Mostly raised by his grandmother, Dolph’s parents experienced addictions to crack cocaine and he would only see them every few weeks as a child.

Dolph said that in the community he was from in South Memphis, many of his peers were raised by their grandmothers due to the issues experienced by their parents.His grandmother often did not allow Dolph to have friends visit their home but on occasion let homeless friends stay with the family.As a teenager, Dolph attended Hamilton High School.

Young Dolph Wife, Was Young Dolph Married

Young Dolph was not married but he  had two children, Tre Tre and Ari, with his partner Mia Jaye and said that he was somewhat strict with his parenting due to his upbringing with his grandmother.

Young Dolph Net Worth

Young Dolph, was an American rapper has an estimated Net Worth around $6 Million in 2021.All earnings comes from his singing Career.

Professional Career

In 2008, Young Dolph released his first mixtape Paper Route Campaign.Two years later, he formally established his label Paper Route Empire in 2010, an independent record label not affiliated with a major record label, and subsequently released Welcome 2 Dolph World that same year.

In 2016, Young Dolph was featured on O.T. Genasis’s hit double platinum single “Cut It”. Later that year, he released his debut album King of Memphis under his independent Paper Route Empire label, which peaked at 49th on the Billboard 200.Other Memphis rappers including Yo Gotti and Gotti-affiliated Blac Youngsta took offense to the album title, with Youngsta leading an armed group attempting to find Young Dolph in Memphis and releasing a diss track, “SHAKE SUM (Young Dolph Diss)” in response.

His car was reportedly shot over 100 times but was outfitted with bulletproof panels.Following the shooting, Blac Youngsta and two other men were arrested, but the charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.Young Dolph used the publicity from the shooting to promote his second studio album Bulletproof.In September that same year, Dolph was shot multiple times, and in February 2018, he released the extended play Niggas Get Shot Everyday, referencing this prior incident.

In 2017, Young Dolph signed his cousin-by-marriage and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock to his Paper Route Empire label after meeting at family gatherings.In 2018, Young Dolph and Key Glock released the single “Major”, which peaked at number 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.That same year, Dolph said that he had been offered a $22 million label deal which he turned down.

Preferring to stay on his own independent label, Dolph stated, “It really was a good deal, a super good deal to tell you the truth. But it’s just, I see something else”.Dolph’s seventh album, Rich Slave, was released on August 14, 2020. It was preceded by the singles “Blue Diamonds”, “RNB” featuring Megan Thee Stallion and “Death Row”. Dolph explained the album’s title, stating “It’s the reality of being Black in this country”.Rich Slave was Dolph’s highest-charting album, peaking at 4th on the Billboard 200.

Cause of Death

On November 17, 2021, Thornton was fatally shot while picking up cookies for his mother at a local shop in Memphis that he frequented; police said that an unidentified gunman entered the store and shot twice.Crowds of hundreds of people swarmed the scene of Thornton’s death for hours and police had to prevent individuals from entering the area while they investigated.Tennessee House Representative London Lamar and Memphis councilman JB Smiley reacted by calling for a curfew to be established in Memphis to prevent civil unrest and violence.