American rapper Young Dolph shot dead in cookie store

The 36-year-old singer, who survived two shootings in 2017, died on Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee.

The rap world is in shock. American rapper Young Dolph was shot dead on Wednesday while inside a cookie store in Memphis, Tennessee. “On November 17, 2021 at 12:24 pm, Memphis police officers were called to the scene of a shooting” and “a male victim was located and pronounced dead at the scene,” local police said in a report. communicated.

“Preliminary information indicates that the victim is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.” , better known by his stage name Young Dolph, authorities said. Young Dolph, 36, born in Chicago and raised in Memphis, had just entered the Makeda cookie shop, where he used to be, when an armed individual appeared and shot him, local press reports. Police said they have no information on the suspect at this time.

He had already survived two shootings

The artist who became known with hits like “Major” and his album Rich Slave released in 2020 had quickly reached the top of the Billboard 200 musical chart. He had already escaped in 2017 from two shootings: one in Charlotte , in North Carolina, during which his car had come under a hundred shots according to the American media. The other in Los Angeles where he had been hit by three bullets.

Many celebrities in the rap world have expressed their condolences on social networks, the American rapper Gucci Mane, a very close friend of his and who has collaborated on numerous occasions with Young Dolph, saying he is “devastated” .

He is added to the sad list of downcast rappers like the Swede Einár , the Americans Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke or the legendary Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG . 36-year-old Young Dolph , an artist often ranked in the charts and the Billboard charts, was killed on November 17 in Memphis (Tennessee), the city where he grew up. The rapper was then in a cookie store where he had his habits. “On November 17, 2021 at 12:24 am, Memphis Police officers were called to the scene of a shooting and a male victim was located and pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary information indicates that the victim is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr “authorities said, naming Young Dolph’s birth name.

A historic quarrel with another rapper

Without saying more, the local press specifies that an armed man had appeared in the cookie shop and then had shot the rapper , author of the hit album “King of Memphis”. If he could not survive this time, the artist had already been the victim of two shootings in 2017 . In Charlotte, first, in North Carolina where his car had received a hundred bullets, then in Los Angeles. According to the American rap media, these exchanges of fire at the time could have been linked to the conflict between Young Dolph and Yo Gotti, another rapper, also from Memphis. Their quarrel was regularly the subject of allusions in the titles of Young Dolph.

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