Memphis, Tennessee native Young Dolph died on Wednesday after being shot and murdered in his home city of Memphis.
His loss was lamented by his peers, both in his hometown and in the hip-hop scene.
A large number of rappers expressed their sympathies while also sharing their best recollections of their time spent with him.
As further information about Dolph’s death came to light, his crew disclosed that he had really returned to his hometown for his annual Thanksgiving turkey drive.
Every year, he and his crew return to the city to help families in need by distributing turkeys and other holiday-themed items.
As a result of his demise, his team and Paper Route Empire artists have made a deliberate effort to keep his name and legacy alive by continuing the yearly drive in his honour and remembrance.
While Dolph’s fans and friends have expressed their condolences to his family and loved ones, many have also remembered Key Glock, Dolph’s cousin and protégé, in their prayers.
Following the news of Dolph’s death, Key Glock instantly deleted his Instagram page, and a large number of followers have expressed their condolences to him through social media.
Earlier today, the rapper shared a statement on Instagram Story, which was the first time he has done so since Dolph’s death.
“STOP asking me if I’m ok while you know damn well I ain’t.” He shared his thoughts on his Instagram Story.
Dolph took Key Glock under his wing when he first started his rap career and put him on an interminable upward trajectory.
He became one of the most renowned talents on the Paper Route Empire label, and he went on to collaborate with Dolph on the albums Dum and Dummer (2019) and Dum and Dummer 2 (2020), all of which were critically acclaimed.