Rapper Young Dolph was killed on Wednesday in a shooting in his hometown, and fans are in shock. According to a report by WREG News, Dolph was at a cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee picking up pastries for his family when the surprise attack took place. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Dolph's passing has his local community in mourning, and fans all over the world are crying out for justice. The rapper was 36-year-old, with a reputation for generosity and integrity. His lyrics generally concerned hard work, amassing wealth and paying favors forward to friends. That's how fans are memorializing him this evening on social media.
At the time of this writing, Dolph's murder is still under investigation. Speculation is running wild, but it has not overshadowed the grief itself for this loss. Here's a look at what fans are saying online.
This bar hit different now https://t.co/lJnjAx1tuM— Kojo Lockhart (@Kojizzle__) November 17, 2021
Like many other rappers, Young Dolph had contemplated his mortality in his lyrics. Fans remarked on how bittersweet some of these lines sounded after the fact.prevnext
At A Spot That He Usually Go To pic.twitter.com/NHbR4DlQXv— 2️⃣9️⃣4️⃣♿️ (@NucclexS) November 17, 2021
Not dolph man not like this 😔😔 pic.twitter.com/51piP7U1Vn— Joel Padilla (@Joel_suelo) November 17, 2021
The fact that Young Dolph was picking up cookies for his mother made this tragedy all the more heartbreaking to many fans.prevnext
Likewise, fans pointed out Young Dolph's dedication to his family, saying how tragic it was to see someone with so much to live for cut down before his time.prevnext
They killed Young Dolph. I’m sick!! Someone PLEASE go check on Key Glock, I just know he’s not ok. The most iconic duo 💔💔 RIP Young Dolph pic.twitter.com/Kf8dLxL9gx— Berenice 🌹✨ (@itsBereveli) November 17, 2021
Fans also worried about Young Dolph's friends and colleagues, as he ran with a particularly close group.prevnext
Stream Young Dolph music, he owned all his masters for his kids— kvain (@_KVain) November 17, 2021
Some fans encouraged each other to listen to Young Dolph's music tonight – not just in mourning, but because it would translate to inheritance for his family. The rapper reportedly owned the master recordings to his own music, meaning his next of kin would receive the payments from streaming services.prevnext
That's def his camo C8 Corvette pic.twitter.com/Q8TzmVFQbN— Łane (@Redman_93) November 17, 2021
Early on in the reporting, fans were able to identify Young Dolph on the scene by his distinctive car with a custom paint job.prevnext
Not gonna lie, That’s some gangsta shit— Josorio (@Ju_lyy) November 17, 2021
Finally, fans recalled the last time someone shot at Young Dolph and how he responded through his music.prev