A memorial set for Young Dolph took place at Rolling Loud California this weekend (December 11) in the slot the late rapper is said to have played – watch it below.
The rapper – real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr – was shot and killed in Memphis last month as he walked into a bakery, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies. According to TMZ, a vehicle pulled up outside before someone shot Young Dolph through the window.
The young Dolph was scheduled to take part in the California stage of the Rolling Loud traveling roadshow this weekend, which took place in San Bernardino.
During what would have been his set, his protÃ©gÃ© Key Glock, a recent collaborator OT Genasis and rappers from his label Paper Route Empire all appeared on stage in tribute to the late rapper.
Watch the full commemorative set below:
A private funeral was held for Young Dolph in Memphis last month (November 30), after the rapper’s death.
Videos from Memphis show Dolph’s coffin being guided out of the cemetery by a police escort.
As reported by Complex, Dolph’s family members said in a statement after his death “that there are no words that sufficiently express the pain we feel.”
âLosing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And as we take each day as it comes, we take comfort in knowing that he is leaving a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that was for his family. A heart that was for the people.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his divine obligation to be kind to the world is recognized. As a family we have been fortunate to call him our son, our nephew, our brother. , our cousin, our partner and our father, and now we have the honor to call him our angel, a role he has always played.
Tributes were also paid by a range of musicians, including Chance The Rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, Quavo and Offset, among others.
After Dolph’s murder, a memorial was installed outside the cookie shop. A man was subsequently shot and wounded at the site and taken to hospital in non-critical condition. Three people appeared in court earlier this week charged with aggravated assault, escape from arrest, reckless endangerment, theft and more in connection with the commemorative shooting.