Young Dolph's tragic final tweets said he was 'way before his time' before he was suddenly shot dead at Memphis store
YOUNG Dolph's tragic final tweets said the rapper was "way before his time" before he was suddenly shot dead at a Memphis store.
The 36-year-old rapper was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee on November 17, 2021, while making a stop at a cookie shop called Makeda's Cookies.
Young Dolph, who goes by Paper Route Frank on Twitter, took to the social media platform to open up about his how his life was going just months before his tragic death.
Back in the beginning of August 2021, Dolph tweeted: "My next project will be my biggest."
The tweet concluded with a flexing arm emoji and fire sign.
On August 16, the rapper's tweet read: "still can’t believe i got to where im at in life. still feel unreal, s**t crazy."
Approximately one month after that, at 1.35am on September 14, 2021, Dolph wrote: "I’m definitely waaay before my time."
Dolph — whose tragic death comes approximately two years after his cousin, fellow rapper Juice WRLD, died of an overdose — was on the rise to more success with an increasing net worth.
At the time of his death, Dolph was estimated to be worth $3million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He was born Adolph Thornton Jr., in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1985. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee.
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In 2009 he was just making his mark in the music world with his debut mixtape Paper Route Campaign.
In 2021 he released his debut full-length album Welcome 2 Dolph World under his very own record label Paper Route Empire. The debut album had a total of 20 songs on it.
Dolph had come to release a total of 26 albums on Apple Music, with his most recent album PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi being released on July 30, 2021.
Apple Music lists Major (feat. Key Glock) as his top song on the streaming platform.
The rapping cousins had worked on a number of albums together including Dum and Dummer (2019) as well as a follow up Dum and Dummer 2 (2021).
Meanwhile, horrifying footage obtained by The Sun shows the moments that unfolded after Dolph was fatally shot.
And Dolph shared photos of his merchandise with a chilling message that may have "predicted his death" weeks before his fatal shooting.
The rapper was reportedly not alone when he was shot, FOX13 reports, however, it is not clear who he was with or if they were hurt.
A search for Dolph's killer has ramped up in Memphis as the embattled city deals with a wave of shootings that have prompted some lawmakers to call for a curfew.
Although a search for the shooter is underway, no suspect information has been made available, police said.
Dolph previously spoke about his belief that he has been a target of violence since his teenage years.
“I’ve been targeted since I was 17, 18, 19,” he stated in an interview with The Guardian.
The rapper admitted that he did not grow up in the best surroundings, which caused him to turn to certain methods to make money.
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