Young Dolph is a singer and songwriter belonging from the genre hip-hop and lives in America.
Young Dolph who was born as Adolph Thornton Jr. on 11th August 1985 in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Most of his childhood and youth days were spent in Memphis, Tennessee as his family moved there when he was just 2.
He lived with his four siblings, and his parents were drug addicts mostly doing crack. His hectic life influenced his to take out his experiences in the form of music, and he started writing songs.
He was basically brought up by his grandmother, and he talks about his parents being addicted to drugs in the song ‘Preach.’ Music was his soft corner and relief, but he kept it more or less as a hobby. But his friends knew he was talented and often pushed him to the realization that he can pursue music as a career.
He eventually got into an almost fatal car accident and lost his grandmother to lung cancer. Music helped him to deal with emotional stress, and he was also concerned with lying in rap. He wanted to bring genuine stories told through rap, and his career began.
The first mixtape that Dolph released was named Paper Route Campaign in 2008, and it made prominent musicians noticed him. He took time to release anything new and then his fans got some singles over the years namely: Welcome 2 Dolph World, High Class Street Music and the second part High Class Street Music 2: Hustler’s Paradise, South Memphis Kingpin, and A Time 2 Kill. He has a unique way of telling his story, and that touched the hearts of many.
Until 2015 his talent was enclosed among few people, but then it started to reach worldwide, and he was included in the Colonel Loud’s single ‘California’ along with T.I. and Ricco Barrino and his presence was finally felt. Then in September of 2015, he got a feature in O.T. Genasis’ track ‘Cut it’ which was an enormous hit entering the Billboard Top 100 Chart at the number 94 and then at number 35. The song received a platinum certificate as it sold over 1 million copies.
Focusing on his solo career, Dolph released two mixtapes in the year 2016: Bosses & Shooters and Rich Crack Baby, the latter became a hit and became his most sold piece and took the 132nd position in the Billboard Top 200 chart. In 2016, he also released King of Memphis, his debut album. It contained 13 brand fresh hip-hop numbers and also became quite popular by becoming the 49th on the Top 200 chart of Billboard
In 2017, he released a new mixtape titled Gelato with the help of Paper Route Imprint, and it became his most celebrated title coming at 54 on the Billboard US Top 200 chart of the. The year was followed by his second album. That’s How I Feel containing 10 tracks among which one featured the prominent artist Gucci Mane. The album also scored well in charts like Billboard Top 200, the Top Rap Albums, and Top Hip Hop Albums, etc.
He does do quite a bit of live concert and tours to showcase his talents to his fans, and he earns by selling those tickets. In the year 2015, he organized a solo tour which turned out to be so successful that it was sold out in the entire US which was a significance of his growing career and popularity. He is planning on an extensive tour in 2017 as he has dropped a mixtape and an album this year. Through some sources, it is said that he earns around $30,000 for every show which is quite a bit.
As an upcoming artist, he has launched his own merchandise like hoodies, caps, t-shirts; cups, etc. which brings revenue to him. Fans have overwhelmingly purchased his stuff as they want him to continue in his music career. He has also ventured on his own channel on YouTube and also has a VEVO channel. Every video has an average of 2 million views which brings a considerable amount of revenue to him. He has close to 60,000 subscribers on his channel, and it is rising.
As the report says, he is not yet married, but believing on rumors, it can be asserted that he is still dating a girlfriend which he is been with for a long time and whose identity is still in oblivion. He has never been associated with any other relationship apart from this.
Dolph also has a son, young in age, but the identity of his mother is in oblivion. The news of having a son was revealed only after the news of his girlfriend pregnant was declared. He claimed that the child is going to be his second child whose name the couple has already decided, Aria Ella. The pictures of the baby even made their way to many websites. Though people have seen his girlfriend as Dolph has shared many photos with his girlfriend on social media pages. The future of this relationship has no certain goals.
The net worth of Young Dolph has to around the $1 million mark, and it had grown considerably from 2012 when it was just $200,000. The change has been considered once he has released his own studio albums. This has mostly happened due to his hard work and efficient song writing. He has proved to be a fighter and has made a position in the industry fighting against all the odds from childhood and adulthood.
Full name: Adolph Thornton, Jr
Date of birth: 11th August 1985
Birth place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Height: 6 ft. 3 inch.
Net worth: $1 million