Stop the Shooting
What is it about rap concerts that inspire fans to not only want to bring a gun to the concert but also to shoot another person at the concert? This dangerous trend has been going on for years. In fact, rappers like 50 Cent, Fabolous and Troy Ave have actually been shot while performing. (But if rappers stop going on tour, they’d be mad.)
Over the weekend, Young Dolph’s concert ended with literal shots fired. Get the details next.
King of Memphis
Adolph Thornton, Jr., aka Young Dolph, is straight outta Tennessee. He didn’t have the easiest life, but that all changed in 2015 after he was featured on O.T. Genasis’ single “Cut It.” The track earned the 35th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Dolph some serious notoriety.
His hard work didn’t go unnoticed by music lovers, so in 2016, his album King of Memphis hit number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.
A King’s Trouble
Unlike some artist, Young Dolph started rapping late in life. He began in 2008, using music as a way to escape the hardships he experienced, more specifically the death of his grandmother.
His first just-for-fun song was so good that his friends encouraged him to continue making music. Becoming more serious about it than he ever expected, Young Dolph built his career on talking about his real experiences, shaming other rappers for speaking on things they didn’t truly know.
After his first mixtape, Paper Route Campaign, Dolph’s path into the entertainment industry was pretty much paved smooth.
Shooting in Charolette
That is, of course, until he showed up in Charolette, NC. Along with several other artist, Young Dolph was in town for the CIAA Weekend in February of this year.
After his show, Young Dolph was shot at over 100 times. His SUV and several homes/apartments in the area were riddled with bullets. No one was hurt in the incident, but no one was arrested in connection with it either. Some speculated that Yo Gotti was behind the shooting because of Young Dolph’s new-at-the-time Yo Gotti diss “Play Wit Yo Bi**h.”