Young Dolph died on Wednesday afternoon, leaving hip-hop with a devastating loss.
Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis at a local bakery. He was 36 years old at the time.
Members of the Hip-Hop community mourned Young Dolph’s death as word of his death circulated on social media. The late rapper’s collaborators, peers, and fans expressed their sorrow over the tragedy.
Megan Thee Stallion, who co-wrote “RNB” with Young Dolph, was devastated by the news.
She tweeted, “I am so ill rn I am in amazement!” “Praying for him and his loved ones!” Dolph, my friend and a great legend, rest in peace.”
Gucci Mane and producer Drumma Boy both expressed their sorrow on Twitter. Throughout Young Dolph’s career, both men collaborated on a number of singles with him.
“This crushed my heart,” Gucci said, adding, “R. I.P. to my friend Dolph.”
“MY HEART HURTS,” Drumma Boy added. I only want to see us triumph against each other, isn’t it? My heartfelt condolences go out to the Thornton family.”
LL CoolJ, the legendary rapper, also expressed his condolences.
“Sending love to @YoungDolph’s family, friends, and fans,” he posted. “Young Brother, rest in power.” I pray that God protects and strengthens your children and family.”
On social media, a slew of other rappers, producers, and other hip-hop figures expressed their grief over Young Dolph’s death.