Young Dolph Biography, Networth, Age, Family & More

Biography of Young Dolph

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was popularly known as “Young Dolph”. His grandma raised him because both of his parents were drug addicts. Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was born in the city of Chicago on July 27, 1985.

He released his first mixtape Paper Route Campaign in 2008, and after two years he successfully able formally established his record label Paper Route Empire. Later one of Memphis’s rappers Yo Gotti offered him a record deal with Epic Records in 2014, but he chose to remain independent.

He developed his own rap flow, shifting away from a style similar to Memphis rappers like Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball & MJG instead to a personal style known as “vociferous” with a “unique deep voice”.

Young Dolph’s car was shot over 100 times but was outfitted with bulletproof panels, and no one was hurt. In September of that same year, he was shot multiple times in the year 2015.

In 2016, Young Dolph was featured on O.T. Genasis’s double-platinum hit single “Cut It”. Later that year, he released his debut album King of Memphis, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200. Other Memphis rappers (including Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta) took offense at the album title.

Dolph was again shot outside a retail store in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on September 26, 2017. He got severally injured and it took him two weeks in the hospital to recover from three gunshot wounds.

The same year  Young Dolph signed his cousin-by-marriage and fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock to his Paper Route Empire label. In 2018, they released the single “Major”, which peaked at number 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. That same year, he said that he turned down an offer of a $22 million label deal.

In February 2018, he released a song Niggas Get Shot every day, referencing this prior incident that happened to him.

Young Dolph’s 2018 album Role Model was released under the label Paper Route Empire, and his 2019 album is his first collaborative album with rapper Key Glock. In July 2019, Young Dolph again collaborated with Key Glock, this time releasing his first collaboration album Dum and Dummer, imitating the title of the Farrelly brothers’ film Dumb and Dumber.

Young Dolph Biography, Networth, Age, Family & More

The artist has also signed a record deal with Empire Distribution, which he announced in September 2018.

Rich Slave, which features Megan Thee Stallion and “Death Row,” was published on August 14, 2020. was made public The singles “Blue Diamonds” and “RNB” preceded it. He justified the album’s title by saying “It’s the reality of being Black in this nation.” The album was his most successful, ranking at #4 on the Billboard 200.

On March 5, 2021, He collaborated with Key Glock and released the single “Aspen”, and soon later their second collaborative album, Dum and Dummer 2, was released on March 26, 2021.

After the investigation police issued a first-degree murder warrant for Johnson (stage name Straight Drop) was also a rapper, after receiving over 500 tips leading to his arrest. Another suspect, Cornelius Smith, was already got arrested for stealing the car used in the murder.

He was known in Memphis for his philanthropy, he donated $25,000 to his alma mater, Hamilton High School, and provided motivational speeches to students.

Personal Information

  • BirthName – Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.
  • Known As – Dolph Gabbana, FlippaPaper, Route Frank
  • Date of Birth – 27 July 1985
  • Died – November 17, 2021
  • Cause of death – Homicide
  • Died at the Age of – 36
  • Birth Place – Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Hometown – Chicago, Illinois
  • Profession – Rapper and Songwriter
  • Genres – Hip hop, Gangsta rap, Memphis rap
  • Zodiac Sign – Leo
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Nationality – American

Physical Stats

  • Height – 1.92 m.
  • Weight – 78 Kg.
  • Eye Color – Dark Brown.
  • Hair Color – Black.
Young Dolph Biography, Networth, Age, Family & More

Education / Qualification

  • School – Magnolia Elementary School, Memphis, United States
  • College – N/A
  • Qualification – High School

Young Dolph went to the Magnolia Elementary School in Memphis, the United States from where he completed his early schooling. After he completed his education till high school and he left his studies to focus on his career as he was interested in music and singing from an early age.


  • Father – N/A
  • Mother – N/A
  • Brother – N/A
  • Sister – Carlisa.
  • Son – Tre Tre Thornton
  • Daughter – Aria Ella Thornton
  • GF/BF – N/A
  • Wife – Mia Jaye

He got engaged to Mia Jaye and they had two children, Tre Tre and Aria. On November 17, 2021, Two gunmen alighted from a white two-door Mercedes-Benz and gunned him down, he was fatally shot 22 times in Memphis while picking up cookies for his mother. Hundreds of people gathered around and swarmed the scene of Young Dolph’s death for hours.

Relationship Status

  • His wife – Mia Jaye is a famous entrepreneur, social activist, social media star, and celebrity partner.

Estimated Net Worth of Young Dolph

  • Total net worth – $3 million

Car Collection –

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan
  • Jaguar

Facts About Young Dolph

  • Dolph purchased over 100 homes in his city of Memphis.


  • 100 Shots
  • Talking To M Scale
  • Major
  • Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up
  • 1 Scale
  • Water on Water on Water
  • By Mistake
  • Forever
  • Play Wit Yo’ Bitch
  • On the River
  • To Be Honest
  • Preach
  • Drip Like Dis
  • RNB
  • No Sense
  • Blue Diamonds
  • 1 Hell of a life
Young Dolph Biography, Networth, Age, Family & More

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Frequently Asked Question

Ans: He lived in his house in Memphis.

Ans: His estimated net worth was $3 million.

Ans: Castalia Heights.

Ans: A gunshot wound (Homicide).

Ans: Young Dolph was 36 when he died.