Memphis Honors Young Dolph’s Legacy with Grand Memorial

Before his life tragically ended – Adolph Thornton Jr. was a proud Memphis rapper who spent his time selflessly helping the community he loved so much. Nearly a month after his death – fans, friends, family, and supporters poured into seats at the FedExForum in Memphis to celebrate his life in a spectacular way!

Watch the Young Dolph’s Celebration of Life here!

A tribute highlighting some of Young Dolph’s greatest moments in life and music played for everyone. Fellow rappers and collaborators like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, and T.I. spoke on video message with heartfelt words with many calling to end the violence in Memphis.

His legacy was immortalized in Castalia Heights with an honorary street sign unveiling. A section of Dunn Avenue was renamed as “Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr.” Avenue. Castalia Heights was, of course, the neighborhood where Young Dolph was from.


There were many emotions in the great space, but the love and respect for the Memphis rapper was prominent. The community came out in great numbers to support him and his family as he has done for them. There were performances led by Keke Wyatt and soul-touching tributes by the likes of Bobbi Storm, Donnie McClurkin, and Grammy winning singer Monica. Many took to the stage to share personal stories about how Young Dolph had a positive impact on their lives and his overall genuine, caring personality.  

Young Dolph’s children spoke beautifully about their father to the crowd leaving not one eye dry in the room. 

Social media didn’t miss out on remembering Young Dolph either. Some even shared their favorite moments from the memorial. 

In both the state of Tennessee and Georgia, November 17th was declared Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. Day of Service. This solidifies how his legacy was more than just his music – it was his humanitarian efforts, dedication to his community, and good heart that became his true gift to the world. 

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Celebrating the Light and Life Young Dolph, through his music. 

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