Rapper Young Dolph fatally shot in Memphis

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New York Daily News

Rapper Young Dolph was shot to death Wednesday inside a Memphis cookie shop. The 36-year-old rapper was shopping inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies when someone drove up and began firing. “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was born in Chicago but moved to Memphis with his family as a toddler and grew up there. His first album, released in 201…

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