Young Dolph – American rapper, songwriter
Young Dolph’s real name is Adolph Thornton, Jr. He was born on 5 March 1985, in Chicago, Illinois. The rapper’s pseudonym is the shortened version of his first name. When Adolph was 2 years old, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. The singer has 5 siblings. Even though Adolph doesn’t speak much about his childhood, it apparently was rather tough. In his song “Preach”, the words "Mama always in the streets, so guess who raised me?" seem to allow the rapper’s fans to peek into his past. Thornton’s parents used drugs. It forced all the five kids to become intendant rather early.
The year 2008 was tough for the artist. He got into a bad car accident and had to stay in the hospital for a long time. After leaving the hospital, Adolph found out that his grandmother died from lung cancer. These events became triggers for Young Dolph’s creativity. The music helped him survive through the tough times. Dolph often said that he doesn’t appreciate rappers singing about something they don’t understand. In his case, the lyrics are based on personal experience. The same year, Adolph released his first mixtape, Paper Route Campaign. The deep lyrics helped it become popular. At that time, Thornton worked with Paper Route Empire label.