Adolph Thornton, Jr. is a musician from the US. He got famous after reaching high ranking on a Billboard chart with his album called King of Memphis.
Adolph was born in Illinois, in Chicago to be specific. His birthdate is August 11,1985.
However, he didn’t spend his childhood in Chicago because when he was just two years old his family moved to Memphis.
Adolph grew up with four siblings: two sisters and two brothers, so he learned how hard it is to take care of them since their parents weren’t really responsible.
In his songs, Young Dolph oftenly sings about his hard childhood where he describes both of his parents as crack addicts. He says that he had to raise himself and take care of his brothers and sisters simultaneously.
In 2008, Thornton had a hard year.
First he almost died in a car accident and later his grandma passed away from cancer of the lungs. He says that this was an extremely hard time for him because he was just finding himself back then, but had to take things in his own hands again.
He says that this were his messages to get up and start doing what he loves because life is short.
Adolph started to get interested into music in 2008 when he found out that he can use his emotions, both good and the bad ones, to make songs and express his words more passionately.
He and his rapper friends always were very concerned about the fact that there are many fake rappers who don’t take their rhymes seriously or even fake them.
His first mixtape was called Paper Route Campaign and it was made after a few of his friends listened to his older songs that he made for fun and told him that he should get involved into the music industry.
The mixtape was a jackpot for Thornton and it became popular over a short period of time. This unlocked his doors to the big music industry and let him become a part of it.
In year 2017, he had a few rough events.
Because of his growing popularity, he had a lot of haters and people that were constantly trying to bring him down. He eventualy was trying to be asassinated in North Carolina, in Charlotte.
The police that later investigated said that there was an enormous amount of bullets found and that there were many people involved. They found many cars that had false documents and many weapons in them.
The next time, the news already knew that he was the object of the fire and they talked about his attact non-stop.
There were many rumours about who may have done something like this and one of the main suspects was Yo Gotti, who is also a musician. Yo Gotti is a rapper and Young Dolph didn’t have a good relationship with him.
Adolph was shocked after these incidents and he decided not to play weak, but actually make something out of it. He stayed at home and managed to make a whole album about this.
The album was his second one and it was studio-made, called “Bulletproof”. Not only was the album a great way for the artist to overcome the things that have lately happened to him, but it was also a great way to use all of the publicity and media attention he gained.
He made a few mixtapes during the years and his latest ones were “Bosses & Shooters” from May 2016, “Rich Crack Baby” from August 2016 and Gelato made in February 2017.
One more thing Young Dolph learned was that he gains fame by other people’s appearances on his albums, so he decided to inviter Yeung, Rovi, 2 Chainz, Wale, T.I. and so on… All of these singers helped him to gain fans and fame, but one of the collaborations that gained him the most attention was surely the one with Gucci Mane.
Young Dolph has a son, but he prefers to keep him away from the media. He doesn’t want him to be exposed and surely never talks about his mother because he says that she isn’t a part of his life anymore.
Full name: Adolph Thornton, Jr.
Nick name: Young Dolph
Date of birth: July 27,1985
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Occupation: musician, rapper
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: Adolph Thornton Sr.
Mother name: NA
Brother name: 2 brothers (names NA)
Sister name: 2 sisters (names NA)
Marital status: dating
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: a son and his wife is pregnant with a girl Aria Ella
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: often wears sunglasses
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $1 million
Interesting Facts about Young Dolph
His first album, Paper Route Campaign, has also been used a name for his own record label. He founded it because he wanted to be independent and special.
Young Dolphin is really tall, he is about 191 cm and is considered quite heavy.
He has his own page called simply youngdolph.com where he does multiple things to promote himself. He shares his tracks so his fans can rewatch them, he shares his interviews and music videos too.
One more thing he does is he sells merch. Most of the merch are shirts and hoodies with his picture on it, but he also still sells his CD mixtapes. The interesting thing is that his merch (hoodies etc) are about six times more expensive than his mixtapes.
Young Dolph says that he became famous so quick because his music is authentic and he speaks about his real and personal problems that he experiences on a daily basis.
He has been asked in many interviews about his tracks and the fact that he oftenly makes new ones, but he says that people who love high quality music will never get tired of them.
Adolph also claims that he is one of the rare rappers who don’t rap for money nor did start rapping to earn money. He says that music has always been a way of expressing emotions for him and that he never thought that he should make mixtapes just to sell them.
One of his nickanems is “Dolph Obama” and he earned this nickname when his partners from the music industry noticed that he acts like his music is a sort of a campaign.
His song “In My System” gained a lot of attention because it speaks out about his early life and how he was exposed to cocaine all the time because it was a part of his daily life. He says that he always knew his parents were addicts, but never thought of trying those out. H
e also claims that he never promoted these in any way through his songs.
Young Dolph is a rapper who makes music about his life and his passions. His estimated net worth is $1 million.