Unraveling the Enigma of Young Dolph: 5 Lesser-Known Facts

Unraveling the Enigma of Young Dolph: 5 Lesser-Known Facts

American rapper Young Dolph recently made headlines after being shot in Hollywood on September 26, 2017. A spokesperson described his condition as stable but critical following the attack. The incident occurred outside the Loews Hotel, where an argument took place between Dolph and rival rapper Yo Gotti’s crew. Reports suggest that one of the crew members pulled out a gun and shot Dolph several times in the torso. Dolph and Gotti have a long and tumultuous relationship, and this is not the first time their rivalry has led to violence.

1. A History of Violence: Dolph’s Previous Shooting Incident

This is the second occasion in which the rivalry between Dolph and Gotti has led to a shooting. In February 2017, many rounds were fired at two vehicles, one of which Dolph was in. Several residential properties were also hit during the incident, which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dolph was unhurt, as he had been wearing a bulletproof vest.

2. Overcoming Adversity: Dolph’s Difficult Childhood

Young Dolph has spoken openly about his challenging upbringing. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 11, 1985, he moved with his parents and four siblings to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was a toddler. His family did not have a lot of money, and Dolph has clear memories of his parents smoking crack. He used these experiences as inspiration for his hit track ‘Preach.’

3. The Lone Single: Dolph’s ‘100 Shots’

Young Dolph has released just one single as a lead artist. His single ‘100 Shots’ was released in 2017 and is the featured single from his album ‘Bulletproof’. The single peaked at 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Surprisingly, it only reached position 49 on the US R & B and Hip-Hop charts.

4. Collaborative Success: Dolph as a Featured Artist

Young Dolph has also featured as an artist on three singles. In 2015, he appeared on Colonel Loud’s single ‘California’, which also features Ricco Barrino and T.I. In the same year, Dolph featured on ‘Cut It’, a single released by O.T. Genasis. Finally, he appeared on Gucci Mane’s single ‘Bling Blaww Blurr’ in 2016. The most successful of these singles was ‘Cut It’, which reached 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

5. Riding the Wave: ‘Bulletproof’ Album Success

‘Bulletproof’ is Dolph’s second album and was released on April 1, 2017. Dolph used the shooting incident from earlier in the same year, from which he had a lucky escape, to his advantage. As there was publicity surrounding the event, he used this to market the release of his single. This is one of the possible reasons why this album was relatively successful. It peaked at 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It was also relatively successful in the R & B and Hip-Hop charts, reaching number 19. Likewise, it got to 14 on the US rap charts, further indicating the album’s success.

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