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Key Glock speaks on Young Dolph’s death

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The hip-hop world was saddened to learn the sudden news of Young Dolph’s death Wednesday (Nov. 17).

The Memphis rapper, 36, was shot and killed outside of Makeda’s Cookies — a place he frequented in his hometown for many years — according to FOX13 Memphis. Per the outlet, three independent law enforcement sources confirmed Dolph’s death outside the cookie business. The store’s owner, Maurice Hill, divulged that Dolph was ordering food when someone drove up and killed him on the spot.

Following Dolph’s murder, violence has seemingly spread across the city, as another deadly shooting was reported Sunday afternoon in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis. Per WREG News Channel 3, the incident occcurred just a few feet from the White Mercedes-Benz police believed was used by suspects to flee the scene of Dolph’s murder.

Memphis PD has yet to confirm if the vehicle was involved in the shooting. However, three men were arrested for the crime — 23-year-old Terrance Jones, 19-year-old Jailon Nelvis and 22-year-old Tavis McQueen. The men were charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment and theft as authorities are still working to identify the gunman responsible for Dolph’s demise.

The beloved rapper, who’s real name is Adolph Robert Thompson, was well-revered in his community. As hip-hop mourns another death at the hands of premeditated violence, longtime friend and fellow Paper Route member Key Glock deleted his Twitter following the news. He took to Instagram Sunday to state the obvious in how he’s feeling: “STOP asking me if I’m ok knowing damn well I ain’t.” He later posted a longer message this week. He dropped his mixtape Yellow Tape 2 on Nov. 5.

Dolph previously announced his retirement following his scintillating collab album with Key Glock this past year, but went back on his word dropping his latest LP Paper Route Illuminati in July.

Hip-hop reacts to Young Dolph’s death