Since his unfortunate passing late last year, fans have gained a new appreciation for Memphis legend Young Dolph’s extensive discography.
To commemorate his 37th birthday on Wednesday (July 27) , Dolph’s estate decided to liberate the Peper Route rapper’s first posthumous single, appropriately titled “Hall of Fame.”
Dolph reminds listeners why he’s missed so dearly as he flexes with an unmistakable Memphis drawl, comparing himself to notorious drug trafficker Frank Matthews. A suspenseful instrumental led by strings and piano booms in the background, pairing perfectly with Dolph’s energetic and boastful bars.
“They say I’m showing off, nah, I just let my nuts hang
She said she love to get on top when she wearin’ all my chains
My lil’ nigga said, ‘You caked up, Dolph,’ I told him, ‘You can do the same thing’
Frank Matthews of the South, put me in the hall of fame”Young Dolph — “Hall of Fame”
In the year since he passed, many artists have paid homage to Young Dolph with posthumous tracks, including frequent collaborators Gucci Mane and Key Glock. Most recently, PRE signees Kenny Muney, Big Moochie Grape, Snupe Bandz, PaperRoute Woo, Chitana, Jay Fizzle and Joddy Badass combined their efforts for a tribute album titled Long Live Young Dolph.
It’s refreshing to hear Dolph’s voice on his first-ever solo posthumous offering, bringing on the question of how many tracks are left in his vault and whether we will ever hear more. For now, take the time to take in his new track and learn about his legacy — now receiving the recognition he’s always deserved.
Rest In Peace Young Dolph.
Check out ‘Hall of Fame’ by Young Dolph below!