A posthumous Young Dolph album is set to be released two months following the murder of the 36-year-old rapper.
Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph will be released on Friday, January 14 including the first single, “Long Live Dolph,” by the late Memphis MC’s cousin, Jay Fizzle. The track shares the same name as the Gucci Mane tribute song dropped in December.
The album also features new songs by Big Moochie Grape, Key Glock, Kenny Muney, Snupe Bandz and more.
Paper Route Empire’s CEO Daddyo tells Rolling Stone, “My best friend, brother, and loyal business partner, Dolph was loved and admired by people all over the world. He led by example and influenced so many people both near and far. The world will never be the same without Dolph but I know he’d want me to continue his legacy by working hard to push all our artists to the next level and make PRE [Paper Route Empire] an international brand. I hope his fans love it as much as I do.”
Fans can pre-order the project on the Paper Route Empire website.
Young Dolph was shot and killed outside of the Makeda’s Cookies bakery on November 17. An arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Justin Johnson in connection with the fatal shooting. A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest
A private funeral was held for Young Dolph on November 30, and a section of a street in the Castalia Heights neighborhood where he grew up was renamed for him on December 15. He was honored a day later at a public celebration at the FedExForum in Memphis.
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