Herrington: Young Dolph’s background formed his music, and his life

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 20, 2021 3:15 PM CT | Published: November 20, 2021 2:39 PM CT
<strong>Young Dolph performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta on Aug. 23, 2020. The Memphis rapper was shot and killed at a South Memphis bakery on Wednesday, Nov. 17.</strong> (Paul R. Giunta/Invision/Associated Press file)

Young Dolph performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta on Aug. 23, 2020. The Memphis rapper was shot and killed at a South Memphis bakery on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Paul R. Giunta/Invision/Associated Press file)

Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

It can be tempting to separate the facts of the rapper’s life and the still very murky facts of his death from the music that made him a success and, in some quarters, a star. But, in life, he encouraged listeners to conflate the two. 

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