Young Dolph Honored With Officially-Designated Street Name in Memphis
Located in Dolph’s Home Neighborhood of Castalia Heights, the Street Commemorates the Life and Legacy of the Iconic Artist
See Photos From The Ceremony Below
Young Dolph’s Loved Ones to Host “Celebration of Life” at FedEx Forum in Memphis on 12/16
With Words from Those Who Loved Him Best and Performances in His Honor from Paper Route Empire Artists, the “Celebration of Life” Pays Tribute to the Man and His Music
Beloved in Memphis and beyond for his invigorating rap music and dedication to charitable efforts, Young Dolph made a major impact in his industry and his community during his too-short life. In an unanimous voice vote earlier this week, the Memphis City Council resolved to name a street in Memphis in Dolph’s honor. Revealed during a street naming ceremony earlier today, a section of street in Dolph’s home neighborhood of Castalia Heights will forever be known as “Adolph Robert ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton, Jr. Avenue.”
The new street, span of Dunn Avenue between Airways Blvd and Hays Road, will live on as a permanent reminder of Dolph’s lasting legacy as an artist and citizen. The City of Memphis also decreed that November 17th, the date of Dolph’s passing, will be a recognized Day Of Service in the city, honoring his lifetime of dedication to his community.
Councilman JB Smiley, Jr., who sponsored the honorary street name resolution, said, “It’s about celebrating our own. Young Dolph was truly one of us.”
Tomorrow, Dolph’s loved ones will host a “Celebration of Life” honoring the man’s life as a rapper, businessman, philanthropist, and family man. The service will include performances, words from his family, his Paper Route Empire team, and reminisces from philanthropy recipients Dolph gave to throughout the years. The event occurs Thursday, 12/16, from 11am-2pm at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Open to the public, free tickets for the event sold out in a matter of minutes. The event will stream live on REVOLT’s YouTube channel.
Long Live Dolph.
Brittney Sermons (@theiconicartist), a local artist and University of Memphis graduate (’20), poses with her painting of Young Dolph