Video: Young Dolph – “Both Ways”
Prior to Headlining the Royalty Tour, Young Dolph Revisits His King of Memphis LP for New Visual
“Young Dolph has cultivated that formula that makes the bando jump” – XXL
“What makes Dolph exemplary is his affinity for memorable hooks and catchy call-and-response punch lines” – Complex
“King of Memphis is worth myriad repeat listens: Dolph bridges the gap between his hometown and the Atlanta production that dominates rap’s mainstream.” – SPIN
Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Prince of 2016 – Forbes
Young Dolph is a true hustler and a prolific rapper, constantly releasing new hotness for his legion of fans to enjoy. A highlight from February’s King of Memphis, “Both Ways” is a typical Young Dolph banger, with John Carpenter-keys, lurching bass, and a lilting sing-song hook from the King of Memphis himself: “She can roll up weed and she go both ways/ She asked her friend to join and she said ‘OK.'” In the video for “Both Ways,” premiered by WorldStarHipHop, Dolph flexes all of his successes, from his luxury cars to his endless amounts of marijuana, all while employing some baby-faced assassins to help add to his ends. “Both Ways” quickly follows the video for “Rich Crack Baby,” released on Friday and already approaching 150,000 views, and precedes Young Dolph’s 17-city Royalty Tour, which kicks off onAugust 9th in Dallas, TX.
Released in February, Noisey described King of Memphis as “a solid debut album from one of the most quietly popular artists in the South right now.” In May, Young Dolph released his Bo$$e$ and $hooter$mixtape, which spawned the standout music video “Attic.” Forbes named Young Dolph one of The Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others and Complex dubbed him one of 15 Unsigned Rappers Who Should Get A Deal After SXSW. “What makes Dolph exemplary is his affinity for memorable hooks and catchy call-and-response punch lines,” Complex raved. “This is Young Thug without the odd quirk.” With his vast catalogue of work and unmistakable persona, it’s officially the summer of Dolph. Catch him on his national Royalty Tour in the coming month.
Watch “Both Ways”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH590QtgnfQ
Buy Tickets for the Royalty Tour here: http://www.youngdolph.com/tour/
Buy King of Memphis: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-memphis/id1084907209
Stream King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt
Young Dolph Background
Born on the South Side of Chicago and raised in notoriously known Castalia Heights neighborhood in South Memphis, Young Dolph emerged in the urban music scene and amassed a large dedicated fan base. Dolph grew up in a hectic environment, surrounded by drugs and alcohol, but that never completely defined him. He always had a passion for music, but it wasn’t until his peers recognized his talent and suggested that he take rap seriously. Eventually his hustle mentality and creativity led him to consistently dropping mixtape after mixtape. With authentic punch lines and stern club bangers, he created his own lane of High Class Street Music. On the strength of releasing consistent quality mixtapes, Dolph became one of the only independent musicians to have multiple Top 20 records with “Preach” and “California” and Top 40 records with “Make the World Go Around” and “Pulled Up.” Yet to release an album, the success Dolph has gained from his mixtapes have led to collaborations with some of the most influential artists in hip-hop including 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. In 2015, Dolph headlined his own tour selling out throughout the country.
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M. and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.
Royalty Tour Tix: http://www.youngdolph.com/tour/
“Both Ways”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH590QtgnfQ
“On My Way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmVLD67vm9k
“They Don’t Want It”: https://youtu.be/Py48N5x-JYY
“How Could”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XeDhjwWraQ
“Money Power Respect”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTKHp4cpUw
“It’s Going Down”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKyR96i4kU
“Let Me See It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1-EBAUJWK0
“Fuck It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy72pmE7-8
King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt
Pre-order King of Memphis: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-memphis/id1084907209
“Get Paid”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbP71cRI7iw
Colonel Loud – “California (ft. Young Dolph, T.I. & Ricco Barrino)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdoQ6DZ3F4
Watch “Pulled Up (ft. Juicy J & 2 Chainz)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-SdCMbOhsE