Video: Young Dolph – “Facts”
I’m Not Saying They’re Not Good, I’m Just Saying I’m the Realest,” the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Prince Shares Another King of Memphis Video
“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
One of the 9 Rappers You Need to Watch In 2015 – WatchLoud
One of the 15 Unsigned Rappers Who Should Get a Deal After SXSW – Complex
Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Prince of 2016 – Forbes
On the heels of his King of Memphis album release, Young Dolph shares a video for the Mike WiLL Made-It x Resource-produced opening single “Facts.” The track finds Dolph paying respect to the hustle of his peers in the rap game. “I took one for the team and blew us up like Weezy, made a half-a-milli in the trenches bumpin’ Jeezy,” he rhymes, adding “My city is to me like Toronto is to Drake, shout out to Meek just cause I love to see young n*ggas get cake.” With a stronghold on his hometown of Memphis, the prolific artist is now looking to make waves around the country, inviting them into his world on King of Memphis. Young Dolph proves he can deliver a compelling full-length all on his own, shouldering the 11-track load without any guest rappers. Noisey, who debuted the album, says “King of Memphis is a solid debut album from one of the most quietly popular artists in the South right now, and it’s well worth your time.
Prior to “Facts,” Young Dolph shared “Get Paid,” the King of Memphis album’s lead video single, which depicted the absurd scenario of him getting a court order to show a young man how to make an honest living. Dolph engaged his fanbase several days prior to the release, teasing the concept on Instagram, “whatever you do – don’t forget to get paid,” he tells the kid. Forbes named Dolph one of The Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others.WatchLoud praised Young Dolph as one of 9 Rappers You Need to Watch In 2015 while Complexdubbed 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.” Young Dolph’s King of Memphis is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Watch “Facts”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy72pmE7-8
Stream King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt
Purchase King of Memphis: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-memphis/id1084907209
King of Memphis Tracklist
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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.
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“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