Video: Young Dolph – “Slave Owner”
The Memphis Icon Stands Fiercely Independent in the Outrageous, Quentin Tarantino-Referencing New Video, Premiered via TMZ
“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
“Start paying attention to Young Dolph before you look stupid as shit,” – Noisey
Building a grassroots fanbase with his prolific output and larger-than-life persona, Young Dolph grew into one of the biggest names in rap while remaining independent. Taking aim at major labels and the artists who eagerly sign to them, Dolph shares “Slave Owner,” his most outlandish video yet. Drawing inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated exploitation flick Django Unchained, the TMZ-premiered video for “Slave Owner” takes an exaggerated look at the relationship between artists and record labels, positing label execs as slave owners and comparing signed artists to Samuel L. Jackson’s Uncle Tom character. In the video, Dolph remains fiercely independent, never falling under the thumb of individuals who would put a ceiling on his shine. Produced by Budda Bless, “Slave Owner” is the latest video from Dolph’s N****s Get Shot Everyday EP, a braggadocious 6-track project, following the trippy “Paranoid” and the luxurious “Kush On The Yacht.”
One of the most popular and compelling independent rappers in the game, Young Dolph raised his profile considerably with a tumultuous and ultimately triumphant 2017. In April 2017, when unknown assailants fired 100 gunshots at Dolph’s vehicle in Charlotte, NC., the rapper emerged unscathed and took the stage mere hours later to perform “Play Wit Your Bitch,” a savage diss track. Building upon that career defining moment, Dolph released Bulletproof, a collection of trap anthems that exhibited his bars and resilience. In October 2017, Dolph deep-dived into his personal life in Thinking Out Loud, a rock solid collection of ten no-bullshit tracks that followed February’s Gelato and Bulletproof. N****s Get Shot Everyday is available now for stream and purchase.
Watch “Slave Owner”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIPRXhLF858
Check out the TMZ exclusive: http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/03/young-dolph-compares-record-labels-slave-owners-music-video/
Listen to N****s Get Shot Everyday: https://empire.lnk.to/NiggasGetShotEveryday
N****s Get Shot Everyday 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 “Cut It,” “Preach,” “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. – HotNewHipHop
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.
“Slave Owner”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIPRXhLF858
“Kush On The Yacht”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqSM19ORqTM
N****s Get Shot Everyday: https://empire.lnk.to/NiggasGetShotEveryday
Shop Young Dolph’s capsule collection: https://www.youngdolphshop.com/
“King” Documentary: https://youtu.be/yp-7xFT-Ecg
Stream King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt