Video: Young Dolph – “Money Power Respect”
The Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Prince Revisits His 16 Zips Mixtape, King of Memphis Album Out Now via EMPIRE
“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
“They ain’t gotta like me/ But I guarantee they gonna have to respect me,” Young Dolph raps on “Money Power Respect,” a single from his acclaimed 2015 release 16 Zips, which has accumulated 560K+ listens and 160K+ downloads via DatPiff. With a stronghold on his hometown of Memphis, the prolific artist is now making waves around the country, inviting them into his world on his debut album, King of Memphis, which released earlier this month via EMPIRE. 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 a series of SXSW shows this past weekend, Young Dolph shared visuals for King of Memphissingles “Get Paid,” “Facts,” “Fuck It,” “It’s Goin Down,” and “Let Me See It.” 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 whileComplex once 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.” Young Dolph’s King of Memphis is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Watch “Money Power Respect”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTKHp4cpUw
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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“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