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Young Dolph Honored With Street Sign in Hometown of Memphis

By Kiani Shabazz

Late rapper Young Dolph was honored in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday (December 15) with a street named in his honor. The street sign was unveiled at a public ceremony at Dunn Avenue between Airways Boulevard and Hays Road near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park. The street in his neighborhood at Castilia Heights is now called Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton, Jr. Avenue.

Young Dolph was shot and killed at age 36 about one mile away from the site of the street unveiling. Read “Remembering Young Dolph, a Rapper of Uncommon Generosity.”

The City of Memphis declared November 17, the anniversary of Dolph’s death, will be recognized as a Day of Service. “It’s about celebrating our own,” said Councilman JB Smiley, Jr., who sponsored the street name resolution. “Young Dolph was truly one of us.”

Rest in peace to Young Dolph.