By Jack Barnes
“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.” Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
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 ofThe 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 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.
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