By Jack Barnes
Young Dolph is a genuine star of both hip-hop and the trap. In a rare showcase of his melodic talent, Dolph lifts the hook from Tupac’s “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” and traps it out in the aptly-named “Trappa.” Taking over Magic City and throwing stacks around, Dolph is stunting as hard as ever, he and his squad surrounded by women in various states of undress. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
With tight bursts of snare and high-hat over a wall of bass and a deceptively catchy piano melody, the beat is a perfect fit for Dolph’s brand of witty and evocative trap rhymes and he does not disappoint, riding the beat perfectly. “Trappa” is a stand-out track from Dolph’s mixtape Rich Crack Baby, which came out last Friday. With a features list that includes T.I., Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz, tracks produced by Zaytoven,Drumma Boy, and Honorable C-Note, and having just received a nomination for the BET Hip-Hop Awards’ “People’s Champ” Award it is clear that the rest of rap world can’t deny it anymore either.
Dolph is continuing his busy 2016, with the release of Bo$$e$ and $hooter$ in May and King of Memphis in February. Noisey described the project as “a solid debut album from one of the most quietly popular artists in the South right now.” In addition to dropping three full length projects, the Memphis kingpin also consistently releases high-quality visuals, including the hilarious “Get Paid,” the sensual “On My Way,” co-starring Deelishis, and the absurd “Royalty,” which features cameo appearances from a capuchin monkey, a giraffe, and even a white tiger. In January, Forbes named Young Dolph one ofThe Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others. With his star guest turn on “Cut It“ the hit by OT Genasis, Dolph made a foray onto the Billboard charts, peaking at number 35 on the Hot 100. With his vast catalogue of work and unmistakable persona, it’s officially the summer of Dolph – catch him on his national Royalty Tour, which will have The Loft in Atlanta going up this Tuesday.
Buy Rich Crack Baby: https://itunes.apple.
Remaining Dates on Royalty Tour
8/30 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft/ Center Stage
8/31 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy
9/01 – Richmond, VA – The National
9/02 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Buy Tickets Here: http://www.youngdolph.
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 including2 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 asAnderson .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.
Want to submit something? Click Here
Need promotion? Click Here
Let us know what you think in the comment area below.
Liked this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!”
Props to YoungDolphVEVO