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Rapper Young Dolph Assassinated

1:54 PM PT -- Young Dolph's attorney and friend Scott Hall tells us the rapper was in town for his annual Thanksgiving giveaway -- he'd been living in Atlanta most of the time. Hall says Dolph was scheduled to hand out a truckload of turkeys to folks in his old neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. His plan was to head to the event right after the cookie store. Young Dolph has been shot and killed in his hometown ... TMZ has confirmed.

The rapper was gunned down Wednesday in Memphis, TN outside a local cookie store ... and there's already a massive police presence with people recording the aftermath. A video from the crime scene shows his car parked outside the shop while police investigate. FOX13 Memphis was first to report Dolph's death.

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by Anonymousreply 160November 27, 2021 5:58 PM

[quote]The rapper was gunned down Wednesday in Memphis, TN outside a local cookie store

I hope Lizzo has an alibi.

by Anonymousreply 1November 17, 2021 10:45 PM

A cookie store?

by Anonymousreply 2November 17, 2021 10:53 PM

He was reportedly buying cookies for his Mom.

by Anonymousreply 3November 17, 2021 10:54 PM

How come I have never heard of all these rappers before they are gunned down ???

by Anonymousreply 4November 17, 2021 10:55 PM

OP’s use of the word “Assassinated” in this context reminds me of a Chris Rock riff on Biggie Smalls being assassinated.

by Anonymousreply 5November 17, 2021 10:59 PM

There are a lot of smellers in that area.

by Anonymousreply 6November 17, 2021 11:01 PM

Die by the sword you wield. Rap music glorifies gun violence.

by Anonymousreply 7November 17, 2021 11:07 PM

I thought the exact same thing, R5.

"Martin Luther King was assassinated, Malcolm X was assassinated, John F. Kennedy was assassinated...."

by Anonymousreply 8November 17, 2021 11:08 PM

The term is often used when famous people are victims of targeted murder, such as Selena and John Lennon.

by Anonymousreply 9November 17, 2021 11:20 PM

If the bling had been real, wouldn't it have blocked the bullets?

by Anonymousreply 10November 17, 2021 11:24 PM

No idea who he is, but "assassinated", OP? It's not like he was a head of state. Let's calm down.

by Anonymousreply 11November 17, 2021 11:33 PM

Aww, that’s a shame.

He was terrific in that Rocky movie.

by Anonymousreply 12November 17, 2021 11:41 PM

I was molested, assassinated, resurrected, and molested again!

by Anonymousreply 13November 17, 2021 11:43 PM

I still can’t get past the cookie store business.

Can we smell it from here?

by Anonymousreply 14November 17, 2021 11:44 PM

Too similar to Nipsy.

by Anonymousreply 15November 17, 2021 11:45 PM

Chris Rock has a bit about the use of "assassination" related to the death of Tupac.

by Anonymousreply 16November 17, 2021 11:46 PM

How is this an assassination? OP?

by Anonymousreply 17November 17, 2021 11:49 PM

He was probably not vaxxed, so his days were numbered.

by Anonymousreply 18November 17, 2021 11:50 PM

OP = Drama filled LSA CUNT.

by Anonymousreply 19November 17, 2021 11:50 PM

Who? Don't know him...

by Anonymousreply 20November 17, 2021 11:54 PM

The store.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 17, 2021 11:56 PM

Don't look at me, bitch. I have an alibi!

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2021 12:00 AM

How many more until they're all gone?

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2021 12:01 AM

Can someone link to the Chris Rock piece? It sounds funny.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2021 12:01 AM

That’s sad. :(

by Anonymousreply 25November 18, 2021 12:04 AM

What’s his story? He was shot a few times before.

by Anonymousreply 26November 18, 2021 12:09 AM

I live in Memphis. Makeda's cookies are really good. The owner used to work in the city schools and made cookies and decided to open up their own cookie business. They are local and you can buy them in grocery stores around town. He was probably supporting their business by stopping by. He was on his way to give out free turkeys for Thanksgiving in his old community. The rumor is that more than 50 shots were fired at him. Someone had a grudge against him obviously. It is sad, he was trying to do a good deed.

by Anonymousreply 27November 18, 2021 12:10 AM

I don't know him, but trying to do a good deed, and being killed, makes it sadder.

by Anonymousreply 28November 18, 2021 12:13 AM

Very sad. The bloodshed in this country is horrendous

by Anonymousreply 29November 18, 2021 12:24 AM

A NOVEL??!! My sister wrote a NOVEL!!??

by Anonymousreply 30November 18, 2021 12:37 AM

He was getting too old for his moniker anyway, so this is working out very well for him.

by Anonymousreply 31November 18, 2021 12:42 AM

Enough with the damn guns. It’s just getting worse and worse. It turned out the gun movement was funded by foreign countries through the NRA.

Isn’t it the governments job to explain this crap? This should be common knowledge. Foreign countries are co-opting our institutions and influencing Americans to kill each other.

Gang activity is being intentionally inflamed to record levels on social media. Who do you think is behind inflaming every beef to this level? And then providing the weapons. Every hit is now 50 bullets when it used to be 5.

Let’s connect the dots people. Don’t make it so easy.

This has got to stop.

by Anonymousreply 32November 18, 2021 12:44 AM

Play Ghetto Music, Win Stupid Prizes.

by Anonymousreply 33November 18, 2021 12:47 AM

R32, our [GQP.nra] Congress has made it illegal for government institutions to even research gun violence. So what do we do?

by Anonymousreply 34November 18, 2021 12:49 AM

R24, I can't find any video, but here's a link to the joke.

by Anonymousreply 35November 18, 2021 12:54 AM

So I guess this means he'll never be Old Dolph.

by Anonymousreply 36November 18, 2021 1:01 AM

[quote] Congress has made it illegal for government institutions to even research gun violence. So what do we do?

We recruit the Crips, the Bloods, etc. for our militia in the war against the fascists. If the Second Amendment applies to the proud boys, well then it applies to our side as well.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Dolph

by Anonymousreply 37November 18, 2021 1:04 AM

[quote]R27 . Makeda's cookies are really good… The rumor is that more than 50 shots were fired at him.

Maybe he bought the last box.

by Anonymousreply 38November 18, 2021 1:07 AM

Has Famous Amos commented?

by Anonymousreply 39November 18, 2021 1:16 AM

Isn't it funny how you never see people like pop divas killing each other? Can you imagine Liza with a gun? Britney gunning down Celine Dion? I mean Cher is going to do it just by out living all of them.

by Anonymousreply 40November 18, 2021 1:19 AM

Those cookies look amazing but $30 for a Baker’s dozen? Come on man!

by Anonymousreply 41November 18, 2021 1:21 AM

[Quote] The rumor is that more than 50 shots were fired at him. Someone had a grudge

Assassinations are NOT 50 shots. This was a sloppy ass street murder.

by Anonymousreply 42November 18, 2021 1:21 AM

Never heard of him.

by Anonymousreply 43November 18, 2021 1:25 AM

Does he have a hit song everyone would know?

by Anonymousreply 44November 18, 2021 1:31 AM

He was almost killed years ago in a similar incident. He wrote a whole album bragging about getting shot up in his SUV and surviving. Literally the only thing I know about him.

R44 I think it's his big hit. "100 Shots."

by Anonymousreply 45November 18, 2021 1:37 AM

Those cookies are REALLY good. She makes an awesome key lime pie, too.

by Anonymousreply 46November 18, 2021 1:37 AM

Chartwise, ‘Cut It’ is his biggest hit

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by Anonymousreply 47November 18, 2021 2:46 AM

Assassinated?

Try "murdered."

RIP regardless.

by Anonymousreply 48November 18, 2021 3:14 AM

Just here to complain about OP's hyperbole. Otherwise don't know who this is, don't care, sorry he's dead, but I have my own problems, miss.

by Anonymousreply 49November 18, 2021 3:18 AM

He was killed, not "assassinated". He wasn't a head of state. He was a guy who, like millions of others, managed to write things that rhymed and could say them out loud. /

by Anonymousreply 50November 18, 2021 3:20 AM

Why are so many Rap start tied to murder and crime? I know, call me racist but seriously, it's a fact not just an opinion. Far more artists who have died of violence were Rappers than any other form of music.

by Anonymousreply 51November 18, 2021 3:22 AM

I want cookies now, bitches.

FWIW, it looks like a rotten neighborhood. “Next to Family Dollar” is not where I’d want to die.

by Anonymousreply 52November 18, 2021 3:30 AM

Why spend $30 on a baker's dozen of cookies when you can get a whole bag of Chips Ahoy! next door for a Dollar?

by Anonymousreply 53November 18, 2021 3:52 AM

Is all this press good or bad for the cookie shop?

Something good has to come out of this!

by Anonymousreply 54November 18, 2021 4:38 AM

Is this the same dolf that shoots baby dolls out his asshole?

by Anonymousreply 55November 18, 2021 5:30 AM

Not just assassinated: REGICIDE!

He was king.

by Anonymousreply 56November 18, 2021 5:33 AM

Memphis poster here again. I've been watching the news a little bit. The Makeda's Cookie owners and employees are devastated. The owner was there and was telling Dolph to hang on. Dolph lived in Atlanta and would visit Memphis often because his relatives still lived here.

The area he was in by the cookie store is the hood. It's a very poor area and you don't go there unless you know someone or absolutely have to.

by Anonymousreply 57November 18, 2021 5:44 AM

Yeah. Another rapper dead. Sadly, it's just one.

by Anonymousreply 58November 18, 2021 5:51 AM

[quote] OP’s use of the word “Assassinated” in this context reminds me of a Chris Rock riff on Biggie Smalls being assassinated

“Them n****as got SHOT! School WILL be open on their birthdays!!”😀

by Anonymousreply 59November 18, 2021 6:12 AM

Another devastating loss to the American songbook. 😜

by Anonymousreply 60November 18, 2021 6:20 AM

This thread is disgusting. There's no more humanity left in America or this world.

This ugly world is going to end with a catastrophic conclusion.

The end can't come quick enough. This world & society is failing in every way possible. Sometimes I regret ever being born.

RIP young Dolph, you we're doing good and didn't deserve to die. Human beings are complicated and nuanced. He wasn't perfect, but who is. He has two beautiful children, a son & daughter he leaves behind and a beautiful partner.

The good really do die young.

by Anonymousreply 61November 18, 2021 7:02 AM

When did T-day become a weeklong hoedown? People are already disappearing at work.

by Anonymousreply 62November 18, 2021 7:15 AM

Rappers and their fans play a big part in the decline in modern society, Fuck this guy. Deserves no sympathy.

by Anonymousreply 63November 18, 2021 9:11 AM

Dolph Lundgren could not be reached for comment about his son's murder.

by Anonymousreply 64November 18, 2021 9:14 AM

Rappers at always glorifying violence, homophobia, and drugs, so it's karma when they die by the same means of what they glorify.

by Anonymousreply 65November 18, 2021 9:35 AM

are*^

by Anonymousreply 66November 18, 2021 9:36 AM

Amen r61. Some people have no morals, humanity, conscience, or shame. I pray for his mother, family, and friends. This is very sad.

by Anonymousreply 67November 18, 2021 12:46 PM

And that's a (w)rap. R.I.P. Li'l Dolph.

by Anonymousreply 68November 18, 2021 12:56 PM

Wow a guy is murdered buying cookies for his mom and you all are going full on racist. I don’t care what color he is, he wasn’t shooting people and got shot, he was not in gang activity (that they’ve reported at least) and he was there to give back to the poor with free thanksgiving meals. The guy didn’t deserve to lose his life. Now Chris Brown, DaBaby, Any black the Kardashian Kunts fucked…they’re all fair game.

by Anonymousreply 69November 18, 2021 1:02 PM

R27- I bet they’re not as good as Famous Amos cookies 🍪 were back in 1980.

by Anonymousreply 70November 18, 2021 1:08 PM

A cookie shop?

The word is bakery.

by Anonymousreply 71November 18, 2021 1:09 PM

Biggie Smalls- sounds like a small black guy with a big

COCK

by Anonymousreply 72November 18, 2021 1:11 PM

R50- put a c in front of rap then it properly describes it

CRAP 💩

by Anonymousreply 73November 18, 2021 1:14 PM

He looks a bit like RAJ from WHAT’S HAPPENING!

by Anonymousreply 74November 18, 2021 1:17 PM

I eat old people’s excrement.

by Anonymousreply 75November 18, 2021 1:47 PM

[Quote]The word is bakery.

R71 Perhaps cookie bakery, since that's their specialization.

by Anonymousreply 76November 18, 2021 1:51 PM

R62 - And the stores are packed.

by Anonymousreply 77November 18, 2021 1:52 PM

R69 Please see R47.

by Anonymousreply 78November 18, 2021 3:43 PM

The owners' daughter of the cookie shop tells about the shooting and its aftermath. At 3:00, another woman gives a detailed description of how dangerous that part of town is.

What a tragedy.

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by Anonymousreply 79November 18, 2021 4:43 PM

I can't wait for the tribute song, "Abraham, Martin and Dolph."

by Anonymousreply 80November 18, 2021 4:46 PM

Four years ago, he talked about almost getting shot during a some street shooting situation (he wasn't clear if it was intentional towards him, or if he was at the wrong place at the wrong time), but trying to not killed like Tupac and Biggie Smalls. He wanted to remain positive, and conquer his haters with success. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.

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by Anonymousreply 81November 18, 2021 4:57 PM

[quote]R71 A cookie shop? The word is bakery.

I understand your objection to the term cookie shop… but the article clearly clarifies it was a cookie STORE.

by Anonymousreply 82November 18, 2021 4:59 PM

This is horrible.

Black Lives Matter!

by Anonymousreply 83November 18, 2021 5:00 PM

I don't get this thread. Just because he's a rapper he deserved to die? What's wrong with everyone.

He was there doing nice things, on his way to give back to the community & some asshole punks shot him.

by Anonymousreply 84November 18, 2021 5:07 PM

R84 I think people are tired of caring about people who won't care about themselves. BLM fatigue.

by Anonymousreply 85November 18, 2021 5:09 PM

R85

Except this is exactly why black activism is necessary and has always existed in this country. Systemic racism and oppression is why this is all happening.

I know you white conservatives don’t want to acknowledge the role this country has played in the disenfranchisement of black people that has always existed, and exists to this day. When will things change for real? It’s assholes like you holding any progress back.

by Anonymousreply 86November 18, 2021 5:24 PM

[quote] The rumor is that more than 50 shots were fired at him.

Well of course you need a lot of bullets. It's hard to aim when you have to hold your gun in the regulation sideways Bludz grip.

This news is devastating. I haven't been this upset since Buh'wheet was assassinated.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 18, 2021 5:25 PM

R86 He was a drug dealer, he was a gangster, he was proud of it, he promoted the lifestyle, and made millions of dollars doing it.

He died like a gangster, shot outside of a small ethnic business in his old neighborhood that he was probably laundering money through. That's how they go down.

I'm tired of getting told I need to keep my eyes closed like a toddler, pretend not to know what's going on with shit like this. If he was picking up spaghetti for his mamma nobody would feel sorry for him. Apparently nobody does anyway.

by Anonymousreply 88November 18, 2021 5:41 PM

R88

Why do you deny the underlying issues as to why this happens especially in black communities? This is the result of poverty and lack of opportunities that have existed forever in black communities. These are problems the country has created and chosen not to address. It has everything to do with this country’s racist history and its failure to combat systemic racism, and actually rally it on and promote it.

You really think it’s a coincidence this is happening in communities of descendants of slaves, that also faced Jim Crow, and the generations of oppression?

History shaped the country we are today. We didn’t act when we should have and black people will continue to suffer due to it.

by Anonymousreply 89November 18, 2021 5:56 PM

R89 White men live the exact way he did and die the same way he died. They get held responsible for themselves.

Black people have the same problems white people have, usually the same way.

Differences get blown way out of proportion because there's so much money in splitting hairs and pitting people against each other.

Apparently a lot of grant money and corporate donations in pretending black men aren't grown adults who make their own choices.

by Anonymousreply 90November 18, 2021 7:17 PM

r86 he was killed by other POC but you knew that. Nice try, hon.

by Anonymousreply 91November 18, 2021 7:18 PM

R91

Poverty and lack of opportunities in black communities are fueling the violence. It’s all linked. Black people are the poorest in the country (besides Native Americans) because of racism and our tragic history. We didn’t give black people reparations after slavery and Jim Crow and the systemic racism and oppression is clear to this day. The country has done many, many things throughout the years to keep black people down.

by Anonymousreply 92November 18, 2021 7:48 PM

r92, it's still black on black crime. Own a tiny bit. Sheeeesh!

by Anonymousreply 93November 18, 2021 7:50 PM

[quote] This thread is disgusting. There's no more humanity left in America or this world.

[quote]This ugly world is going to end with a catastrophic conclusion.

[quote] The end can't come quick enough. This world & society is failing in every way possible. Sometimes I regret ever being born.

The MARY! is strong with this one!

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by Anonymousreply 94November 18, 2021 7:51 PM

Okay, r92 so what does that tell you in YOUR statement?

It doesn't START with race it STARTS with MONEY $$$$$$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Money controls everything including all of the race issues in the US. You go after the rich Wall Street Tech 1%ers FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!! Then everything fall in line after that!!!!!!

EAT THE FUCKING RICH, CUNTS!

by Anonymousreply 95November 18, 2021 7:54 PM

R90

Your post is wrong. Stop acting like racial disparities don’t exist. Black men aren’t equals in this society. They are treated like shit.

by Anonymousreply 96November 18, 2021 7:55 PM

I think someone is tired and emotional and needs a nap!

by Anonymousreply 97November 18, 2021 7:56 PM

Hanging out in the 'hood in a Lamborghini and dripping with diamonds, apparently with no security, doesn't seem like the savviest survival strategy to me.

by Anonymousreply 98November 18, 2021 8:00 PM

R96 Robbing black men of agency in their own lives is a racial disparity.

by Anonymousreply 99November 18, 2021 8:01 PM

R51

They come from a life of crime and apparently are reluctant to leave that life behind. Well-educated professional black people don't get into beefs like this, but rappers and athletes sometimes do.

by Anonymousreply 100November 18, 2021 8:01 PM

R98 It had to have been a hit. They knew he would be there. I'm sure he was picking up cookies for his mother, just as a side to whatever actual business he was doing there.

by Anonymousreply 101November 18, 2021 8:05 PM

Almost all crime (except white collar crime) stems from poverty. That doesn't mean that those who commit it are absolved from the crime.

by Anonymousreply 102November 18, 2021 8:25 PM

So was he targetted, or just in the wrong cookie shop at the wrong time?

by Anonymousreply 103November 18, 2021 8:35 PM

Definitely targeted

by Anonymousreply 104November 18, 2021 9:06 PM

Good riddance to another black gangster wanting sympathy.

by Anonymousreply 105November 18, 2021 9:19 PM

[quote]Some people have no morals, humanity, conscience, or shame.

Yep, rappers.

by Anonymousreply 106November 18, 2021 9:22 PM

This thread perfectly captures just how hateful the European ethnic race is. It's not surprising, it just captures the depravity in its truest form.

R89 You're absolutely right. The white ruling class most definitely created the systemic conditions black Americans live in today. In order to rise up, you have to work three times as hard in order to beat this racist system and reach the top.

White people only have to be mediocre to reach the top.

by Anonymousreply 107November 18, 2021 10:22 PM

r107 = loser LSA cunt

by Anonymousreply 108November 18, 2021 10:24 PM

[quote] White people only have to be mediocre to reach the top.

Not just white people

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by Anonymousreply 109November 18, 2021 10:35 PM

Tranny Kamala Straight Outta Compton In Da House.

by Anonymousreply 110November 18, 2021 10:41 PM

Young Dolph was one of my favorites. I'm not doing well.

by Anonymousreply 111November 18, 2021 10:48 PM

R111 you like homophobic violent drug dealing thugs?

by Anonymousreply 112November 18, 2021 10:59 PM

Lots of trolls… is it a full moon? It is!

by Anonymousreply 113November 18, 2021 11:04 PM

For fucks sake R86 get off your woke platform and be real. BLM has nothing to do with Black on Black crime. They want to make names for themselves by signaling out WHITES who go after blacks and it’s aimed at cops. As for this rapper, how does BLM even figure into this conversation? How do white people or republicans or racism? He was shot by blacks in a bad neighborhood in an ambush which was calculated and retaliation for the past shooting that didn’t take his life. It’s gang related. He got out of the gang life (allegedly) so they wanted to make him pay. He rapped about it yet he was trying to do better and uplift the ghetto he came from. It’s a gang thing and has nothing to do with whites. And other blacks. Or anyone who wasn’t in a gang. Your racist comments divide people because you want to plant the hate seed. Go fuck yourself with your PC Penis. Dumb race baiting cunt.

by Anonymousreply 114November 19, 2021 12:14 AM

Heres a shocker for you R89 et al...if a white person has a criminal record by the time they are 18 ,they dont get any breaks in life either. They dont get jobs,or a chance to advance ,or an opportunity to better their lives EITHER. If they deal drugs,or commit crimes ,their fucking lives suck just as fucking bad as a black mans . In fact,there are far mor programs to help a black man fresh out of prison than there ever have been for white men. So get the fuck outta here with that bullshit . Black mens lives suck overall because of their choices. It isnt societys fault,or the white mans,or poverty or any of the other myriad of excuses we have to pretend are legitimate. Personal responsibility is a bitch,isnt it?

by Anonymousreply 115November 19, 2021 2:45 AM

R115, just give it up. We are talking about systemic racism, not what happens to individuals. If you don’t see it, you live on the moon. Actually, if you don’t see it in your own post, you’re hopeless.

by Anonymousreply 116November 19, 2021 3:29 AM

Chris Tock on Tupac and Biggie Smalls

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by Anonymousreply 117November 19, 2021 3:44 AM

R86, tell it to Oprah, Tyler Perry, and these people...

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by Anonymousreply 118November 19, 2021 4:06 AM

Thanks for finding a video of that quote, R117.

Note how the crowd started applauding at Chris's line, halfway through it. Then again, it was 1999. Simpler times.

by Anonymousreply 119November 19, 2021 4:09 AM

I'm sure everyone is dying for an explanation of "cookie store."

Most states allow cottage baking businesses to be run out of private homes, under certain parameters. Very importantly, they don't have to pass health inspections- which saves a fortune.

These ladies likely baking cookies at home and selling them, again totally legal. They became so successful they got themselves a storefront to sell out of of- their "cookie store."

If they were baking at the store they'd need to outfit a professional kitchen, industrial equipment, up to code, with proper licenses. Expensive.

They're baking the cookies off-site, either still at home or in a rented ghost kitchen, and selling them at the store.

by Anonymousreply 120November 19, 2021 6:48 PM

R120 Sorry, I meant to say the ladies started off baking at home. Dropped a word.

by Anonymousreply 121November 19, 2021 6:49 PM

I thought dolph died in the 80s? Wasn’t there a tribute episode about the chief dying?

by Anonymousreply 122November 19, 2021 6:52 PM

[quote]Black people have the same problems white people have, usually the same way.

Bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 123November 19, 2021 7:22 PM

Suspects

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by Anonymousreply 124November 19, 2021 7:25 PM

This stuff is so tied up on social media now someone is making a fortune off selling ads to these horrific feuds.

by Anonymousreply 125November 19, 2021 7:28 PM

R125 If we knew who those people were, I bet the world would make a lot more sense.

by Anonymousreply 126November 19, 2021 7:38 PM

R123 You've got nothing.

by Anonymousreply 127November 19, 2021 7:48 PM

Shooting to memorialize the dead thug.

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by Anonymousreply 128November 19, 2021 11:17 PM

Young Dolph wasn't concerned about returning to Memphis -- he made the trip unaware of any ongoing beef, and without any recent threat to his life ... TMZ has learned.

by Anonymousreply 129November 20, 2021 5:11 PM

I think the lack of sympathy for this man is misplaced. It's understandable to hold the black community at large responsible for all the gang violence and even general violence within it's own community but you can't specifically lay the blame at this guy's feet. Maybe he was a kid when he got involved in gang stuff and was trying to get out...are you really going to hold it against him given that?

The issue is the lack of agency some blacks refuse to take for a culture that glorifies violence. Not black culture but specifically black gang/hip hop culture. Jazz is a uniquely black invention and it doesn't glorify thugs, many dance forms are uniquely black and don't glorify thugs, so yes, it's easy to point to the cause.

by Anonymousreply 130November 20, 2021 6:48 PM

Dolph WHO? And what kind of presents did he wrap?

by Anonymousreply 131November 20, 2021 10:36 PM

[quote] Assassination: Murder of a public figure by surprise attack

He was a public figure and the attack was obviously by surprise, so it was most certainly an assassination.

by Anonymousreply 132November 20, 2021 10:41 PM

If only he could bake at home

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by Anonymousreply 133November 20, 2021 10:54 PM

This certainly meets the definition of assassination: the premeditated act of killing someone suddenly or secretively, especially a prominent person:

by Anonymousreply 134November 20, 2021 11:03 PM

R117 cut off the best part:: school WILL be open on their birthdays!!

by Anonymousreply 135November 21, 2021 10:53 AM

Assassination my ass! The term has ALWAYS been, and still should be, used for political leaders who were murdered. That's it!

Example for the dim witted:

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4 1968. FULL STOP. PERIODT.

Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed...

OR

Rapper Young Dolph murdered......

OR

In a seemingly weekly occurrence, which is almost comical at this point, another rapper was gunned down.

by Anonymousreply 136November 21, 2021 2:13 PM

From Wikipedia:

[quote]Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was born on July 27, 1985, in Chicago.[4][5][6] His family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was two years old.[6] He had two sisters and two brothers, and was second cousins with rapper Juice Wrld.[7][8] Mostly raised by his grandmother, Dolph's parents experienced addictions to crack cocaine, and he would only see them every few weeks as a child.

Why would an African-American family move from Chicago to the South? I know Chicago probably has "big city" problems but it seems a bit odd.

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by Anonymousreply 137November 21, 2021 2:45 PM

R137 Memphis is much safer than Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 138November 21, 2021 2:47 PM

No it isn't, R137!

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by Anonymousreply 139November 21, 2021 2:50 PM

From Area vibes;

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by Anonymousreply 140November 21, 2021 2:59 PM

This is so sad.

by Anonymousreply 141November 21, 2021 3:01 PM

Young Dolph? Are they not doing 'Lil anymore?

by Anonymousreply 142November 21, 2021 3:35 PM

R137, where have you been these last decades? There has been mass migration of African Americans from the North to the South. Pay attention to basic news and culture.

by Anonymousreply 143November 21, 2021 3:37 PM

Young Dolph, I’m Old Queen.

by Anonymousreply 144November 21, 2021 3:39 PM

I didn’t cut anything off R135. That was the clip someone posted online.

Make yourself a hero and post the full clip.

by Anonymousreply 145November 21, 2021 3:40 PM

I heard he was not “young,” he was “rude.”

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by Anonymousreply 146November 21, 2021 3:41 PM

In 2014, African American millennials moved in the highest numbers to Texas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. African American populations have continued to drop throughout much of the Northeast, especially from the state of New York and northern New Jersey, as they rise in the South

by Anonymousreply 147November 21, 2021 3:42 PM

The epicenter for the southward migration is Georgia, whose black population nearly doubled from 1.8 million to 3.5 million from 1990 to 2019.

Frey’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that, from 2015 to 2019, the Atlanta, Dallas and Houston metropolitan areas gained the most Black migrants, while the New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles metropolitan areas saw the most outward Black migration. Of the 53 largest metropolitan areas studied, the Philadelphia area lost the fifth most Black people, just over 4,500, Frey found.

The loss of Black residents to the South could be a cause for concern for big cities, said Sabrina Pendergrass, a University of Virginia assistant professor of African American and African Studies.

“We have these declines in cities like New York and Detroit and it raises questions about what the impact will be on those cities, and it also points to the challenges that those cities are experiencing in terms of people’s ability to find well-paying jobs, housing and the extent to which people feel that they can raise their families in a sustainable environment,” she said.

by Anonymousreply 148November 21, 2021 3:49 PM

A local Memphis TV station captured Young Dolph being charitable in his last known interview.

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by Anonymousreply 149November 21, 2021 4:32 PM

They killed the wrong rapper.

by Anonymousreply 150November 23, 2021 12:06 AM

Rapper Old Queen Assassinated.

by Anonymousreply 151November 23, 2021 12:08 AM

R150 Dolph at least was a real gangster. He wasn't pretending, and he wasn't out to kill random innocent people.

by Anonymousreply 152November 23, 2021 12:15 AM

That cookie STORE is on one of the major routes to the airport. I have stopped there a couple of times, but usually go to her other store in the “nicer” area downtown. I’m not much of a sweet eater, but they are good for gifts. She is NOT laundering money or selling drugs out of her store. She’s a really sweet lady and I’m sure she is beyond devastated. Several of the local restaurants have banded together and are giving some of their profits to help her and the employees rebuild and make it through the shutdown. But yeah, go ahead with your racist bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 153November 23, 2021 3:51 AM

Rebuild?

by Anonymousreply 154November 23, 2021 3:58 AM

[quote]R130 It's understandable to hold the black community at large responsible for all the gang violence and even general violence within it's own community

Um, I don’t think any reputable sociologist would claim this.

You’re an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 155November 23, 2021 5:36 AM

R153 Naïve. Lol.

by Anonymousreply 156November 23, 2021 9:36 AM

R155 and you're in denial

by Anonymousreply 157November 24, 2021 12:56 AM

Makeda's Cookies Raises Over $70K After Young Dolph's Death via @HotNewHipHop

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by Anonymousreply 158November 25, 2021 9:39 PM

Was John Lennon assassinated? Versace?

by Anonymousreply 159November 27, 2021 5:48 PM

Selena? Rebecca Schaeffer?

by Anonymousreply 160November 27, 2021 5:58 PM
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