Did Young Dolph predict death? He rapped 'a hundred shots' years before being shot dead
Young Dolph seemed to have foreshadowed his death with the lyrics to his songs as well as his merch
Memphis rapper Young Dolph is being mourned by fans after he was shot dead in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 17. It's now being reported that he foreshadowed his death through his lyrics over the years. News of his death spread like wildfire and fans as well as industry folks he worked with during his career took to social media to express their grief. "Everybody that know me knows I play this man music EVERY DAY ! He was so genuine so real so kind to me and tfarris always !!! Rest In Peace to a real legend," Megan Thee Stallion wrote on Instagram. The two had collaborated on the song 'RNB' in 2020.
Gucci Mane, Migos rapper Quavo, Offset, Keke Palmer, and many others took to Twitter to mourn his death, so did Chance the Rapper, Gunna, Lil Yachty, Kenny Beats, and Drumma Boy. The circumstances that led to his death are yet to be determined, however, in 2017, Dolph was shot after a fight with three men outside Loews Hollywood hotel near the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue, according to a USA Today report. One of the men pulled a gun and shot the rapper leaving him badly injured.
I am sooo sick rn I am in disbelief! Praying for his family and friends ! Rest In Peace to my friend a true legend dolph 🙏🏾— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) November 17, 2021
Young Dolph's song lyrics predicted his tragic death
Social media is rife with theories about how Dolph predicted his own death over the years. Certain fans note how his music had a foreboding fear of him being killed one day. The rapper openly discussed not growing up in the best of places and being a target of violence since his early days. A report mentions that the rapper in his single '100 Shots' that released in 2017 rapped about having a sweet tooth as well as his enemies missing a "whole hundred shots".
"A hundred shots. Me and my [N-word] pull up in a hundred drops (skrrt). My role model used to get a hundred blocks (hey) Street [N-word] in a tuxedo, we the mob (yeah)" rapped Dolph. At the end of the verse, he rapped, "Yeah it's Dolph. How the f*ck you miss a whole hundred shots?" Dolph died while out to buy cookies at Makeda's Cookies and the owner Maurice Hill said someone drove up, shot him at around 1 pm, and left. Three law enforcement officers have confirmed his death but certain fan theories say it could be him faking his death to come back as a new rapper, to highlight 'Paper Route iLLUMINATI' his new album. These theories could also stem from the fact that a few weeks ago Dolph posted photos of his new merch that has the text 'RIP me open' emblazoned on it.
Dolph shared two kids - Tre and Ari - with partner Mia Jaye. His most recent project was 'Paper Route Illuminati'. Announcing the same, he had written, "You can’t provide for your FAMILY without MONEY, and you can’t make MONEY without making SACRIFICES…"