Video: Young Dolph – “Royalty”
With Almost The Whole Zoo In Tow, Young Dolph Lives Large in the Extravagant “Royalty”
“Young Dolph has cultivated that formula that makes the bando jump” – XXL
“What makes Dolph exemplary is his affinity for memorable hooks and catchy call-and-response punch lines” – Complex
“King of Memphis is worth myriad repeat listens: Dolph bridges the gap between his hometown and the Atlanta production that dominates rap’s mainstream.” – SPIN
Top 10 Hip-Hop Cash Prince of 2016 – Forbes
It’s good to be the king. In the video for “Royalty,” a highlight from his King of Memphis album, Young Dolph shows us just how good it can be, flexing his wealth in a massive mansion he shares with beautiful women, a monkey, a giraffe, and even a white tiger. Filmed in the Hollywood Hills, the video does not merely show off Dolph’s considerable ends, but also “celebrates Black Excellence,” says Dolph. Inspired by Coming To America, “Royalty” styles Dolph as an African prince, a title befitting his position as King of Memphis. The video arrives just in time for Young Dolph’s Royalty Tour, which commences on August 9th in Dallas, TX.
Young Dolph has certainly kept himself busy, with “Royalty” being the third video he’s released in the past week, following up “Both Ways” and “Rich Crack Baby.” He has put out three projects this year, with the release of Bo$$e$ and $hooter$ in May, King of Memphis in February, and the upcoming Rich Crack Baby. Forbes named Young Dolph one of The Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others. Complex also 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.” With his vast catalogue of work and unmistakable persona, it’s officially the summer of Dolph – catch him on his national Royalty Tour stretching from Atlanta to Seattle in the coming month.
Watch “Royalty”: https://youtu.be/9LEgymKtDNo
Buy Tickets for the Royalty Tour here: http://www.youngdolph.com/tour/
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 including 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. In 2015, Dolph headlined his own tour selling out throughout the country.
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 as Anderson .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.
“Rich Crack Baby”: https://youtu.be/-igmUA1LvGc
“Both Ways”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH590QtgnfQ
Royalty Tour Tix: http://www.youngdolph.com/tour/
“On My Way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmVLD67vm9k
“They Don’t Want It”: https://youtu.be/Py48N5x-JYY
“How Could”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XeDhjwWraQ
“Money Power Respect”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTKHp4cpUw
“It’s Going Down”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKyR96i4kU
“Let Me See It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1-EBAUJWK0
“Fuck It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szy72pmE7-8
King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt
Pre-order King of Memphis: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-of-memphis/id1084907209
“Get Paid”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbP71cRI7iw
Colonel Loud – “California (ft. Young Dolph, T.I. & Ricco Barrino)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdoQ6DZ3F4
Watch “Pulled Up (ft. Juicy J & 2 Chainz)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-SdCMbOhsE