Song: Young Dolph – “Play Wit Yo Bitch” (Prod. by Zaytoven)
The King of Memphis’ Gelato Mixtape Releases This Friday With Features From Migos, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa, and More
“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
“Start paying attention to Young Dolph before you look stupid as shit,” Noisey counseled earlier this year. The King of Memphis is about to cement his place at the rap throne with the masterful, 11-track Gelato mixtape slated to release this Friday. Gearing up eager fans ahead of the drop, Young Dolph is sharing “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” where he reminds other rappers that he isn’t here for games or bullshit – It’s his territory out here in these streets.
Featuring Migos, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa, and fellow Paper Route Empire member Jay Fizzle, Gelato is Young Dolph’s most animated work yet. “It’s a weed smoking, money counting album,” Young Dolph explains. “This album is for when you have those days when you wake up and it’s Friday or Saturday and your whole day finna be lit. It’s like, ‘My folks are with me, we finna have fun, we’re gonna smoke hella weed all day, we’re hitting up the spot, then the other spot, getting fresh at the mall, change clothes four times a day, we’re gonna hit the clubs at night, etc. It’s for when you’re feeling good all day. Music to put in your ride. It’s that feel good music, it’s the party, it’s finna turn the clubs upside down.” Young Dolph announced the project in January with a bang, first releasing the Lil Yachty-assisted “Bagg,” a street hustler’s anthem on having the finest things in life.
After a triumphant 2016, Young Dolph has become one of the most popular and prolific independent rappers in the game. His last project, Rich Crack Baby, boasted features from T.I., Gucci Mane, Boosie Badazz, 21 Savage, Wale and 2 Chainz and production from Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, Honorable C-Note, among others. Rich Crack Baby was the third mixtape from Young Dolph’s busy 2016, following the release of Bo$$e$ and $hooter$ and King of Memphis, which was praised by XXL as one of the Best Projects of the Year. The Memphis emcee was deemed one of Forbes‘ Hip-Hop Cash Princes of 2016, placing him alongside Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, and Metro Boomin, among others. A frequent collaborator in the trap world, Dolph also dropped “She Will” with Taylor Gang‘s Sosamann, “Run Dem Bandz” with Mista Cain, and “Bling Blaww Burr“ with Gucci Mane. Gelato releases this Friday, February 3rd.
Stay tuned for Young Dolph’s Gelato mixtape, releasing February 3rd.
Listen to “Play Wit Yo Bitch”: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/play-wit-yo-bitch/
Pre-order Gelato on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gelato/id1194849127
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. 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 official 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. Dolph recently released Rich Crack Baby and completed his nation-wide Royalty tour.
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.
“Play Wit Yo Bitch”: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/play-wit-yo-bitch/
“Bagg” ft. Lil Yachty: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/bagg-ft-lil-yachty
“Foreva” ft. TI: https://youtu.be/ROEgvEbu4g8
“What yo Life Like” ft. 2 Chainz: https://youtu.be/_WNxRt8SCcQ
“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