Song: Young Dolph – “Gelato”
The Reigning King of Memphis Drops a Luxurious Clip for the Title Track From His New Mixtape
“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
A hard-as-nails street rapper with a persona bigger than his swelling bank account, Young Dolph is one of the most popular independent artists in the South. Stunting in his luxury sports car and rocking pounds of jewelry around his neck, Young Dolph smokes kush with beautiful women in “Gelato.” Premiered by WorldStarHipHop, “Gelato” is the title track from Young Dolph’s most recent mixtape, released yesterday. Featuring appearances from Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Paper Route Empire labelmate Jay Fizzle, and Lil Yachty, who guests on the lead single “Bagg,” Gelato is Dolph’s first step in a breakout 2017. “Gelato” also follows the savage Yo Gotti diss track “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” which has garnered over 178k plays on SoundCloud since its release on Wednesday.
Young Dolph made is his presence felt in a big way in 2016 with three strong mixtapes, outrageous visuals, and high profile guest appearances. In February 2016, Dolph dropped King of Memphis, premiered by Noisey and praised by XXL as one of the Best Projects of the Year. He followed King of Memphis with the raw, trap-flavored Bo$$e$ and $hooter$, in May, and the blockbuster Rich Crack Baby in August. Featuring T.I., Gucci Mane, Boosie Badazz, 21 Savage, Wale and 2 Chainz and production from Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, Honorable C-Note, Rich Crack Baby delved into a more personal side of Young Dolph. After years of independent grinding, Dolph finally found himself in the Billboard Top 40 with his scene stealing verse on OT Genasis‘ “Cut It,” and proved his high esteem in the culture with a guest spot on Gucci Mane’s “Bling Blaww Burr.” Gelato is available for purchase on iTunes and stream on SoundCloud.
Watch “Gelato”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7x7zDcesuI
Stream Gelato: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/sets/gelato
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 “Cut It,” “Preach,” “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. – 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 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