Album: Young Dolph – Bulletproof
After Surviving a Shooting in Charlotte, the King of Memphis Aims to Take Over the Rap Game
“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
It takes more than 100 bullets to faze Young Dolph. Last month, after unknown assailants crashed into and fired 100 gunshots at Dolph’s SUV in Charlotte, NC., the rapper emerged unscathed and took the stage mere hours later to perform “Play Wit Your Bitch,” a savage diss track to his enemies. Building upon that career defining moment, Dolph shares Bulletproof, a lean, mean collection of trap anthems, purpose-built to propel Dolph to national stardom. Featuring Gucci Mane as the solitary guest, each song title is aimed directly at his haters and asserts his dominance over all comers. His second project of the year, following the popular and acclaimed Gelato, Bulletproof reaffirms Dolph’s self-proclamation of being not only being the King of Memphis but the king of trap anthems with substance and style.
Last month, Dolph dropped “that’s how i feel,” a swaggering, titanic anthem with a typically playful verse and hook from Gucci Mane. A prolific chronicler of outrageous trap shenanigans, Dolph dropped a string of quality visuals from his recent Gelato mixtape over the past couple months. Recently, Dolph dropped “Run It Up,” which found him turning up in a snow white Lambo, he rocked Versace snow boots in “Whole Lot,” unveiled the Ten Baller Commandments on “Baller Alert,” and saluted the Black Mafia Family on “Meech,” Gelato received high praise from Stereogum, who said, “Dolph’s new mixtape, Gelato, is a ridiculously solid piece of trap music… There’s no thirst in him. His shit-talk feels effortless. And that’s why he’s winning.” Gelato capitalized on the momentum from Dolph’s triumphant 2016, highlighted by the three full-lengths Rich Crack Baby, Bo$$e$ and $hooter$, and King of Memphis, named by XXL as one of the Best Projects of the Year. Bulletproof is currently available to purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Bulletproof track list:
- 100 shots
- in Charlotte
- but im bulletproof
- so fuk ’em
- thats how i feel (feat. Gucci Mane)
- im so real
- i pray for my enemies
- im everything you wanna be
- so thats why you envy me
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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.
“I Pray For My Enemies”: https://youtu.be/7R2oUxLfGwE
“Run It Up”: https://youtu.be/ecjbrXX49QY
“thats how i feel” feat. Gucci Mane: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/thats-how-i-feel-ft-gucci-mane
“Play Wit Yo Bitch”: https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/play-wit-yo-bitch/
King of Memphis: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt