Album: Young Dolph – Role Model

The First Album Released by Paper Route EMPIRE is a Coronation for the King of Memphis and Reaffirmation of His Superstar Status; The Rapper Shares “Break The Bank” Video Featuring Offset

9.19.2018

Critical Praise:

“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

The Album + Video:

Memphis kingpin Young Dolph took an independent path, but he’s a major rap star. Asserting himself as an everyman-turned-superman, Dolph shares Role Model, his new studio album. Released by Paper Route EMPIRE/EMPIRERole Model provides a new context for Dolph’s braggadocio and sets an example for rising independent rappers and anyone else trying to get out the mud. Telling the unlikely story of Dolph’s success, the album kicks off with “Black Queen,” a beautiful introductory track that finds Dolph recounting his difficult childhood and declaring his love for his mother, who ably accompanies him on piano: “Even though you was a crack fiend, momma/You gave birth to a trap king, momma/You gon’ always be my trap queen, momma/Damn, I mean you’ll always be my black queen, momma.” After the emotional intro, Role Model finds Dolph leveling up, experimenting with new flows and raising his boastful bars to a superhuman level: “Parked the Rari in the crib and came back in a Bentley,” says Dolph on “How U Luv It,” “Codeine with no sippin’ (pour up)/Gelato I’m twistin’ (roll up)/Got on too much ice, hard for the bitch to pay attention/Menace just like Dennis/I got racks like Venus (Williams!).” Featuring appearances from Snoop Dogg, Offset, Key Glock, and Kash DollRole Model is Dolph’s origin story, establishing him as a symbol of hope to kids in the hood who desperately want to improve their lives.

Carrying the momentum from a tumultuous, yet monstrously successful 2017 that included three full-length releases and two near-death experiences, Young Dolph is firing on all cylinders in 2018. Dolph kicked off the year with the defiant N****s Get Shot Everyday EP, an adrenaline rush of a six-track project that contrasts Dolph’s luxurious life with the dangers that come from being the industry’s most fearlessly honest emcee. Earlier this summer, Dolph shared the epic video for “Slave Owner,” which drew inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and took an exaggerated look at the relationship between artists and record labels, positing label execs as slave owners and comparing signed artists to Samuel L. Jackson’s Uncle Tom character from the film. One week later, Dolph stole the show at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, making national headlines when he brought onstage two Duke University baristas, who were fired for playing his music, paid them $20,000 cash, and led them and the audience in a rousing rendition of his hit (and the song Duke University deemed to be a fireable offense) “Get Paid.” With a massive, loyal fanbase and a ceaseless work ethic, Young Dolph strides into the next chapter of his career in style with Role Model.

To accompany the release of the album, Dolph shares “Break The Bank,” his latest music video. On this anthem for the flexers, Dolph shows off a thudding, forceful flow over an eerie and atmospheric piano-led production, methodically laying out how he will spend his latest bag: “She the owner of a daycare but she ratchet/The car drive itself when I say go-go-gadget.” The single features an appearance from Offset, who contrasts Dolph’s calm straight talk with a hyperactive and tongue-twisting new verse. In the video, the two rappers make it rain, dropping Benjamins on a dozen strippers from the balcony of a villa. “Break The Bank” is the third video from the project, following the outlandish “Major,” featuring Key Glock, and “By Mistake.”

Buy Role Modelhttps://empire.lnk.to/RoleModel

Watch “Break The Bank” ft. Offset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIE1lsn8htw

Role Model tracklist:

1. Black Queen (feat. Moma Gabbana)
2. By Mistake
3. Major (feat. Key Glock)
4. Lipstick
5. How U Luv Dat
6. I Think I Can Fly (feat. Snoop Dogg)
7. Break The Bank (feat. Offset)
8. On God
9. Still Smell Like It
10. Whole World (feat. Kash Doll)
11. Playin Wit A Chek
12. Muhammad
13. Space Jam
14. Trap Baby

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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 JYoung Jeezy, and Rick Ross. In 2015, Dolph headlined his own tour selling out throughout the country. – HotNewHipHop

EMPIRE Background

Founded in 2010, EMPIRE has grown to become one of the leading independent music companies. Its partners include labels and artists, both developing and veteran stars, across hip hop, R&B, Latin, reggaer, pop, rock, gospel, and country. The company has developed and released projects for artists including Anderson .Paak, XXXTENTACION, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, DRAM, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Kodak Black, Migos, Tyga, Shaggy, Snoop Dogg and many more. Find out more at: https://www.empi.re/

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Role Modelhttps://empire.lnk.to/RoleModel

“Break The Bank” ft. Offset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIE1lsn8htw

“By Mistake”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uymTZecgGEU

“Major” ft. Key Glock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdMW1Ya0nHM

“Slave Owner”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIPRXhLF858

“Kush On The Yacht”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqSM19ORqTM

“Paranoid”: https://youtu.be/bbJq9zgOsXY

N****s Get Shot Everydayhttps://empire.lnk.to/NiggasGetShotEveryday

Thinking Out Loudhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thinking-out-loud/id1295895445?ls=1&app=itunes

Shop Young Dolph’s capsule collection: https://www.youngdolphshop.com/

“King” Documentary: https://youtu.be/yp-7xFT-Ecg

Bulletproof: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bulletproof/id1214562807?ls=1&app=itunes

Gelatohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gelato/id1194849127 // https://soundcloud.com/youngdolphofficial/sets/gelato

Rich Crack BabyiTunes // SoundCloud

Bo$$e$ & $hooter$: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/38255/young-dolph-jay-fizzle-bino-brown-bosses-shooters.html

Stream King of Memphishttps://open.spotify.com/album/3HnNyOdm1T23RfhXl78CLt