It may be hard to believe, but nearly an entire year has passed since Young Dolph was tragically shot and killed while buying treats at Makeda’s Cookies in Memphis. In the wake of his death, Key Glock and the Paper Route Empire label have worked to keep his memory alive through music and community initiatives. This weekend, Paper Route Empire memorialized the Memphis native by sharing a posthumous track called “Hall of Fame.” Never one to shy away from boasting about all that he was able to accomplish, Young Dolph opens the track with a bold statement.
“You can walk in any trap and I bet they know my name. [I’m the] Frank Matthews of the South. Put me in the hall of fame,” he raps.
Backed by thunderous production from BandPlay and Triple G Ty, “Hall of Fame” is reminiscent of classic Young Dolph tracks that elevated him in the world of Hip-Hop and beyond. From bar to bar, the Memphis native bluntly asserts his case as one of the best artists to come out of the south in recent memory.
“Have you seen my new charm? It’s taller than Johnny Dang/Hopped out at the corner store and left the ‘Rari runnin’, man/Under the influence to get money every day/Goyard full of currency, no, I didn’t come to play,” he added.
“Hall of Fame” not only celebrates what would have been Young Dolph’s 37th birthday, but it also serves as a reminder of the talent he had. Check out the track below.