Young Dolph’s biography: wife, mom, net worth, death, age

Young Dolph was a popular American rapper who was able to build a name for himself in the entertainment industry before his death.

The rapper was known for his hits in the US and was among the popular rappers in the country.

Young Dolph was in the news after he was shot at while picking up cookies for his mother in November.

Recently, his Babymama and girlfriend Mia Jaye in the mood of Christmas, shared an emotional message via her social media timeline stressing that Christmas would never be the same for her without Young Dolph.

Mia’s statement was filled with shades of emotions, which has once again sparked reactions from the fans and followers of the late rapper.

This article is focused on what you should know about Young Dolph, continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Real Name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.
Other names Young Dolph, Dolph Gabbana , Flippa, Paper Route Frank
Gender Male
Date of birth July 27, 1985
Age 36 years old in 2021
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of death November 17th 2021
Wife Mia Jaye
Children Two
Profession Rapper, song writer

Young Dolp’s biography

His real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. and he was born on the 27th of July 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

According to the record, when Young Dolph was two years old, he relocated with his family to Memphis, Tennessee, where he had most of his childhood.

The report revealed that his parents were addicts to drug and as such he was raised by his grandmother and never had much time to spend with his parents.

Young Dolph had two sisters and two brothers, he and rapper Juice Wrld were second cousins. He was an American by birth and died at the age of 36 in Memphis.


The only school on Young Dolph’s online record is Hamilton High School, there was no detail of him proceeding further before his death.


Young Dolph dropped his first mixtape titled Paper Route Campaign in 2008.

After two years, he officially signed a deal with Paper Route Empire in 2010, an autonomous record name not subsidiary with a significant record name, and went on to release Welcome 2 Dolph World that very year.

After the release of mixtapes High Class Street Music and High Class Street Music Episode 2 in 2011, Young Dolph started to foster his own rap stream, moving away from a style like Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball and MJG rather to an individual style portrayed as “vociferous” with a “attractive conveyance and particularly profound voice”.

Young Dolph would go on to make a name for himself and was regarded one of Memphis biggest stars before his death.

Personal Life

Young Dolph until his death in 2021 was in a relationship with Mia Jaye. The reports revealed the two have been together since 2012 and their relationship was blessed with two children named Tre Tre and Aria.


Young Dolph was shot at in Memphis when he went to pick up cookies for his mother at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies.

The reports revealed that while Young Dolph was at the store two unidentified gunmen came down from a white two-door Mercedes-Benz and gunned him down.

Young Dolph was buried November 30, 2021 at a cemetery near his alma mater Hamilton High School while a service was held for him at First Baptist Church Broad Street.

Net Worth

Young Dolph was reportedly worth $3 million.