Key Glock Gets a Tattoo of Young Dolph as a Tribute
On November 17, Memphis rapper Young Dolph was fatally shot at Makeda's Butter Cookies bakery in his hometown.
According to Maurice Hill, the bakery owner, his employees said that Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, walked in to buy cookies.
Someone then drove up and shot and killed him.
The late rapper had been visiting his sick aunt and would have handed out Thanksgiving turkeys like he did every year.
The rapper had been the target of shootings in the past. In February 2017, the rapper claimed his vehicle had been shot multiple times in Charlotte.
That same year in September, he was injured in a shooting in Los Angeles.
Key Glock's Tribute To Young Dolph (Source: Key Glock's Instagram)
The Memphis Police Department has released surveillance photos of two suspects involved in the shooting, but no arrests have been made.
Artists, including Megan Thee Stallion and Chance The Rapper, have paid tribute to the star. Key Glock also paid tribute to the late rapper.
Key Glock's Tattoo and Tribute to Young Dolph
Devastated by the death, Glock opened up about the loss on his Instagram and got a tattoo of the late rapper.
He had gotten a tattoo of Dolph's face on his forearm, which he shared in his IG stories.
He also shared a carousel of photos with Dolph that dated back from childhood to adulthood, when they collaborated on music.
Key Glock's Tattoo Of Young Dolph (Source: Key Glock's Instagram)
In the caption, he penned a heartfelt message for his "lefthand man, brother, cousin, mentor and drank partner."
The rapper also revealed other losses in his life and wrote that he was lost and would never be the same.
The comments section was filled with words of comfort and prayers from fans who wished him and his family well during this dark time.
The rapper also deleted all of his old Instagram posts for the carousel tribute.
The rapper expressed he wasn't coping well with the loss as he said, "STOP asking me if I'm OK knowing damn well I ain't."
Key Glock and Young Dolph's Relation
For those unaware, Glock and Dolph are cousins and frequent collaborators.
In 2017, he rose to fame with his mixtape Glock Season, and following its success, he was signed to Dolph's Paper Route Empire label.
The late rapper took Glock under his wings and considered him his to be his protégé.
The duo collaborated on many projects. In 2019, they released Dum and Dummer, a full-length album that was one of the most successful projects.
And some of the songs they created are 'Penguins,' 'III,' and 'Baby Joker.'
Glock was also often featured in Dolph's track. One of them was 'Major,' released in 2018, which was Dolph's top song on Apple Music.