Memphis honors Young Dolph’s life by giving back to community

One year ago, Young Dolph was shot and killed at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies.

On Thursday, Memphis honored the late rapper’s life and legacy by giving back to the community as part of Dolph’s Day of Service.

“I’m thankful. I have a lot to be thankful for,” said Laura Hunter.

Nov. 17 is a special day in the City of Memphis.

“It’s actually Dolph’s Service Day,” said Young Dolph’s sister, Carlisa Brown.

From free haircuts to free hot meals and winter kits, the Idamae Family Foundation and members of late rapper Young Dolph’s record label Paper Route Empire (P.R.E.) helped neighbors in need at the hospitality hub in Downtown Memphis.

“We are definitely continuing his legacy because that is what he would want us to do. He was (a) giver and supporter of people and making dreams come true,” Brown said.

One year after his death, communities in Memphis and beyond paid tribute to the murdered rapper with Young Dolph’s Day of Service

“Today was a very emotional day for us, but it’s not as emotional because we are seeing other people happy and smiling,” Brown said Thursday.

Since 2015, Young Dolph and members of P.R.E. gave out free Thanksgiving dinners to Memphis residents in need.

The Idamae Family Foundation hopes the public will remember Young Dolph by making a difference in their communities and continue Dolph’s Day of Service in many more years to come.

“He still lives on, he still lives on,” Hunter said.

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