Young Dolph – Organizations Founded By The Late Rapper Will Spend The Anniversary Of His Passing Giving Back To The Community
Charities founded by slain rap star Young Dolph are making sure to honor him in death.
On the 1 year anniversary of Young Dolph’s passing, two of the “Major” rapper’s organizations announced they will be spending the day servicing communities. As you may already know, Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton Jr. was fatally shot inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis on November 17th of 2021. The musician was 36 at the time.
According to reports, Dolph’s record label, Paper Route Empire or P.R.E, and the IdaMae Foundation, founded in honor of his grandmother, serviced Memphis and Atlanta today (November 17th). Free haircuts, lunch, and winter kits (with coats, blankets, socks, and gloves) were distributed at the Hospitality Hub in Memphis from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. In Atlanta, free haircuts and dinner will be served at the Evolution Center from 5 p.m .- 7 p.m.
Following his death, both Tennessee and Georgia established November 17th as “Dolph Day.”
Dolph, who was survived by his life partner Mia Jaye and two young children, Tre Tre and Aria Ella, was often determined to involve himself in Philanthropy. The Chicago native hosted an annual Thanksgiving giveaway which he regularly attended prior to his death, and was continued by P.R.E. after the fatal shooting.
For years, Young Dolph held a Turkey giveaway for people in his Memphis community
Rather than cancel the event after the rapper’s death, his artists continued it in his honor pic.twitter.com/5c31kkT9VG
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 20, 2021
Dolph’s longtime partner Mia Jaye recently opened up about the struggles she’s faced ahead of the rapper’s anniversary passing. The mother of two shared how much she and her children were hurting, writing in a social media post:
“I notice what they’re going through emotionally is just unfair. They don’t deserve it, we didn’t deserve it. And it’s like it’s getting thicker and heavier the closer we get [to his death anniversary]…I get so mad…Why do we have to go through this? Why is this something my family has to endure? Because somebody felt it would be better to take someone’s life…”
Reportedly, Dolph was shot 22 times leading to his death. Suspects of the murder have been continuously rounded up over the last year. Justin Johnson, 23, and Cornelius Smith, 32, are currently behind bars awaiting for the murder trial to start. Johnson stands accused of being the triggerman and firing the fatal bullets.
Reports state the IdaMae Foundation has also partnered with The Confess Project of America to offer free haircuts and mental health resources elsewhere. Services will reportedly be available 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at select locations in Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Ohio, and California in each respective time zone. The organization’s hope is that people mourning the late rapper will be somewhat comforted by the legacy of his kind and heartfelt efforts.
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