Young Dolph passed away a year ago this week, and to celebrate his legacy, the Dolph estate has released a posthumous new single titled “Get Away.”
Released Thursday (November 17) — one year to the day Dolph was gunned down in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee — “Get Away” serves as the lead single for the late rapper’s posthumous album, Paper route Frank.
“It feels like a n-gga damn/ It’s been a while since I went to church/ Hide my pain and tears in a verse/ Don’t nobody understand me/ Fuck some fame fuck a Grammy/ Wish I could go and be with my grandmother / Sacrificed it all for the family,” Dolph raps on his latest release.
Featuring guest appearances from Key Glock, Peewee Longway and Gucci Mane, Paper Route Frank arrives on streaming services on December 9th.
Dolph’s home states of Tennessee and Georgia have recognized November 17 as Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton Jr. Service dayand to uphold the generous spirit in which he lived, the rapper’s IdaMae Foundation gives back to communities in cities nationwide while inspiring others to follow suit.
Wherever they live, fans are encouraged to do a favor on Thursday in honor of the Paper Route Empire CEO by using the hashtag #DolphDay on social media.
“[Dolph’s] the community’s efforts and traditions will continue and much more,” said the late rapper’s sister, Carlisa Brown. “His spirit of giving will continue to live in us as it did in him until his passing. We hope that those who truly supported him will take Young Dolph Service Day as a day to give back and help those in need as he did.”
In Young Dolph’s hometown of Memphis, the IdaMae Foundation – named after his grandmother – will offer free haircuts, free lunches and winter clothing at the Hospitality Hub, while in Atlanta they will be giving out free haircuts and meals at the Evolution Center.
The foundation also uses The Confess Project of America’s national network of barbershops to provide free haircuts and critical mental health resources in Arkansas, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Ohio and California.
Paper Route Empire’s Key Glock also paid homage to Dolph’s legacy with the release of five tracks PRE5L EP – listen to it here.