Rapper Young Dolph’s manager makes the case for ‘laying down arms’ after Star’s tragic death as he launches LA legacy pop-up

YOUNG Dolph’s manager has asked the rap community to “put down your arms” following his tragic death as a new pop-up launches in Los Angeles to celebrate the star’s legacy.

The 36-year-old father of two was gunned down at a local diner in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee on November 17, 2021.

Rapper Young Dolph was survived by two children when he was shot dead in broad daylight

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Rapper Young Dolph was survived by two children when he was shot dead in broad daylightPhoto credit: Getty
Allen Parks spoke about Young Dolph's legacy and his tragic death in 2021

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Allen Parks spoke about Young Dolph’s legacy and his tragic death in 2021Photo credit: Ruaridh Connellan for The US Sun
Artworks on display in the traveling pop-up for fans of the late urban icon

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Artworks on display in the traveling pop-up for fans of the late urban iconPhoto credit: Ruaridh Connellan for The US Sun

Young Dolph was at Makeda’s Cookies – where he was a regular customer – when someone reportedly pulled up around 1pm and fatally hit him.

An autopsy report revealed that the famous rapper — whose full name is Adolph Thornton Jr. — was shot 22 times in the head, neck and torso.

Three men were arrested in connection with his killing last year and the case is still before the court.

Young Dolph’s manager Allen Parks appeared in Los Angeles Thursday night along with a host of creatives to honor the star with a new pop-up museum.

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In an exclusive interview with The US Sun, he called for more understanding within the music community as rappers continue to fall victim to an epidemic of gun violence.

He said: “I think we just need to stop this pointless stuff, you know what I mean?

“We need to find some other way to deal with our differences than violence. Lay down your arms.

“We have to learn to talk and agree to disagree.

“I’m just trying to keep my faith and keep doing good things. I hope he’s happy, we work really hard [to remember him].”

Krystal Garner, director of the Trap Museum, who worked on the pop-up, added, “I think we need to go back to appreciating each other’s lives.

“Everyone has a whole life ahead of them, whether it’s family or children, you never know.

“I think that’s where we have to start, we have to get that empathy back.”

When asked how he felt about those accused in connection with the Young Dolph murder, Parks also said, “I think we’re going to leave that to the criminal justice system.”

The rapper stayed behind his longtime girlfriend Mia Jaye and their two young children, Tre Tre and Aria Ella, who Parks says take each day as it comes.

He was unique.”

Young Dolph’s manager, Allen Parks.

“They came to the exhibition for the grand opening in New York. At first glance, they’re fine, but it’s difficult,” he told The US Sun.

The pop-up museum Dolphland was curated in collaboration with the Trap Music Museum, which also marks the newly released posthumous album Paper Route Frank.

“We’re leaving here and going to the Super Bowl, then Houston, San Antonio, back to the East Coast, DC, Chicago, places like this,” Parks said.

“We think outside the box, we bring the entrepreneurial spirit, we run the independent tour and the most important thing is to keep the brand high.

“It’s important for us now to show how strong his legacy is and it’s a chance for his fans to really connect with him when he’s not here.

“I don’t know how much more music we’re going to release, but this album is going well. It’s on its way to platinum right now, so it’s a blessing. The fans are screaming loudly.”

Parks described Dolph as “one of a kind” and a “hip-hop urban icon” because of his style of clothing, cars, and the music he released during his lifetime.

When asked what else made him unique, he said: “I think his upbringing, his inner drive. He was really self-directed and he had a vision.

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“If you listen to his music, his grandmother, his neighborhood and his family were really influential in the decisions he made. He was very important to his community.

He said he’s also smart when it comes to business, having once turned down a $22 million record deal so he could work with another label and own his own masters.

Parks, who was his manager for eight years, recalled the day he was shot: “I was at my studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The phone rang three or four times.

“It was very effective [to me] and now we have to focus on remembering him and all he was.”

After Dolph’s death, Justin Johnson, a rapper named Straight Dropp, and his collaborator Cornelius Smith were charged after they claimed they shot the rapper in broad daylight.

Hernandez Govan was later charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy previously told FOX13 that Govan is the one who allegedly requested the murder, although a motive is currently unknown.

All three men charged in the case have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.

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The gunmen who fatally shot Dolph pulled up in front of Makeda’s in a white Mercedes and opened fire through the store’s window before jumping back into the car and taking off, police said.

The Dolphland Pop-up is located at 8020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Visit thedolphlandmuseum.com for more information.

Rapper Young Dolph was fatally shot in a cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee

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Rapper Young Dolph was fatally shot in a cookie shop in Memphis, TennesseePhoto credit: Getty
Allen Parks speaks to The US Sun's Katy Forrester at the event in LA

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Allen Parks speaks to The US Sun’s Katy Forrester at the event in LAPhoto credit: Ruaridh Connellan for The US Sun
The Dolphland Pop-Up Museum Tour on Melrose Avenue continues this coming week

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The Dolphland Pop-Up Museum Tour on Melrose Avenue continues this coming weekPhoto credit: Ruaridh Connellan for The US Sun

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