The murder of Young Dolph sent shockwaves through the rap world. Veterans of the game called for an end to violence in hip-hop. Fans couldn’t believe that such a promising act died so senselessly.

Respect is a concept that is treated uniquely in the industry. Rappers who feel disrespected by other performers have been dropping diss tracks since the advent of the genre. Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta has brought into question where that line should be drawn.

During a show in Dallas, Texas, Youngsta performed “Shake Sum.” The song explicitly talks about the killing of Young Dolph. Youngsta even goes so far as to imply that he may have had something to do with the murder.

“Young Dolph Thorton wanna play ho/I’m on tour with the K ho/Mac 11, Smith & Wesson, extended clip, 100 rounds though/How the f*ck you the king of Memphis, you ain’t from the city, you from Chicago/F*ck boy, you better lay low/Killers move when I say so.”


The irony of Blac Youngsta’s bars are that Young Dolph was in Memphis to help out the community. It doesn’t matter where Dolph came from. He considered Memphis home and was there to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys to local residence. It is clear that he is part of the community.

The rappers had beef in 2017. Dolph’s SUV was shot at over 100 times due to the disagreement. Youngsta said he had nothing to do with it.

The convenient timing of the bars coupled with the history between the two rappers make this extremely suspicious. The best-case scenario is that Blac Youngsta acted in poor taste. The worst case may warrant a chat with Memphis police.

Young Dolph was well-respected in the rap community by most accounts. It is unfortunate that another rapper is trying to make a name for himself from a huge tragedy. It could be that Blac Youngsta is stupid enough to have walked on stage and admitted that he was an accessory to murder.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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