Top 10 Young Dolph Songs

Young Dolph Songs

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Our top 10 Young Dolph songs list presents the music of the late South Memphis rapper and songwriter distinguished for his uncompromising hits. The 1985-born artist would become a national sensation in 2014 after releasing a series of mixtapes. Initially, Young Dolph’s musical style was inspired by fellow Memphis rappers. However, he would form his signature rap style characterized by boisterous deep vocals.

The rapper received even more fame after the release of the hit “Cut It” by O.T. Genasis as a featured artist in 2016. Eventually, the rapper released his debut album, King of Memphis, that same year. While the LP was a success, it ushered Young Dolph into rivalry in the rap scene with fellow Memphis rappers Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

The artists took a dig at each other with the release of diss tracks (which is quite often for artists in the rap scene). However, things escalated quickly for Young Dolph, and now he was fighting to secure himself from people who wished to see him dead. At first, the authorities took in rapper Blac Youngsta after Young Dolph’s car was shot more than a hundred times. This time, Young Dolph made it out alive thanks to the bulletproof panels installed on his ride.

Young Dolph would later get shot at later in September 2017. After the release of his collaborative LP, Dum and Dummer 2 with Key Glock in 2021, Young Dolph hinted at quitting the music scene to concentrate on his fatherly responsibilities. Unfortunately, the rapper was shot dead in his hometown. A Street was renamed in his honor owing to his exemplary legacy in the music scene and in trying to improve the lives of other citizens in various ways.

Young Dolph’s Career Beginnings and Breakthrough

Young Dolph’s toddler steps into the music scene were marked by the release of his debut mixtape Paper Route Campaign. The mixtape was released independently on his label, going under the same title. Later in 2010, the rapper released his sophomore mixtape, Welcome 2 Dolph World. Young Dolph issued his first series of the High Class Street Music mixtapes in 2011.

The rapper’s first release under a new label was his 2013 collaborative mixtape with rapper and songwriter Gucci Mane, East Atlanta Memphis. East Atlanta Memphis was issued through 1017 Brick Squad. Young Dolph would once more collaborate with Gucci Mane and Peewee Longway in releasing the mixtape Felix Brothers in 2015.

On September 25, 2015, Young Dolph teamed up with O.T. Genesis in the release of the successful hit “Cut It.” “Cut It” ushered the two rappers into mainstream and commercial success. The song peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over two million copies in the US.

After the success of the hit “Cut It,” Young Dolph went on to release his debut LP, King of Memphis. King of Memphis marked Young Dolph’s breakthrough as a solo artist, peaking at number forty-nine on the Billboard 200 and fifth on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. The LP also managed to rise to the ninth spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “Get Paid” is one of the best Young Dolph songs from the LP.

Young Dolph’s Album Releases over the Years

After the release of his successful debut LP, King of Memphis, Young Dolph returned to the studio focusing on his fourteenth mixtape, Rich Crack Baby. The mixtape featured artists such as Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, and T.I. Rich Crack Baby was a success peaking at number fourteen on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On the Billboard 200, Rich Crack Baby managed position one hundred and thirty-two.

In early 2017, Young Dolph issued his fifteenth and last mixtape, Gelato. The LP featured artists such as Lil Yatchy, Wiz Khalifa, and Migos. Gelato was a success peaking at number fifty-four on the Billboard 200. The LP also managed to rise to number twenty-two on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “Bagg” is one of the best Young Dolph songs from Gelato.

A few months after issuing Gelato, Young Dolph released his sophomore LP Bulletproof. Bulletproof came after the rapper’s ride was shot more than a hundred times. However, he was uninjured, thanks to the bulletproof casing of the vehicle. “100 Shots” and “That’s How I Feel” are some of the best Young Dolph songs from the LP. Bulletproof managed position nineteen on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On the Billboard 200, Bulletproof rose to number thirty-six.

2017 was a busy year for Young Dolph, having him issue his third release of the year and the third LP, Thinking Out Loud. The LP featured several artists, including Ty Dolla Sign, Gucci Mane, DRAM, and 2 Chainz. Thinking Out Loud came after the rapper was involved in a shooting sustaining several gunshot-related injuries. “While U Here,” “Drippy,” and “Believe Me” are musical gems featured on the LP. Thinking Out Loud managed to rise to the ninth spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The LP also peaked at the sixteenth spot on the Billboard 200.

Almost a year later, Young Dolph issued his fourth LP, Role Model. Role Model performed even better than all the previous releases by Young Dolph, peaking at number fifteen on the Billboard 200. The LP also managed to rise to the eleventh spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Role Model featured Young Dolph’s Platinum-certified hits “Major” and “By Mistake.”

Young Dolph would later issue his fifth and last solo LP, Rich Slave, in 2020. The LP featured several reputable artists, including Key Glock, G Herbo, and Megan Thee Stallion. Rich Slave is home to some of the best Young Dolph songs, including “RNB,” “Blue Diamonds,” and “Death Row.” The album is the rapper’s highest-charting release, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200. Rich Slave managed to rise to the third spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It also topped the Billboard Independent Albums chart. Currently, Paper Route Empire is working on the artist’s posthumous LP Paper Route Frank, to be issued in 2022.

Young Dolph’s Other Musical Pursuits

In 2019, Young Dolph teamed up with rapper Key Glock in releasing their first collaborative LP, Dum and Dummer. The LP featured some of the best Young Dolph songs, including “Baby Joker,” “Ill,” and “Water on Water on Water.” Dum ad Dummer peaked at number four on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It also managed to rise to the eighth spot on the Billboard 200.

Once more, Young Dolph teamed up with Key Glock in releasing their second collaborative LP, Dum and Dummer 2. Dum and Dummer 2 replicated Dum and Dummer’s performance on the chart. “Aspen” is a musical gem featured on the collaborative LP.

Young Dolph’s Accolades and Legacy

Young Dolph doesn’t have much to show in terms of accolades won. However, the rapper remains one of the finest talents from South Memphis. He is famed for his uncompromising punch lines in his song’s lyrics delivered in deep energetic vocals. Young Dolph remains among the few successful artists who have defied the traditional label structure, issuing his releases through his label Paper Route Empire. Here we present to you the best Young Dolph songs of all time.

#10 – Get Paid

Ushering us to the top 10 Young Dolph songs is the splendid hit “Get Paid.” The song was initially featured on the rapper’s mixtape Shittin’ on the Industry. “Get Paid” would later be issued on the rapper’s debut LP, King of Memphis. The song was written by Young Dolph and Reazy Renegade.

“Get Paid” alludes to securing the bag as the prime goal of the grind. The song was later remixed by DJ E Feezy, featuring 8Ball, Juicy J, La Chat, Gangsta Boo, Project Pat, and Young Dolph. “Get Paid” contains a sample of Project Pat’s “Ooh Nuthin.” In 2018, Young Dolph gifted twenty thousand dollars to two university students after they were dismissed from their barista occupation for playing this song in their campus coffee shop.

#9 – Water on Water on Water ft. Key Glock

“Water on Water on Water” is one of the best Young Dolph songs from the collaborative LP, Dum and Dummer. The song marks a successful collaboration between rappers Young Dolph and Key Glock. Young Dolph and Key Glock are credited to have penned the lyrics to this magnificent hit.

The song was sampled by Volcanobubbles in the hit “Nonono.” “Water on Water on Water” brings the best of the duo’s succinct lyricism and unrelenting rap delivery. The song is ideal for those who wish to flaunt their huge bankroll and “enormous” personality. “Water on Water on Water.

#8 – 1 Scale ft. G Herbo

Our number eight spot on the ten best Young Dolph songs list goes to the collaborative hit “1 Scale.” The song finds Young Dolph teaming up with Chicago hip hop, trap, and drill star G Herbo. Young Dolph and G Herbo have been credited for penning this mid-tempo hip hop/rap track. “1 Scale” is one of the musical gems from Young Dolph’s highest-charting LP, Rich Slave.

#7 – Believe Me

There is no better way to prove that Young Dolph was a hard-working artist than through the issuing of his hit “Believe Me” while still in the hospital. “Believe Me” came after the rapper was taken into the hospital owing to some gun-related injuries. This was the second time he had been involved in a shooting in 2017. His first encounter with gunfire prompted him to issue the LP, Bulletproof.

This time around, Young Dolph issued the LP Thinking Out Loud, which is home to our number seven hit “Believe Me.” “Believe Me” is a lyrical gem written by Young Dolph and Cassius Jay. The rapper revealed that the song is quite personal, having him issue it at a time he was battling with his inner life, family, friendships, and feeling. However, Young Dolph was quick to notify his audience that the song was not related to the September 2017 shooting, which saw him incur injuries.

#6 – Ill ft. Key Glock

Number six on our top 10 Young Dolph songs is the hit “Ill.” This collaborative hit saw Young Dolph team up once more with rapper key Glock. The two rappers are credited to have penned the song, featuring it on their collaborative LP, Dum and Drummer. “Ill” builds on the LP’s momentum after the release of its lead single, “Baby Joker.” The song is an outstanding release that brings Young Dolph’s true hip hop vibe showcasing his legacy in the Memphis rap scene.

#5 – By Mistake

Role Model is home to yet another great release by Young Dolph, “By Mistake.” The song is solely penned by the Memphis legendary rapper. “By Mistake” is delivered in an energetic instrumental that features some ominous sonic vibes. The song finds Young Dolph rapping about spending money on opulent things. Young Dolph also brags about having too much wealth and owning assets that don’t even make sense to him, such as a lake next to his house with no fishing skills. “By Mistake” was later remixed by Young Dolph featuring Project Pat and Juicy J.

#4- Aspen ft. Key Glock

“Aspen” is yet another song that finds Young Dolph teaming up with his usual collaborator and Paper Route Empire labelmate Key Glock. The song is the most noticeable release from the dynamic duo’s final collaborative LP, Dum and Dummer 2. Young Dolph and Key Glock penned the lyrics to this soulful single.

The song finds the two rappers flexing about an extravagant trip to the Rocky Mountains. “Aspen” was shot in the Rocky Mountains featuring the two artists indulging in several winter weather games. The song managed to rise to number twenty-nine on the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

#3- RNB ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Our third release on the ten best Young Dolph songs is the ravishing hit “RNB.” The song is the best release from Young Dolph’s highest-charting LP, Rich Slave. “RNB” was written by Young Dolph with the help of Megan Thee Stallion and Juicy J. The song finds the two artists’ opulent lives.

Young Dolph delivers verse for verse with the Grammy Award-winning female star Megan Thee Stallion in this hit produced by Juicy J. “RNB” samples the 1975 hit “Love Me Back” by Willie Hutch. Other songs that sampled Willie Hutch’s hit “Love Me Back” include “The Soul” by Joe Budden and “Drug Related” by T.I.

“RNB” peaked at the top of the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart. It also managed to rise to the forty-sixth spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “RNB” is among Young Dolph’s releases to reach Gold certification.

#2- 100 Shots

“100 Shots” is the brightest gem in Young Dolph’s LP, Bulletproof. The song was penned by Young Dolph and DJ Squeeky. “100 Shots” came slightly after the February 2017 incident where the Memphis rapper’s ride was sprayed with over a hundred bullets. This very incident was the sole motivation for the release of the LP Bulletproof.

Young Dolph proves that he won’t go down easily with this track that finds him rapping about his everyday lifestyle. “100 Shots” peaked at number ten on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart. The song also managed to rise to the forty-ninth spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “100 Shots” is the only Gold-certified release from the LP, Bulletproof.

#1- Major ft. Key Glock

Number one on our top 10 Young Dolph songs list is the breath-taking hit “Major.” The song is a musical gem from Young Dolph’s 2018 LP, Role Model. “Major” was written by Young Dolph, Key Glock, and BandPlay, marking Young Dolph and Key Glock’s first collaboration.

The song interpolates the hit “Rover” by BlocBoy JB. “Major” is the only Platinum-certified release by Young Dolph. The song almost broke into the Billboard Hot 100, only missing this chance by one spot. “Major” peaked at number forty-seven on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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