Chicago-born, Memphis-based Young Dolph has built a name for himself as one of the most prolific rappers out, having released over 10 projects since 2015 alone. 2018, however, has been relatively quiet for him until now. Today, Dolph has returned with the follow-up to his multi-million dollar partnership deal with Empire, Role Model.
His first release since his Niggas Get Shot Everyday EP, which dropped in February, Role Model features appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Offset, Kash Doll, Moma Gabbana, and Key Glock. In other words, the LP features some of his biggest collaborators yet, making excellent use of his increasing popularity.
In September 2017, Dolph was shot multiple times outside of a store in Los Angeles, but he was back with his third studio album Thinking Out Loud in less than a month.
The famously independent rapper announced last month that he turned down a $22 million record contract, telling his fans via Instagram, "Really, to tell you the truth, I do know what to do. But I'm going to let y'all know what's going on. For the last six months, I've been having a motherfuckin' 22 million dollar contract, debating on, 'Should I do the deal or not?' Know what I'm saying? I'm like, 'Should I take the 22 million? Or fuck the 22 million?' Fuck the 22 million!"
Dolph also dropped off the video for his track "Break The Bank" featuring Offset. Watch it up top.