Two months after the tragic death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph, the artists that he took under his wing on his Paper Route Empire label have come together to release a compilation tape in his honor, Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph.
Long Live Dolph features artists on the PRE roster like Key Glock, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, Jay Fizzle, Joddy Badass, Snupe Bandz, Paper Route Woo, and Chitana. Ahead of the project’s release, PRE CEO Daddyo shared a message on behalf of the label highlighting how important Dolph was to everyone and why releasing Long Live Dolph was important.
“In this life, the measure of a man isn’t what you managed to acquire, it’s how you treated other people” Daddyo said. “Did your life have meaning. Did you give more than you received. We are so grateful that his legacy has been solidified not by what he had, but what he accomplished. Since his passing, the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming. And for this we are eternally grateful.”
The executive continued by highlighting how every artist on the label was hand-picked and chosen because Dolph knew they were special.
“Every artist on the label–Key Glock, Jay Fizzle, Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, Joddy Badass, ChiTana, Big Unc, Snupe Bandz, and Paper Route Woo–were all hand-picked, because beyond talent, he saw in them the same hunger and determination he saw in himself,” he said. “He spent time cultivating them as artists, and mentored them until they discovered their own greatness. Each one is more than ready to fulfill their destiny. And they have the support of this entire Empire behind them.”
Listen to Paper Route Empire’s new compilation project, Long Live Dolph, down below.
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