Young Dolph at Gas Monkey Live
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In April 2017, Memphis-raised rapper Young Dolph released, Bulletproof, one of the best hip-hop albums of the year that was inspired by a shooting he was involved in where 100 bullets were fired. Young Dolph left unharmed. But only a few months later, the frequent Gucci Mane collaborator miraculously avoided death when an assassin’s bullets did connect, in an all-too-ironic and violent twist. His two records since escaping death, 2017’s Thinking Out Loud and 2018’s Role Model, offer the sort of thoughtfully provocative and confessionally personal numbers that only man who knows it can all be gone tomorrow can provide.