Young Dolph passed away one year ago this week, and to celebrate his legacy the Dolph estate has unleashed a posthumous new single titled “Get Away.”
Released on Thursday (November 17) — a year to the day Dolph was gunned down in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee — “Get Away” serves as the lead single to the late rapper’s posthumous album, Paper Route Frank.
“It feel like a n-gga cursed/ Been a while since I went to church/ Hide my pain and tears in a verse/ Don’t nobody understand me/ Fuck some fame fuck a Grammy/ Wish I could go be with my granny/ Sacrificed it all for the family,” Dolph raps on his latest release.
With guest appearances from Key Glock, Peewee Longway and Gucci Mane, Paper Route Frank arrives on streaming services on December 9.
Dolph’s home state of Tennessee and Georgia has recognized November 17 as Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton Jr. Day of Service, and to uphold the generous spirit in which he lived, the rapper’s IdaMae Foundation is giving back to local communities in cities nationwide while inspiring others to follow suit.
Regardless of where they live, fans are encouraged to commit an act of service on Thursday in honor of the Paper Route Empire CEO, using the hasthtag #DolphDay on social media.
“[Dolph’s] community efforts and traditions will continue and much more,” the late rapper’s sister, Carlisa Brown, said. “His spirit of giving will continue to live in us as it did in him until his passing. We hope that those who truly supported him will take Young Dolph Service Day as a day to give back and help those that need the assistance as he did.”
In Young Dolph’s hometown of Memphis, the IdaMae Foundation — named after his grandmother — will be providing free haircuts, free lunches and winter clothing at the Hospitality Hub, while in Atlanta, they’ll be giving out free haircuts and meals at the Evolution Center.
The foundation is also utilizing The Confess Project of America’s national network of barbershops to provide free haircuts and critical mental health resources in Arkansas, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Ohio and California.
Paper Route Empire’s Key Glock also paid tribute to Dolph’s legacy with the release of the five-track PRE5L EP — listen to it here.