Young Dolph Gets Street Named After Him Before Funeral

CELEBRITY NEWS - Karen Smith Post


The hip hop artist who was brutally murdered gets remembered with the unveiling of “Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. Avenue,” as his children’s mother Mia reminisced on the rapper.

Young Dolph was gunned down in the city of Memphis in front of a local bakery, but his hometown made sure to keep his legacy alive by honoring him with his own street sign. Police continue to search for the perpetrators involved and tomorrow, thousands will join together at the FedExForum in Memphis for Dolph’s Celebration of Life Event.

Dolph’s loved ones, including his longtime partner Mia Jaye, gathered for the revealing of “Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. Avenue” and during the tribute, Mia spoke about his legacy.

“I’m here with my children,” Mia said in a clip of the event shared by TMZ. She added that she had a few points written down on a notecard but instead referenced a relative, an aunt, who also spoke at the event. “She illustrated Adolph’s character better. I can’t even do it any better, ’cause everything that she said was spot on. He was a man after God’s own heart. I often would call him and tell him he had a heart of David. He was just such a giver, had such a genuine, golden heart.”

“I can remember when we first got together and he was so busy,” Mia recalled. “But I would always say, ‘I’mma stick around though because he has such a great heart… I could tell he was trying to be helpful and do something for the betterment of his family. I had that intuition and it followed, and it was true.”

Watch Mia Jaye speak about Young Dolph in the video below by TMZ as she touches on his fatherhood and being a role model for his kids.