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  /  12.03.2021

The legacy of Young Dolph will continue through a street in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. According to local news outlets, Councilman J.B. Smiley announced the city’s plans to celebrate Dolph’s life with a street dedication ceremony in Castalia Heights, his old neighborhood.

The “Preach” emcee was a proud native of Memphis, who gave back to the city on numerous occasions. He was reportedly headed to his annual turkey giveaway on Nov. 17 when he stopped by Makeda’s Cookies to purchase some goods. He failed to make it out alive. Per local business owner,  Dolph was shot and killed by men who drove up to the storefront and rang fire. The search for his suspects, whose images were released, is still ongoing. Tributes honoring the emcee have also continued in the days after his fatal passing.

As previously reported by REVOLT, the rapper’s loved ones came together on Tuesday (Nov. 30) to say their final goodbyes during a private funeral service at Calvary Cemetery. Now, with the approval of his family, Young Dolph will have a Memphis street named after him.

“Castalia Heights community, in particular, bestowing this honor is not only a way to celebrate his contributions, but it also continues to serve as a remembrance for the people of this community, of someone who made themselves a relatable example of hard work and perseverance…,” his family wrote in a statement. “Countries and communities all over the world have been honoring his life with murals and dedications, and these public acts of love are received warmly by our family. But how much more meaningful would it be to have his very own hometown do the same.”

The street dedication ceremony is slated to take place on Dec. 15 at 1:00 pm at Dunn Avenue and Airways Boulevard near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park. A public memorial will follow on Dec. 16.

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