Young Dolph’s life and legacy will soon be honored by his record label Paper Route Empire with a full-length tribute album. According to Rolling Stone, Paper Route EMPIRE Presents: Long Live Dolph is due Jan. 21.
Along with the announcement on Monday (Jan. 10), the label also shared the album’s first single, “Long Live Dolph” by Jay Fizzle. Over a somber piano loop, Fizzle raps about his late friend, “I fuck up plenty times, but you ain’t never threaten to cut me off/ Always had my back and everybody know I wanted to be like Dolph/ The way I talk, the way I walk, the way I act, the way I dress/ The way I do my thang up in the booth, I learned it from the best.”
Besides Fizzle, Paper Route EMPIRE Presents: Long Live Dolph will also feature Dolph’s protégé and cousin Key Glock, as well as the record label’s Snupe Bandz, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney and more.
“My best friend, brother and loyal business partner, Dolph was loved and admired by people all over the world,” Paper Route Empire CEO Daddyo told Rolling Stone. “He led by example and influenced so many people both near and far. The world will never be the same without Dolph, but I know he’d want me to continue his legacy by working hard to push all our artists to the next level and make PRE an international brand. I hope his fans love it as much as I do.”
As reported by REVOLT, Dolph was tragically shot and killed in November outside of the Memphis bakery Makeda’s Cookies. Last week, police identified a suspect in the shooting, 23-year-old rapper Justin Johnson, and put out a first-degree murder warrant for his arrest.