Just weeks after announcing his retirement, Young Dolph is back and teasing a new album. Although the “Tatted” rapper had initially retired to spend more time with his family, he says it was his children who prompted his return to the rap game.
“My son jus told me I can’t be his dad if I stop putting out music,” Dolph wrote on his Instagram Story Thursday (March 19), as reported by Complex. The rapper also teased a forthcoming album and said it would arrive at “12 midnight.” So far, the project hasn’t appeared on streaming services.
Dolph first announced his retirement on March 4 via his Instagram Story, writing, “Highly considering quitting music because i really wanna be with my kids 24/7.”
Later that same day, he confirmed his decision during a chat with Complex.
“I’m done doing music so I can go kick it with my son,” he told the outlet.
The new album — which is currently untitled — will follow Dolph’s 2019 Key Glock collaboration project Dum and Dummer. It will also mark his first solo LP since 2018’s Role Model.
Dolph and Glock were supposed to continue their “No Rules US Tour” this month. However, the trek has since been postponed due to concerns over the Coronavirus.
”While me, Glock, Moochie, Kenny Muney, Grovehero and the entire Paper Route Empire team have had the greatest time on the ‘No Rules Tour,’ rocking sold out shows and vibing with our fans/family, unfortunately, due to the tragic Coronavirus that’s impacting the world, we have to be responsible and postpone the remaining 6 March tour dates on the ‘No Rules Tour to August,’” Dolph previously told AllHipHop. “There’s nothing more important than being safe, healthy and protecting our fans. All tickets will be honored for the new date. Until then, we have a ton of exclusive tour content that’s going up. Be careful and I’ll get with y’all in a minute.”
Revisit Dolph and Glock’s Dum and Dummer below.