Paper Route Empire has released Young Dolph‘s first posthumous record, “Hall of Fame,” in celebration of his 37th birthday in paradise. This song is a classic Dolph record; it exemplifies everything wonderful about his previous work that his fans have come to appreciate. Former collaborator Bandplay crafts the hard-hitting rhythm over which the Memphis rapper recalls his upbringing and demonstrates with wry humor his unquestionable successes and hard-earned wealth.
“Have you ever felt a V12 when the gears change?/ Have you seen my new charm? It’s taller than Johnny Dang,” he raps. A self-portrait or autobiography, Dolph’s song focuses on many of the elements that shaped him, including his family, his work ethic, and his willingness to sacrifice.
It’s been a busy year for Paper Route Empire, and Dolph’s first posthumous song continues that trend with a bang. On Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, the label’s first release, almost every artist on the label contributes a moving homage to Dolph, from rising stars like Key Glock to relative rookies like Paper Route Woo. Key Glock’s surefire song “Proud” and the Young Dolph-assisted “Love For Me” are two of the most popular songs on the album, which got over 4 million views in its first three days of release and was praised by fans and critics alike.
Listen to “Hall of Fame” below.