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Mural Of Young Dolph Vandalized With Paint

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Young Dolph is still alive in the hearts of many, even though he was gunned down in his hometown on November 17, 2021.

Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr better known as , was gunned down inside the Makeda's Cookies shop in 2021 in broad daylight. The rapper, who suffered 22 gunshot wounds, is remembered in South Memphis with a new mural.

Cameron Hill is the artist who painted Dolph's mural at a shopping center off Norris Road in South Memphis. The new mural was supposed to honor Dolph and remind people about his legacy as an artist who made a name for himself through hard work and dedication to his craft and his community.

The mural honoring Dolph was painted a few days before the rapper's birthday, which is on July 27, however, it was vandalized by some “unknown” individuals who used paint to cover and damage the artwork.

Hill informed FOX13 that he spent Monday and Tuesday working on the artwork at King Of Discounts Mini Mart in South Memphis.

“I started receiving hateful messages, hateful phone calls so I paused for a day,” Hill informed FOX 13.

After the mural was completely covered in paint, Cameron Hill's artwork was gone.

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The street artist told FOX 13 that he painted the mural as a tribute to Young Dolph, who meant everything to him.

Hill told Fox 13 that he was heartbroken when he found out about the vandalism. “I'm 26 years old, so I grew up looking and watching Young Dolph,” Hill said. “I just wanted to pay homage to someone who really inspired me.”

Although the muralist is confident that he is familiar with the authors of the vandalism, he has no immediate plans to file any charges.

Security footage of the two individuals surfaced on .

411 Uncut shared the video with the following caption: “Gang, a new Mural in South Memphis was made to honor Young Dolph right before his birthday. Two individuals have vandalized it with paint.”

Written by: Silvia Tine

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