Young Dolph is set to be honored with his own pop-up museum coming to a number of cities across the U.S.
The late rapper’s estate, his record label Paper Route Empire and the Trap Music Museum announced the launch of the Dolphland Pop-Up Museum Tour on Wednesday (December 21).
According to a press release, the museum “will display original curated art and personal items that reflect Young Dolph’s unforgettable lyricism, personality, entrepreneurial spirit, philanthropy and historic moments from his legendary career.”
The tour is scheduled begin in New York City between January 13 and January 15, before coming to Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas, among other cities. Tickets for the NYC tour go on sale December 26 via the museum’s website.
Fans who purchase tickets to the Dolphland Museum Tour will automatically be entered into a contest to win $100,000. The winner will be announced at the end of the tour.
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Ahead of the pop-up tour kicking off next month, Paper Route Empire CEO Daddy-O spoke about the purpose of the installations.
“The goal of the pop-up museum is to showcase the character of a leader and businessman, and to highlight the journey of someone whose early beginnings may mirror that of many young kids and entrepreneurs starting, so that they may draw inspiration to keep pushing on their own endeavors,” he said.
Dolph’s manager and Street Execs co-founder Allen Parks added: “Dolph has a great base of fans, and he loved going out and engaging with them. We wanted to do something that still provided a way for that engagement beyond just the music.
“We brought the idea to the Trap Music Museum, and they were excited to help bring a dope experience to life for all who will attend.”
Young Dolph’s first posthumous album Paper Route Frank was released on Friday (December 16). The project consisted of 13 tracks with features from 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Key Glock, Big Moochie Grape and Snupe Bandz.
The 36-year-old rapper was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee on November 17, 2021 while picking up cookies for his mother at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies. An autopsy revealed he suffered 22 gunshot wounds from bullet entries and exits.
To honor his legacy, November 17 was officially declared Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton Jr. Day of Service by the state legislatures of Georgia and Tennessee.
“His community efforts and traditions will continue and much more,” Dolph’s sister Carlisa Brown said in November. “His spirit of giving will continue to live in us as it did in him until his passing. We hope that those who truly supported him will take Young Dolph Service Day as a day to give back and help those that need the assistance as he did.”