Young Dolph has released two albums in the last year, Rich Slave (due out in 2020) and Dum And Dummer 2 (due out this year) alongside fellow Memphis rapper Key Glock. Both were well-received efforts, although they occurred before Dolph’s attempts to retire from the rap game. The first occurrence occurred last summer, less than a month before the release of Rich Slave, when the rapper stated that he was quitting rap to spend more time with his family. While he came back months later for Dum And Dummer 2, Dolph announced his retirement just days after the film’s release. In a recent interview, Dolph explained why the announcement was similarly short-lived.
“I can’t do it, real talk. I can’t do,” he admitted during a sit down on DJ Scream’s and Big Bank’s “Big Facts” podcast when he was asked about retiring. “It’s like I’m the spokesperson for all of the street n****s and all of the n****s that’s on some independent sh*t … And really come in the game on some sh*t… The n**** that really want to do this sh*t, like, I don’t really wanna tie myself to no major label—do this sh*t on my own. I’ma hustle this sh*t. I’ma grab that.”
He added, “It’s just like with everything else. You got some n**** who don’t really want to take the route that everybody else take… The n**** that be like I’ma do this sh*t like my way. I can’t let those folks down. It’s like I’m they motivator. They be needing that sh*t.”