Young Dolph’s turkey giveaway continues after Memphis rapper killed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Prior to Young Dolph’s death, he scheduled a turkey giveaway for people in his South Memphis community ahead of Thanksgiving. Following his murder, the status of the event was up in the air. To the relief of the community, it went on.

FOX13 spoke to one of Young Dolph’s artists. He said handing out these turkeys is what Young Dolph would have wanted. And, he plans to keep his legacy of giving alive.

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Dozens of cars lined up at St. James Missionary Baptist Church Friday afternoon for Young Dolph’s annual Turkey Giveaway.

“I heard about this a week ago. And, it was scheduled for today at three. And, with the death of the young man, they were saying they didn’t know if it was going to be today or not,” said Sandra Alexander who went to the event.

But, rather than canceling the event, members of Young Dolph’s label, Paper Route Empire, handed out the turkeys.

“It’s very important because we still have folks out here unfortunate and probably don’t have money to buy turkeys,” said Snupe Bandz, Paper Route Empire.

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Snupe Bandz, an artist signed to Young Dolph’s label; said they’re committed to keeping his legacy of giving alive.

“We’re just representing Young Dolph. And, just keeping the legacy going. And, getting people to know we’re going to do this every year,” said Snupe Bandz.

“It’s a big help. Especially when you don’t get that much,” said Ana Williams who went to event.