• Rapper remembers Memphis roots, provides 300 turkeys to south Memphis

    By: Jeremy Pierre

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    More than two hundred needy Memphis families will have Turkey on their table Thanksgiving Day thanks to Memphis’ own Young Dolph.

    The rapper gave turkeys away to families in South Memphis.

    Rapper Young Dolph returned to the South Memphis neighborhood he grew up in to give turkeys to families that were in much need.

    Tanisha Bland told FOX13 she is forever grateful for the young star to comeback to give back.

    "A lot of people are unfortunate and will not be able to get any type of food,” Bland said.

    Dolph and his Paper Route Entertainment group told FOX13 all together they were prepared with more than 300 turkeys.

    "When I get off the road and come to Memphis, I just like coming to the hood and putting smiles on people faces," Dolph said.

    Dolph tells FOX13 2016 has been a hard year for families in his hometown, losing loved ones too fast to violence.

    Dolph said this giving back is to show that he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and hopes this small token in the form of a turkey will bring Memphians together to end the violence.

    "Really it's small to me, I just feel like this is what I am supposed to do," Dolph said.

     

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