A few weeks back I went to the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street and saw Memphis bred rapper Young Dolph. I grew up in the Westwood neighborhood, so I have a bias towards rappers from the South Memphis area. Dolph has a rap style that's very unique yet still Memphis flavored at the same time. His music reflects on his life on the streets of South Memphis, which can be a very tough place to grow up. There's lots of poverty, hopelessness, drugs, but some with determination make it out of this situation. That way could be the right way or the wrong way, but when you see no other options, all ways seem better than the current situation. 

I'm always proud of Memphians making it to the national stage. We don't have many that have done this, so it's a brings a certain pride for the city and the talent it produces. 

Ok back to the show!

Dolph pulled up to the New Daisy with a long procession of expensive cars. There was a Porsche, Ferrari, Maybach, Rolls Royce, and a Mercedes. That in itself was very impressive. He's obviously done pretty well for himself. I think that's saying it lightly. 

The show was a sellout. Dolph certainly brought the city out. I really enjoyed the energy he had in spite of announcing that he was coming down with the flu. He still gave his fans the experience they've come to expect from at the insanely popular rapper. 

As you can see from the pics and video, the show was lit! 

I would like to thank Young Dolph for the great experience, the fans for not getting too wild, and New Daisy Theater for being gracious hosts. Next time Young Dolph touches down in the city, I will definitely be there. 


Life is for Living,

Michael B.