RAPPER Young Dolph was reportedly shot while on a snack run in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.

The musician, whose real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was fatally shot at Makeda's Cookies early reports indicate.

The rapper Young Dolph was born on July 27, 1985, being 36-years-old at the time of his death

Although Dolph was not married, he leaves behind his two children in his passing.

Dolph reportedly had two children with Mia Jayes, a daughter and a son.

His baby mama Mia Jayes posted in August 2021 about how ...Why do Black men deserve to grow old?...

read, ...Because it is their Birthright! When God created each individual, he assigned them a task to fulfill and when these men are taken from this world prematurely, that Task… Purpose… Assignment may be left undone.⁣...

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The eerie foreshadowing post went on to say, ...The task might be to raise children. To pour all of their wisdom, power and strength into them so that, they can fulfill their purpose when they become a Man, and that child deserves to grow old too!...

Jayes post on Instagram claimed that she is an advocate for, ...all the Black Men who are 20 times more likely than their other male counterparts, to die prematurely due to violent crime that happens within OUR community…...

According to Statista, the number of Black males that died in 2020 was 8,469 compared to that of 5,123 white males.

The rapper, Young Doplh's real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. and he had two children

What has Young Dolph posted on social media about his children?

Young Dolph's Instagram (@youngdolph) appears mainly dedicated to posting about his music career and so his children are not pictured on the social media account.

Read our Young Dolph live blog for the very latest news and updates...

Dolph's baby mama, Mia Jaye, however is often the one posting the kids and sharing family portraits on the account.

On one of the families most recent group photos, Jaye wrote a birthday message.

Instagram @iammiajayeYoung Dolph with his baby mama Mia Jaye and their two children pictured on Jaye's Instagram '/ '

Part of the said, ...A day filled being pampered, relaxing with my boo and spending time with our little minis speaks my Love Language (Quality Time & Acts of Service)....

Dolph and Jaye's children are named Tre and Ari according to Jaye's Instagram bio.

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