2017 saw Young Dolph release a number of projects—two of which charted on the top 40 of the Billboard 200—but the year wasn't all smiles for the Memphis rapper.
Following the release of Tracking Numbers—his joint project with Berner—Dolph was shot multiple times in Los Angeles. After being admitted to the hospital in critical condition and treated, Dolph was able to bounce back and is now opening up about the shooting.
"I knew I was shot one time, but I didn’t know I was shot three times: two in the leg, and one in the arm," Dolph told The Guardian. “I saw so much blood coming out, and I sat up against the wall. I really was paranoid because I didn’t know if I was dehydrated or whatnot, from drinking lean.”
While Dolph's wounds were originally being treated as non-life threatening, the rapper ended up spending two weeks in the hospital—he even shot a video for "Believe Me" there. “I thought I was going to be there about two days,” Dolph said. “I was just like, forget about this motherfucker and head back to doing my shit.”
But even during a long hospital stay, the rapper was never in fear. “I’ve been targeted since I was 17, 18, 19,” he said. “I just knew that I was good.”
Dolph added, "You got some people who really worry about that kind of shit. I don’t.”
Up next for Dolph, the rapper says he still has music to record and even wants to film a Straight Outta Compton-style movie based on his life.