Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Prolific Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Blessing the Mic at the Aztec 

click to enlarge JENNY VI
  • Jenny Vi
Hip-hop fans may want to take note that Memphis rapper Young Dolph is blazing through town this weekend. If you’re not familiar with his work, you might be tempted, based on his membership in the dubious — and seemingly endless — club of rappers calling themselves “Young This” or “Lil That,” to write him off as another mumble rapper: all posture and no purpose.

But that would be a serious mistake.

In actuality, Young Dolph is a nimble and hardened street storyteller with an eye for dark, and even emotional, details that could only have been honed by living the life he raps about. He’s also prolific as hell. Since dropping his first mixtape in 2008, he’s released five full-lengths, including last year’s rad Role Model, and nearly 20 mixtapes.

Dig Young Dolph’s music at Definitely recommended for aficionados of Southern rap, Gucci Mane, the Memphis streets and reality rap in general.

$25, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 812-4355,

Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation