The world lost a legend when Young Dolph passed away in November. Dolph left behind a lasting legacy that includes Paper Route Empire, a thriving independent record label and video production company with a talented and hungry group of artists eager and equipped to fulfill their mentor’s vast vision.
Today, Paper Route Empire announces Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph, a compilation mixtape dedicated to the memory of the label’s co-founder and CEO set to dropJanuary 21st. The album will feature songs from the full PRE roster, like Key Glock, Jay Fizzle, Snupe Bandz, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, and more, that pay tribute to Young Dolph.
Along with the announcement of the tape, PRE shares the title track”Long Live Dolph,” a moving single by Paper Route Empire’s longest-tenured artist Jay Fizzle. Adorned with lush harmonies from a gospel choir, “Long Live Dolph” finds Jay Fizzle baring his soul, the South Memphis native audibly emotional when he relays his remembrances. Fizzle raps over dramatic piano chords and faint percussion, speaking on the lessons he learned from his mentor about beats, rhymes, and life, recalling how Dolph noticed his talent and rescued him from the block, expressing gratitude for Dolph’s generosity and giving spirit, and resolving to carry on in Dolph’s name: “Got your face tatted on my back cause you always had me regardless/You took me out the ‘partments and since then I ain’t been starving.” When the emotion becomes too much to bear, the choir belts out a verse that pays proper respects to the King of Memphis.
Listen below via Spotify!