Young Dolph Released from Hospital Following Shooting, Announces New Album

After being shot multiple times and entering the hospital in critical condition, rapper Young Dolph has officially been granted his release papers from the hospital.

The 32-year-old rapper took to his Instagram account on Thursday (Oct. 12) to share a video of himself that showed him in a wheelchair, being pushed out of the hospital and getting into a car. Last month, Dolph was involved in a nearly fatal incident when he was shot multiple times in the streets of Hollywood, outside of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The shooting is reportedly the result of an altercation that he had, stemming from issues and his rap beef with Yo Gotti.

“Rake It Up” rapper Yo Gotti was even a suspect in the shooting case for some time before a man named Corey McClendon was arrested in connection to the shooting and eventually charged with attempted murder.

Despite entering the hospital on September 26 in critical condition, the video showed Dolph looking like he was back and better, albeit with an arm sling and a walk with a limp. In the clip posted to IG, the rapper gave props to hip hop legends and saying that the game doesn’t stop. “Shout out to Pac, shout out to Eazy-E, shout out to Biggie,” he said in the clip.

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In the caption of the video, Dolph also brought light to the fact that he has an album coming out soon, with a release date that’s a week away on October 20. The album is entitled Thinking Out Loud.

“New album dropping this week Thinking Out Loud,” he stated in the clip. “I know y’all didn’t think it was over with.”

Young Dolph’s second album Bulletproof was largely inspired by a shooting incident he experienced while in Charlotte, North Carolina. That time, his SUV was shot as much as 100 times, but the rapper walked away unscathed, hence the project Bulletproof.

It’ll be interesting to see what his latest shooting incident has inspired on his forthcoming Thinking Out Loud project. Be sure to get your copy on October 20.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Young Dolph

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