Dolph is living proof that the richest rappers are not always the ones that we see on TV every day. The South Memphis rapper has built a massive cult following. He also steadfastly refuses to sign a record deal with a traditional recording outlet.
Instead, he has built a net worth of $3 million the old fashioned way. He invested his street money into his recording career, purchasing beats from big name producers like Zaytoven and Mike Will. Then releasing mixtape after mixtape outside of the major label industry.
He finally released his first studio album through his own Paper Route Empire imprint in 2016. After setting the Memphis street ablaze with his prolific mixtape release schedule. Well received by rap critics and fans alike, the project peaked at #5 on the Rap Album charts. It even made an appearance in the Billboard Top 50.
Dolph has achieved a level of success that many rappers can only dream of. Best thing, he has done so without compromising his unique vision or signing with any of the labels who have offered him million dollar deals. Dolph’s incredible run has even led to an appearance on the Billboard pop singles chart. His memorable guest verse on the OT Genasis smash “Cut It” fueled the song’s rise, allowing to reach #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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He started with the release of his initial mixtape Welcome To Dolphworld back in 2010. Ever since Dolph has maintained a release schedule that would cause most artists to experience artistic fatigue. The first two installments of High Class Street Music were released in 2011. Widening his level of exposure and 2012 saw his star rise higher with the release of A Time 2 Kill and Blue Magic.
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In 2013, Dolph’s efforts were finally noticed by none other than trap rap kingpin Gucci Mane and the two would go on to record the East Atlanta Memphis mixtape under Gucci’s 1017 Brick Squad Records imprint. Now, Dolph is receiving $20,000 to $30,000 for shows in cities throughout the country. Allowing him to accrue an impressive net worth for someone who would not be considered a household name in most instances.
Dolph has certainly gotten the attention of his famous peers. His recent release Rich Crack Baby featured guest verses from Boosie Badazz, 2 Chainz, Wale, Gucci Mane, T.I. and 21 Savage. One thing is for certain, he will not be missing any meals anytime soon.
He is living proof that there is more than one way to make a name for yourself in the rap world. By continuing to do things his own way and let the rap universe come to him, his future remains blindingly bright.