Today (Aug. 30), Young Dolph announces his upcoming album, Role Model, to be released on September 21st via the label he co-founded, Paper Route EMPIRE. A sly commentary on his industry stature as a pre-eminent independent rapper, “Role Model” provides a new context for Dolph’s braggadocio and proves that he does not need a big label to stand as a titan in the rap game.
Taking shots at labels and oppressive industry bigwigs, Dolph triumphantly asserts his supremacy on the first single, “Major,” which features PRE artist Key Glock. “4s on the Mercedes, that’s major/Whole gang going crazy, that’s major/Millions on the table, that’s major/I turned dirt into diamonds, that’s major.”
Elaborating on his album title, Dolph says, “A role model is someone you can look to for guidance in certain areas. I’m a role model for this independent shit and I want all these young black kids to be inspired to get a hustle where they can own their own shit and create something with their own minds and creativity and become even better at it than their role model. He further explains the mood of the album, “It’s a super creative album, the most creative trap album ever put out. I’ve even got a song on there where I’m rapping and my mom is playing the piano. The album is hard as a motherf*cker.”
Pre-order Role Model here.