AceShowbiz - Young Dolph was a low-key savvy businessman. While fans and public may have known the legacy that he leaves behind as a musician, the Memphis rapper was apparently also a smart investor during his life.
It was Tim Jackson who revealed the lesser-known side of Dolph. Paying tribute to the late hip-hop artist, the filmmaker talked about the legacy that "RNB" hitmaker leaves behind as a man and a father.
On Wednesday, November 17, Tim took to Instagram to mourn the death of Dolph while praising him for his smart investments. He said that the Chicago-born star personally told him that he owned over 100 properties in Memphis and purchased foreclosure for his children on their birthdays.
"Damn! @youngdolph rarely rapped about his real estate portfolio but he owned over 100 properties in Memphis and he also purchased a foreclosure for his children every year for their birthdays," he wrote along with his photo with Dolph. "He told me this himself when we met. I admired this about him and even challenged him to rap more about this side of his hustle."
Tim went on encouraging others to offer alternatives to street life. "The streets don't love NOBODY! That's why it's important to provide alternatives to the streets every chance we get. Always remember that," the podcaster shared. He concluded the caption, "Rest Easy."
Dolph was also known for his philanthropy in Memphis. On the day he was shot and killed, the 36-year-old was scheduled to hold his annual Thanksgiving giveaway, where he would hand out turkeys to individuals in his old neighborhood, later in the afternoon.
While the event scheduled for that day was cut short, his team makes sure that his good intention was delivered to those in need. In the wake of his passing, reps from Dolph's Paper Route record label rallied to get the charity event back on track for Friday, according to TMZ.