Young Dolph fans will reportedly get the opportunity to pay tribute to the late rapper during a public memorial scheduled for later this month.
WATN reports that the ceremony will take place on December 16 at the FedExForum in Memphis. Pastor Earle Fisher, who spoke at Dolph’s private service on Tuesday (November 30) told HipHopDX that people often don’t get their flowers even after they die.
“With all of the pomp and circumstance that elected officials and civic leaders have put around this heinous murder, we could do something to bring the people who have been involved in this to accountability and justice a whole lot sooner,” he said. “The reality is there is a body being buried just about every day in Shelby County, and often we have people who are in powerful positions that have created policies that make these bodies pile up.”
In addition to the public ceremony, it’s been announced that Memphis will also honor the late rapper by renaming a street for him. WHBQ-TV reports that a public unveiling revealing the street name is scheduled for December 15 at 1 p.m. at Dunn Avenue and Airways Boulevard near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park.
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A vote will subsequently be held by the city after the name of the street is revealed, reports WREG. The resolution is being sponsored by Councilman J.B. Smiley Jr.
On Friday, Young Dolph’s family shared a statement, reading, “Castalia Heights community, in particular, bestowing this honor is not only a way to celebrate his contributions, but it also continues to serve as a remembrance for the people of this community, of someone who made themselves a relatable example of hard work and perseverance.”
The statement continues: “Countries and communities all over the world have been honoring his life with murals and dedications, and these public acts of love are received warmly by our family. But how much more meaningful would it be to have his very own hometown do the same.”