Young Dolph Parents, Mother, Father, Grandmother
Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was born in Chicago on July 27, 1985 to his mother and father. When he was two years old, his parents relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. He was cousins with rapper Juice Wrld and had two sisters and two brothers.
Dolph’s parents were addicted to crack cocaine and he only saw them every few weeks as a child, thus he was mostly reared by his grandmother.
Dolph claimed that many of his peers in his South Memphis neighborhood were raised by their grandparents as a result of their parents’ problems.
When he first saw his grandma, he described her as “I didn’t get that crap at the time,” he says, explaining, “I didn’t get that shit at the time.” When you hit about 15, you start recognizing all of the shit grandmother was telling you “, claiming that as he grew older, he began to apply her lessons in order to become more self-sufficient.
His grandmother would typically refuse Dolph’s requests for visitors, but would occasionally allow homeless acquaintances to stay with the family. Dolph went to Hamilton High School while he was a teenager.