Young Dolph Takes Nothing for Granted on “While U Here”

Though his first post-recovery verse surfaced last week on Zaytoven’s new single, Young Dolph can now officially say he’s back—to his credit, one bellowing, “UH HUH!” would probably suffice. Today he dropped the lyric video for “While U Here,” our first preview of his upcoming LP, Thinking Out Loud—the follow-up to Bulletproof—which is due out on Friday. Interesting how catching a few slugs can change your whole perspective.

“Tell your momma you love her while she here/ Tell your pops that you love him while he here/ Tell your homeboys that you love ’em while they here/ One day you here the next you gone, for real,” raps Dolph on the chorus, perhaps an eerie reference to his own run-ins with death, the latest of which came earlier this month in Los Angeles. And while it’s too soon to tell if the rest of Thinking Out Loud will follow this reflective path, the fact that this is the last song on the tracklist suggests that this is the message that the Memphis star would like to leave fans with this go-round.

Thinking Out Loud will be Dolph’s third full-length project of 2017, following February’s Gelato mixtape and April’s Bulletproof album. The latter also followed an attempt on Young Dolph’s life, the infamous incident in Charlotte where over 100 bullets were fired at a vehicle carrying the rapper.

On “While U Here,” Dolph indirectly reminds fans that he’s got more to live for than the glitz and glamour of being a rap star. His future will have to be markedly less volatile than his recent past. Check the new sounds up top, then watch our Open Space interview with Dolph.

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