Makeda’s Cookies Honors the Life of Young Dolph

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Following the death of rapper Young Dolph, Makeda’s Cookies will be honoring his legacy.  

A Black-owned homemade butter cookie spot in Memphis, Tennessee, Makeda’s Cookies, will be honoring the legacy of rapper Young Dolph following his passing. The company has raised over $85,000 for their reopening plan and will be dedicating its signature chocolate chip cookie after Dolph. 

As a result of the violence, Makeda’s had no choice but to close their doors. According to their Instagram, the store will remain closed until January of next year.  

RELATED: Memphis Police Release Photos of Suspects in Murder of Rapper Young Dolph 

Raven Winton, the operations manager at Makeda’s, says she will miss the Paper Route Empire CEO’s presence. 

“That was one thing that Dolph did,” Winton told local station WREG News Channel 3. “He used to get off that expressway and be like, ‘I could smell y’all getting off the expressway, I had to come in!’ Man, to know that we’re not gonna see that face anymore is – I’m sorry, I’m trying to hold back tears right now.” 

The rapper was fatally shot outside the bakery as he was there to pick up cookies for his mother. Bystanders allegedly saw a white Mercedes-Benz arriving at the shop before hearing gunshots, according to HipHopDX. 

“He supported us in life & death… you can’t get any realer than that…,” Makeda’s wrote on Instagram next to a photo of Young Dolph. “We can’t thank him enough for the love and support he’s shown over the years. @youngdolph will forever be in our hearts… in our thoughts…in our story.” 

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