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The city of Memphis is honoring fallen rapper Young Dolph by naming a street after him in his hometown.

According to TMZ, the City of Memphis just announced plans to change a street name to honor the rapper who was shot and killed in a Memphis cookie store on Nov. 17.

The unveiling of the new street sign is set for Dec. 15 at an intersection near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park.

The new name was proposed by city councilman JB Smiley who waited until getting the green light from the family.

The family said the new street name is a reminder to residents in the Castalia Heights community of someone who worked hard and persevered.

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"He sent the message that someone who went to the same schools as them, and walked the same streets that they do, was able to not only create a successful legacy for himself, but also prioritized family and community."

Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton Jr., was laid to rest during a private funeral in Memphis on Tuesday, Nov. 30. He was buried in a 24K gold casket. The services were handled by N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

R&B singer Monica was among the celebs attending the homegoing services.

The Makeda Homemade Butter Cookies shop on Airway Boulevard where Dolph was slain by unknown gunmen is still boarded up and has become a shrine to Dolph.

The downtown Makeda's Cookies location has reopened.
 

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Surveillance footage caught the moment 2 masked gunmen took aim at beloved Memphis rapper Young Dolph as he stood inside a cookie shop on Wednesday.

Witnesses say the gunmen drove up in a vehicle, jumped out and opened fire on Dolph while he was inside Makeda's Butter Cookies in South Memphis.

Dolph was shot twice and pronounced dead at the scene. The gunmen are still at large.

The images, which appear to be taken from surveillance footage, circulated on Twitter.com on Wednesday. The photos show two gunmen outside Makeda's Butter Cookies store -- one holding an assault rifle and the other wielding a pistol.

The images were validated by three independent law enforcement sources who spoke to local news outlet FOX 13 on Thursday.

Dolph was in his hometown on Wednesday to hand out turkeys -- an annual Thanksgiving tradition.

The rapper was a frequent visitor to the cookie store whenever he was in town. The owner of Makeda's Butter Cookies, Maurice Hill, said Dolph arrived at the store around 1 p.m. to buy his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

The shop posted video of a recent visit by Dolph on its Instagram page.