Young Dolph’s band of musicians isn’t happy about the release of a track by a man who is alleged to have killed and shot The Paper Route Empire (PRE) boss in 2021.
This week, the suspected shooter, Justin “Straight Drop” Johnson released a brand new track titled “No Comments” while in prison for his involvement of the incident.
The song shows Johnson remaining in his innocence, saying the title of “a musician,” but “the state declares that I’m a hired murderer.” He also is aiming his ire at the opposition with the lyrics: ” No statement need to be patient you might make it the door before you turn.”
The release of the song came after Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy announced Hernandez Govan as the third suspect to be detained in the investigation.
Two Young Dolph’s Paper Route Empire artists, Paper Route Woo and Snupe Bandz made statements about the new track.
“It seems like someone is making up a few statements. There must be some kind of statement. There’s always someone being drawn in, so someone is giving certain statements,” said Paper Route Woo.
Snupe Bandz said: “They just rapping about it, someone talking on the street.”
This timing track is causing fans to believe Johnson is using this moment to increase his fame as a rapper. But, despite saying “no declarations,” as the title suggests, many believe he’s actually giving one, particularly now that Govan is currently in prison and is believed to be the one responsible for Dolph’s murder.
Things haven’t gone as planned for Johnson as he waits for his fate in the Young Dolph murder trial. He was reported to have been attacked while on the phone. He was also involved in an unidentified altercation with an inmate who was not his.
The young Dolph was killed and shot while looking to buy cookies for her mother in Madea’s Cookies located in Memphis, Tennessee in November 2021. According to the report of the coroner, the suspects in the murder shot Dolph who was struck around 22 times.
U.S. Marshals took custody of Johnson in January 2022. U.S. Marshals detained Johnson in Indiana In January 2022, Johnson was arrested in Indiana, but he eventually taken to Memphis in the United States, where he admitted not guilty to a number of crimes, including first degree murder. Two others are currently in custody and are accused of their role in the murder of Young Dolph.
Cornelius Smith has been charged with first-degree murder , as well as the possession of weapons and theft charges. Shaundale Barnett, accused of aiding Justin Johnson evade police during an extensive search that lasted for a week before being caught and charged with being an accessory after the fact.
On Thursday (November 17) was the one-year anniversary of the death of Dolph. In honor of his legacy, the Dolph estate released an unreleased posthumous single called “Get Abroad.”
Paper Route Empire’s Key Glock also honored Dolph’s legacy through the release of five tracks EP PRE5L