Exclusive Interview: Young Dolph & Key Glock – “I like a woman who is classy at times and ratchet sometimes”

Memphis rappers Young Dolph & Key Glock speak to RWD about 'Dum and Dummer' project

Denzil Bell

3 months ago

By Denzil Bell

The Memphis rap scene is booming at the moment, with the likes of Blocboy JB releasing bangers with ease. Young Dolph & Key Glock are cut from the same South Memphis cloth, and over the summer dropped Dum and Dummer, a collaborative tape filled with multiple trap thumpers.

For me personally, I’ve had the project on repeat, so when I got the chance to interview the duo at Empire’s HQ, I grabbed it with both hands.

During the convo we discussed the creation of the album, their independent label Paper Route Empire and did the infamous quick fire five. Check it all out below!


Why the name ‘Dum and Dummer’ for the new project?

Key Glock: Dum is a slang. It means when something is the best or it’s crazy and everything we do is dum!

What song has got the best reception of the tape?

Key Glock: Really the whole tape, you can’t pick one out of them, the whole thing slaps.

What’s the end goal with Paper Route Empire?

Key Glock: We just stay out of the way and focus on us. I don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. As long as my family is cool, then I’m all good.


Quick Fire Five

LA or Memphis?

Key Glock: Sometimes I go back to Memphis just to chill.

OT Genasis or Gucci (for the feature)?

Key Glock: Neither. Big Glock; Glizock; Key Glock. I would just feature myself.

London or Paris?

Key Glock: You can’t ask me that (says laughing). Where we at now? Londooon!

Ratchet or Classy?

Key Glock: BOTH! I just said it in a song. I like a woman who is classy at times and ratchet sometimes. She’s gotta have a lil’ gangster in her, she can’t be all the way soft. Like me.

‘1 hell of a life’ or ‘Cutthroat Committee’?

Young Dolph: Which one you like?

I’d say my favourite off the tape is ‘Cutthroat Committee’.

Young Dolph: I knew you would say that!

That’s my tune!

Young Dolph: It’s haaaard!


Follow the artists journey:  Young Dolph and Key Glock

Interview by Denzil Bell