A prosecutor and a defense attorney presented competing pictures of rapper Young Thug as his trial got underway in Atlanta. Prosecutor Adriane Love painted him as the ruthless leader of a violent street gang that terrorized Atlanta neighborhoods.
A judge has ruled that prosecutors will be allowed to use rap lyrics as evidence when rapper Young Thug goes to trial later this month on gang and racketeering charges. The judge said in court Thursday that he would allow prosecutors to introduce lyrics as they can show that the lyrics are related to crimes that the rapper and others are accused of committing.
The rapper has been jail for more than a year and last week released a new 15-track album, Business is Business.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Trump's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss every finding of the Fulton County special grand jury. Meanwhile, a new article suggests the YSL trial in Fulton County is straining resources. And, a new report from The Urban League highlights inequalities Black Georgians face.
Jury selection has been slow going in the Atlanta racketeering and gang case against rapper Young Thug and others. Many potential jurors have tried to get out of serving and alleged attempts to smuggle contraband to defendants have also caused delays.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Governor Kemp's new proposed budget includes increased funding for schools, tax rebates, and salary increases for state employees. Record numbers of Georgians are enrolling in the ACA health care program. And the latest on Fulton County's case against rapper Young Thug.
Jeffery Lamar Williams, professionally known as Young Thug, stands accused of helping found a violent street gang in Georgia.
Rapper Gunna has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to a racketeering conspiracy charge. He was arrested earlier this year along with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.
A judge in Atlanta has denied bond for rapper Gunna, who's charged with racketeering along with rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.
A Georgia judge denied bond Thursday evening for rapper Young Thug, who's accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia's RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang.
A cold and methodical ranking of Saturday Night Live performances by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Young Thug, Arcade Fire, Saweetie, LCD Soundsystem, Camila Cabello and more.
Ayesha Rascoe talks with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael of NPR's Louder Than A Riot about the RICO charges against Young Thug and the wider intersection of criminal justice and hip-hop.
The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta Wednesday on a racketeering charge after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.
Prosecutors allege that Atlanta rapper Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang.