A defense lawyer in the RICO case against Young Thug and his YSL associates has asked the judge to remove her from the case.

Young Thug was reportedly rushed to the hospital prior to court proceedings Thursday (May 11) in his RICO trial in Georgia.

Seating a jury in the Young Thug case and his alleged associates has been anything but easy. A potential juror in the case was thrown in jail.

The "Rap Music on Trial" bill will place limitations on how rap lyrics can be used as evidence in criminal cases.

Crime

A video from jury selection for Young Thug's RICO trial allegedly shows the rapper and his co-defendant conducting a drug deal in court.

Current Events

Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville has decades of experience.

Gunna was released under an Alford plea deal, but now fans are wondering if that means fellow Atlanta rap star Young Thug will also be freed.

Legal representatives for Atlanta rapper Gunna have filed a third motion in court this week with the hopes of landing a bond hearing.

Prosecutors in the case against Atlanta rapper Young Thug and his YSL associates are concerned for the safety of witnesses who could testify. 

Opinion

Despite the immense popularity of hip-hop, the culture and the music continue to be portrayed as a cultural wasteland in both subtle and explicit ways.

To understand RICO charges better, lets’ take a look at what they actually mean and how they transformed from a law to stop mobsters, into one that puts rappers behind bars. 

Arts & Entertainment

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the rapper was charged with two different offenses stemming from old accusations Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in street gang activity.