Young Thug

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.

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. 

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.

If passed, the bill would require prosecutors to provide "clear and convincing evidence” that a defendant’s creative expression, such as a rap song, is “literal, rather than figurative or fictional."

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. 

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.