Legal expert on rap lyrics as evidence in Young Thug RICO trial

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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He is considered one of the most influential names in modern rap. But the Grammy-winning Atlanta-based artist is at the center of a racketeering or "RICO" trial. Jeffrey Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, was accused of simultaneously running a violent street gang through his record label, YSL Records. The 88-page, 56-count indictment includes other artists associated with the label, who faced additional charges such as murder and armed robbery. Many have since settled plea deals. "I think this is an unprecedented prosecution for Fulton County. I've never experienced...

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