(NEW YORK) -- The indictment of rapper Young Thug on gang-related charges in May 2022 sparked a movement in the music industry against the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings. Now as the hip-hop star awaits trial in Georgia, the issue is... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Rap lyrics have been used by prosecutors in the U.S. for decades as alleged evidence in criminal cases, helping put rappers behind bars. But it wasn't until lyrics were used in the indictment of hip-hop stars Young Thug and Gunna on gang-related... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The California state Senate passed a bill that would limit the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings -- a controversial and common practice by prosecutors that has garnered national attention amid the indictment in Georgia against rappers Young... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Top music industry leaders, including the Recording Academy, are backing legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday that would limit the use of rap lyrics as evidence by federal prosecutors in court proceedings.The Restoring Artistic Protection Act -- the RAP Act -- which... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna were hit with gang-related charges in a case that sent shock waves through the music industry and spotlighted the controversial use of rap lyrics as evidence in court."[Young Thug] came out of a very desperate situation," Atlanta... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Young Thug is a burgeoning rapper known for pushing the envelope, both musically and as a fashion icon.He became an influential voice in his generation of artists -- blowing up on the national scene in 2014 with “Stoner,” which according to... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Prominent Atlanta rapper Young Thug was arrested on Monday on gang-related charges after being named in a sweeping 56-count grand jury indictment in Georgia.The rapper was among 28 people allegedly associated with the Atlanta-based Young Slime Life (YSL) gang, which authorities say... Read More.