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Young Thug's 'RICO' Case and 'YSL' Label Will Be Explored in New Documentary

Thug was charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in street gang activity.

Young Thug’s recent legal troubles with his label YSL are about to get a different type of exposure as Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Rolling Stone Films are in the early stages of producing both a documentary series and an audio podcast about the recent RICO charges their facing, according to Variety.

The rapper was arrested two months ago and remains incarcerated without bond with a court in Fulton County, Georgia denying the musician and fellow rapper Gunna bail, citing the potential for witness tampering.

Both the audio podcast and documentary remain untitled with no directors tapped for either project. Overseeing both projects are Gus Wenner, the CEO of Rolling Stone, and Jason Fine, SVP of Rolling Stone Films. For the documentary series, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello from Jigsaw Productions will serve as executive producers. Sruthi Pinnamaneni will be in charge of the podcast adaptation.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the talented team at Jigsaw to tell this ambitious and important story about one of the most compelling and controversial music scenes of the moment,” said Wenner in a statement.

“Rolling Stone’s deep coverage of Atlanta hip hop gives us unique access and perspective on this story, and we’re excited to tell one of the most fascinating cultural stories today as it unfolds in real-time,” said Fine.

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The companies are describing this unfortunate tale as “the larger Atlanta hip hop boom, and the ongoing RICO case against YSL that accuses Young Thug and 27 other alleged collaborators of crimes ranging from racketeering to murder. The projects seek to separate the fact from the fiction of the criminal charges against YSL members, while also interrogating the controversial practice of prosecutors using rap lyrics as evidence of criminal activity. The result will be a wild, enthralling story of music, money, crime and hip-hop on trial.”

There is no projected release date that has been announced as of yet.

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