Young Thug and Gunna's ongoing YSL RICO case has been turned into a Hulu documentary and will focus on whether or not rap lyrics should be permitted in court.
Young Thug and Gunnasongoing YSL RICO casehas been turned into a Hulu documentary. The hour-long documentary, made by ABC News Studios, is titled Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial and will focus on the sprawling criminal case against Thug, Gunna and their Atlanta-based collective while exploring the debate around rap lyrics being used as evidence in criminal prosecutions. Airing February 23 on Hulu, the doc will feature interviews with 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles, Young Thugs ex-girlfriend Jerrika Karlae and other artists including Fat Joe, Killer Mike and will.i.am. Rap music is judged unlike any other genre like Black people are judged unlike any other people, Killer Mike says in the trailer for the documentary, which can be viewed below. It was announced last May that numerous lyrics from Young Thug will be used by prosecutorsin his RICO trial, including from his songs Anybody, Take it to Trial, Ski and Slatty. The prosecution has argued that the lyrics are preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power, and territory of the enterprise . Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial will also highlight the legal woes of former No Limit rapper McKinley Mac Phipps Jr., who served 21 years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit Various lyrics of his were used to help convict him of manslaughter in 2001 over the death of a 19-year-old man at a Louisiana nightclub the year before. The documentarys announcement comes after Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens) was released from jail after pleading guilty to a racketeering conspiracy chargein December. He was sentenced to five years with one year served due to the time he spent behind bars after being arrested last May as part of the sweeping indictment against YSL, which prosecutors allege is a criminal street gang behind a series of violent crimes. The DS4Ever rapper has faced an onslaught of snitching allegations since pleading out, but has