A documentary about Young Thug and Gunna will be released in February 2023. The hour-long documentary, titled “Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial,” will delve into the contentious indictment and arrest of rappers Young Thug, Gunna, and their 26 other Young Slime Life Records associates in a massive RICO case laid out by Georgia.
The Young Thug documentary will air on Hulu, delving into the debate over whether music lyrics can be used against artists in criminal prosecution, as Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis did for the embattled rapper’s indictment.
According to the trailer for “Rap Trap: Hip-Hop on Trial,” the Young Thug, Gunna documentary will be released on February 23, 2023.
The documentary about Young Thug will be available on Hulu, an ABC Studios subsidiary.
According to Billboard, the Young Thug documentary will feature interviews with hip-hop industry insiders and people close to Young Thug. 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles, as well as Thugger’s ex-girlfriend Jerrika Karlae, will.i.am, Killer Mike, and Fat Joe, will be in attendance.
Killer Mike said in the now-viral trailer:
“Rap music is judged unlike any other genre like Black people are judged unlike any other people.”
The documentary also shows how music lyrics were used against the two rappers as evidence for their arrest and, ultimately, prosecution.
The Young Thug documentary will be released during the jury selection trial for Young Thug.
According to AllHiphop, Def Jam Recordings and Warner Music Group executives will be among the many witnesses called in the upcoming trial.
A number of YSL Records associates have already pleaded guilty after accepting a plea bargain. Gunna was the first to bend, famously accepting an Alford plea deal in exchange for a commuted sentence.
He did, however, clarify that, despite taking a plea deal, he has not and will not cooperate with authorities for the remainder of the trial.
Young Thug, on the other hand, was not given or offered a plea bargain. Apart from conspiring to violate the state’s RICO Act, he is also facing a slew of felony charges.