Younger Thug has reportedly added hip-hop historians and authors to the witness listing for his upcoming trial.
In accordance with AllHipHop, Younger Thug’s lawyer submitted a listing that features hip-hop and lyrical consultants, in addition to authors and professors, who will function knowledgeable witnesses within the rapper’s trial on gang costs. Among the many listing of hip-hop tradition consultants, which was reportedly submitted on Sunday (December 18), is Dr. Erik Nielson, co-author of the 2019 ebook Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America.
Dr. Adam Dunbar, affiliate professor of the College of Nevada’s prison justice division, and Dr. Charis Kubrin of the College of California may also seem in courtroom on Younger Thug’s behalf, AllHipHop reviews. Dunbar and Kubrin are each listed as “lyric consultants” on the witness listing, whereas Nielson is described as a “hip-hop historian”. Alongside these consultants, the rapper has reportedly enlisted a cellphone knowledgeable, drug remedy counsellor, and a video evaluation knowledgeable.
The witness listing comes as numerous Younger Thug’s co-defendants within the RICO case have reached plea offers. The rapper was named alongside 27 different folks in connection to his Younger Stoner Life label in a sweeping racketeering indictment following his arrest in Could of this 12 months. The indictment alleges YSL to be the centrepiece of a prison avenue gang within the state of Georgia.
Fellow indictees included rappers and labelmates Gunna, Lil Duke and Slimelife Shawty – in addition to Thug’s brother Unfoonk – all of whom have reached agreements in relation to the case.
Earlier this month, Gunna pleaded responsible to a racketeering conspiracy cost within the case. Referred to as an Alford plea, the negotiation allowed Gunna to plead responsible on the cost as a result of it was in his finest curiosity whereas sustaining his innocence on the cost. The rapper’s ensuing sentence was to 5 years with one served in jail.
The one-year sentence was then commuted to time served and the remaining 4 years of his sentence have been suspended and might be topic to particular circumstances together with 500 hours of group service. Younger Thug’s sister, Dolly White, launched an announcement denying that Gunna had incriminated the rapper. The attorneys for each Younger Thug and Gunna have have publicly contested the costs since their arrests.
The YSL RICO trial is about to start on January 9, 2023.