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Gunna and Young Thug perform at half time during game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics on November 17, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images hide caption

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Last week, the Fulton County District Attorney in Atlanta charged rapper Young Thug (pictured) with an indictment for allegedly participating in street gang activities and violating RICO law. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The charges against Young Thug build on a growing trend of criminalizing rap crews

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Projects released by Young Thug, Tyler, the Creator and Little Simz are included in NPR Music's best hip-hop albums of 2021. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR; Getty Images hide caption

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Atlanta rapper Young Thug's second official studio album, Punk, is among our picks for the best new releases out on Oct. 15. Brandon Lee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Oct. 15

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Pop Smoke's First And Final Album Falls Between Two Worlds

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From left: Young Thug, Big Boi and 2 Chainz. Young Thug: Peter White/Getty; Big Boi: Scott Legato/Getty; 2 Chainz: Def Jam Recordings (PR)/Getty/Courtesy of Def Jam hide caption

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Young Thug: Peter White/Getty; Big Boi: Scott Legato/Getty; 2 Chainz: Def Jam Recordings (PR)/Getty/Courtesy of Def Jam