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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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NPR Music's album of the year: 'Heaux Tales' by Jazmine Sullivan

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Lil Nas X attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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The Learning Curve Of Lil Nas X

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Aaliyah's Catalog Has Started To Arrive On Streaming. What Took So Long?

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Mac Phipps, the rapper formerly signed to No Limit Records, has been granted clemency after 21 years in prison. Dale Edwin Murray for NPR hide caption

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McKinley "Mac" Phipps at Lousiana's Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in 2011. Courtesy of the Phipps family hide caption

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Rapper Mac Phipps, After 20 Years In Prison, Is One Step Closer To Freedom

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Bobby Shmurda at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Oct. 30, 2014. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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Bobby Shmurda Is Coming Home. What Happens Next?

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