YOUNG Thug has released new music from prison after announcing the news just hours before.
The rapper remains behind bars after being denied bail but has been promoting the surprise release of his new album.
“BUSINESS IS BUSINESS TODAY. “@metroboomin let’s go,” Young Thug initially wrote on social media Rolling Stone, tagging record producer Metro Boomin; a 29-year-old hip-hop and trap pro, born Leland Tyler Wayne.
Metro Boomin also shared the LP’s album cover on Instagram yesterday, along with the caption: “Business is Business album out worldwide tonight!!”
“Drop something [fire emojis] When you’re ready. #FREETWIN I love you bro.”
Taking to Twitter, the 31-year-old Young Thug shared numerous teasers for the forthcoming release, including alternate album covers with a track listing confirming 15 new tracks on the album.
In the comments section, the musician’s fans seemed incredibly excited for the drop.
One person said, “I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re going to listen.”
“The wait is killing me,” added another.
SHOP BEHIND BAR
Young Thug was arrested on May 9, 2022.
He was once accused of attempted murder and once of participation in criminal street gangs.
This comes after authorities accused him of renting a car used to stage a drive-by shooting in 2015 that killed 26-year-old Donovan Thomas.
The rapper’s arrest was the result of a larger indictment before a grand jury that named 28 members and employees of his label, YSL Records.
The 56-count indictment also examined the group’s song lyrics as evidence at the trial.
Young Thug was charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act based on his lyrics, with allegations that YSL members engaged in murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Theft, drug trafficking, stealing cars and witness intimidation.
Prosecutors in the YSL case have cited several songs as evidence of gang affiliation and extortion activity.
The young thug is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail after a judge denied bail.
Young Thug – real name Jeffery Lamar Williams – was born on August 16, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.
He grew up in a large family and is the ninth of eleven siblings.
The young Thug’s brother, Quantavious Grier, entered into a deal in the YSL Rico case that included a curfew, no contact with his brother, and no possession or proximity of firearms.
However, a gun was found in his vehicle after he was pulled over by an APD undercover agent last month and he is now serving the remaining nine years of his original 12-year sentence.
Young Thug’s older sister, Angela Grier, died in March while the rapper was still in prison.