The album’s black and white cover art shows Thug in a courtroom with the defendants sitting on either side of her. The set will be the Atlanta-born rapper’s first feature release since “Punk” in 2021 and will also be his first project since he was arrested and jailed on RICO charges in a major gang indictment along with fellow rapper Gunna and dozens of others.
Following Thug’s announcement, producer Metro Boomin shared the shared album art on Twitter and captioned the post: “WORK IS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE TODAY!! … FREE TWIN. I LOVE YOU.” Thug’s album also garnered support from Drake, 21 Savage, Coi Leray, and others, who shared the album’s cryptic countdown on their social media pages a few days before its official announcement.
Gunna also recently shared their first album since their arrest – a collection of 15 songs with no features called “A Gift & a Curse” – but was released from prison in December after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge.
Thug and other alleged members of the Young Slime Life gang, similar to the name of Young Thug’s independent record label Young Stoner Life, have been charged with multiple crimes, including murder, drug and weapon possession, witness intimidation, car hijacking. robbery, theft and drug dealing. A total of 28 YSL-related defendants were included in the indictment, and 56 charges related to gang activity and blackmail were brought against them; The indictment alleged that Gunna committed crimes, including possession of drugs, with the intent to buy and distribute stolen goods.