Young Thug has announced his upcoming album, “Business Is Business,” set to be released tonight, as confirmed by the incarcerated rapper through social media on Thursday.
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The album’s cover art features a black-and-white depiction of Thug in a courtroom, flanked by his co-defendants on either side. This release marks the Atlanta-bred rapper’s first full-length album since 2021’s “Punk” and represents his initial project since being arrested and imprisoned on RICO charges alongside fellow rapper Gunna and numerous others in a significant gang indictment.
After Thug’s announcement, producer Metro Boomin took to Twitter to share the album art, captioning the post with, “BUSINESS IS BUSINESS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE TONIGHT!! … FREE TWIN. I LOVE YOU.” The album garnered support from notable figures such as Drake, 21 Savage, Coi Leray, and others, who previously shared the album’s mysterious countdown on their social media platforms a few days before its official reveal.
Gunna, who was released from jail in December after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy, also recently shared his first album post-arrest, a 15-song collection titled “A Gift & a Curse” with no featured artists.
Thug and alleged members of the Young Slime Life gang, reminiscent of Young Thug’s independent label, Young Stoner Life, faced a litany of charges including murder, drug and gun possession, witness intimidation, carjacking, robbery, theft, and drug dealing. The indictment implicated 28 defendants associated with YSL, charging them with 56 counts linked to gang activity and racketeering. Among the allegations, Gunna was accused of felonies such as receiving stolen property and drug possession with intent to distribute.