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Lil Baby is looking for "young Black millionaires" to form an investment group in Atlanta.

The rapper is looking for safe investments to park his money, before Fulton County DA Fani Willis comes knocking.

Baby, whose Twitter handle is @lilbaby4PF, tweeted: "I'm looking for the young black millionaires!! We can run the world if we play it right!"

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It doesn't appear that Lil Baby has a background in investment and financing. He doesn't seem to have a investment broker's license.

Lil Baby, 27, dropped out of Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School in the 9th grade to focus on drug dealing as a long-term career goal.

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The rapper was arrested three times on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and was sent to prison for 2 years.

At age 19, Lil Baby became the in-house drug dealer at Atlanta-based Quality Control Records, until rap mogul Kevin "Coach K" Lee convinced him that he should change career fields.

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Coach K told Lil Baby he should legitimize his profits by becoming a rapper since he had "the swag, the lingo, [and] respect around the city."

Fellow rappers Young Thug and Gunna took Baby under their wings as mentors and helped him develop his rap style. Thug and Gunna are currently in jail in Atlanta on RICO gang charges.

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Sources say Lil Baby's alleged 4PF (4 pockets full) street gang may be on DA Willis' short list of RICO gang indictments to be announced soon.

There has been a flurry of activity in Atlanta ever since Willis announced her intention to indict two more "high-profile" rappers on RICO charges.

Some rappers, such as Lil Durk, have already packed up and moved far outside of Atlanta's city limits.

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Instagram + Twitter blogger Free (@Gotcitytea) is dropping hot tea about a snitch rapper in Atlanta.

She wrote: "A rapper is helping the Atlanta police department take down everyone because he don't like how Atlanta has turned out. It was supposed to be a place for blacks to thrive."

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Good guesses right off the top would be Chicago drill rapper Lil Durk or Atlanta rap mogul T.I. "Tip" Harris. Everyone already suspects them of being snitches.

The snitch rapper has to be a family man who is unhappy with the direction the city is going in.

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Rapper Gucci Mane moved to Miami with his family just before the tidal wave of Chicago gangsters arrived in Atlanta.

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Rapper Future may not be your idea of a traditional family man, but he still has a gang of kids and he wants what's best for them.

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Rapper Jeezy recently welcomed a daughter with his wife Jeannie Mai. He wants his wife to be able to walk the streets safely.

Then there's rap mogul Ludacris who has four daughters to worry about.

It's hard to say who the snitch rapper is.

Here are Twitter's top guesses (in no particular order):

1. T.I.
2. Jeezy
3. Killer Mike
4. Ludacris
5. Big Boi
6. Offset
7. Gucci Mane
8. Future Hendrix
9. Lil Baby
10. Lil Durk

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Kim Kardashian has given rapper Gunna renewed hope in his efforts to secure his release from the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.

According to Billboard, Gunna's attorneys filed a writ of habeas corpus on Tuesday in a last ditch effort to get him out of jail.

Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, was twice denied bond at previous hearings.

He was arrested in May, alongside rapper Young Thug and 26 associates, on RICO gang charges. Fulton County DA Fani Willis accused the gang members of committing 80% of murders and violent crimes in Atlanta.

But Gunna's attorneys insist he is not a gang member or a killer.

Reality TV star and aspiring lawyer Kim Kardashian is now calling for Gunna's release on social media.

"#FreeGunna [Free emoji]," she tweeted, while posting a screenshot of her tweet on her Instagram Story.

Kim has advocated for criminal justice reform, and has secured the release of nonviolent drug offenders from prisons.

So far, Kim has had no luck assisting former No Limit rapper C-Murder, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in 2009.

C-Murder is the boyfriend of Kim's pal, R&B singer Monica.

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Police have arrested gang members who targeted the homes of rich and athletes around the metro Atlanta area.

Four gang members were arrested Sunday after attempting a burglary at a townhouse where one of rapper Future's baby mamas lives with her child.

One suspect was hospitalized after he tried to bail out of a moving car while fleeing, police say.

The four gang members may be linked to a series of violent home invasions targeting rich celebrities across metro Atlanta, WSBTV reported.

One of those celebrities is Marlo Hampton, longtime cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV series.

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Gang members kicked in the front door of Hampton's Sandy Springs home on July 1.

"When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream — and I knew that scream was a scream of fear -- my heart dropped," Hampton told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

Hampton said she armed her security system before the gang kicked in her front door. Sandy Springs police arrived within minutes of her 911 call, but the gang had already fled.

"I just thank God and we're covered in the blood of Jesus and I'm here to share this story with you," Hampton told Winne.

Hampton gave a word of warning to other celebrities who show off their luxury lifestyles on social media.

"My main concern is, I want all the ladies ... I want everyone to be aware if you are posting, if you do have luxury items, be careful," she said.

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Authorities suspect the gang members may have also targeted the DeKalb County home of rapper Gunna, who is in jail awaiting trial on a RICO gang charge.

Investigators told Winne that the gang targets the homes of high-profile celebrities, professional athletes or social media influencers who post their lifestyles on the Internet.

Sandy Springs police are asking the public's help finding Jeremy Caldwell, a.k.a. J-Roc, an alleged gang ringleader wanted for 33 charges, including Sandy Springs home invasions.

"He's got a red falcon on the side of his right eye," said Sgt. Matt McGinnis with the Sandy Springs Police Department.

McGinnis advised the public not to approach Caldwell.

"They need to contact 911 immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous," McGinnis told Winne.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $12,000 for information leading to the arrest of Caldwell.

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A Los Angeles jury found reputed gang member Eric Holder Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Holder, 32, was convicted on Wednesday, July 6, for the March 31st murder of Hussle outside a clothing store he owned in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Holder showed no reaction after the jury announced the guilty verdict.

Hussle, a rapper who was beloved for his benevolence, was shot 11 times and pronounced dead at a local hospital. Two other men were shot but survived their injuries.

A woman who unwittingly drove the getaway car turned herself in two days later and identified Holder as the shooter. He was arrested at a mental hospital in nearby Bellflower.

Holder and Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, were both members of the notorious Rollin 60s street gang. Witnesses testified that Hussle had warned Holder there was "paperwork" on him — an implication that he was a police informant.

Prosecutors say Holder became enraged and gunned Hussle down in front of witnesses.

Holder's attorney said a gang member of Hussle's status calling him a snitch in front of other gang members left his client so "triggered" that he wasn't thinking clearly when he shot the rapper.

"This was not just a pleasant conversation between homies who are chopping it up ... this was a serious accusation," Jansen said during closing arguments. "Mr. Holder Jr. took it serious, as it was. He knows the consequences of being called a snitch in this manner."

Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. John McKinney dismissed Jansen's argument as "ridiculous".

Holder wore a black mask in court that concealed facial injuries he suffered during a jailhouse beat down last week.

A photo of Holder's swollen face went viral on social media.

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FBG Duck's mother will have to wait another year to see justice for her son. A trial date has been set for five O Block gang members suspected of killing Chicago drill rapper FBG Duck.
 
RELATED: Chicago rapper FBG Duck shot dead
 
FBG Duck, real name Carlton Weekly, was gunned down in broad daylight while shopping on Oak Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood on Aug. 4, 2020.

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Defendants Marcus Smart, aka Muwop, Christopher Thomas, Tacarlos Offerd, aka Los Munna, Kenneth Roberson, and Charles Liggins are facing charges of assault in aid of racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, and firearms violations.

All 5 suspects are in jail without bond while awaiting trial.

U.S. Judge Martha Pacold set the date of the murder trial for October 2, 2023.

"We're looking at a long trial. It is a substantial amount of time no matter how you look at it," she said.

FBG Duck was a member of the Fly Boy Gang (FBG), a faction of the Gangster Disciples (GDs), which has been in a decades-long feud with the Black Disciples (BDs).

FBG Duck was best known for his tracks "Chicago Legends", "Slide", and "Dead Bitches."

It is believed he was killed in retaliation for dissing deceased gang rivals and O Block legends, Odee Perry and T Roy, on "Dead Bitches."

Drill rap is hardcore gangsta rap with emphasis placed on dissing dead gang rivals.
 

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Chicago gang members "violated" a 2-year-old boy by tossing him in a garbage can because his father is a rival gang member.

Viral video footage shows gang members chasing the boy's father who is pushing his son in a stroller. When the gang bangers couldn't catch up to dad, they tossed the screaming child into a trash can.

Then the gang members, who call themselves "demons," snapped a photo of the crying toddler and posted the image on social media.

They captioned the post, "Caught the opps son I had to violate."

According to multiple reports, Chicago demons are going after the youngest and most vulnerable Chicago residents if they have beef with their fathers.

"Media Take Out learned that one Chi-Raq gang member recently posted video of himself 'violating' the 2 year old son of his opps. The social media reports claim that the gang member 'caught the 2 year old boy slipping.'

Because the gang member couldn't get the boy's father, he decided to 'violate' the toddler, by throwing him into a garbage can. And the gang member wanted everyone to know how much of a 'demon' that he is... so he posted an image of the crime on his social media page."

Media Takeout reached out to the Chicago police for comment on the IG post. But they refused to comment on the incident.

The video can be viewed here.

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Young Thug's lawyers filed an emergency motion for bond, citing "inhumane" and "torturous" conditions in jail.

Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, was arrested Monday on racketeering and gang charges.

Additional charges were added after police raided his $2.2 million Buckhead mansion and found illegal guns and drugs.

Williams, 30, was denied bond in an arraignment hearing on Tuesday. But his attorneys filed an emergency motion for bond on Friday.

The lawyers requested a bond hearing or "more humane/non-torturous in-custody housing at the Fulton County Jail.

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Williams is housed in solitary confinement in a windowless cement room away from the general population.

Lawyers say the lights are kept on 24 hours a day, preventing Williams from sleeping and that he has no access to any type of media.

Jailers consider Williams a risk due to his influence over the 27 other members of his YSL gang, including rapper Gunna, who are housed in the same jail.

In a 56-count indictment unsealed on Monday, Williams was accused of ordering a hit on rapper YFN Lucci, who has been locked up on murder charges since last year.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Williams is leader of the Young Slime Life (YSL) gang, which has engaged in criminal activity since its formation in 2012.

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Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis built her RICO case against rapper Young Thug and his YSL gang members using album lyrics and social media photos.

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Rappers Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 members of the Young Slime Life (YSL) street gang were charged with racketeering and gang activity on May 9.

Atlanta rapper Yak Gotti, who signed with Young Thug's label in 2020, was also indicted. As evidence against Yak Gotti, Fani Willis cited a photo of him standing on rapper YFN Lucci's Mercedes Benz in the parking lot at Lenox Mall in 2020.

Yak Gotti used the image for the cover of his single "In the Coupe."

Also indicted were PeeWee Roscoe, Duke and Thug's brother Unfook. All 28 defendants are sitting in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

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Young Thug is accused of giving orders to kill YFN Lucci who is currently locked up on murder charges. Lucci survived at least one attempt on his life in jail earlier this year.

Willis said YSL and other Atlanta gangs are responsible for 75%-80% of violent crimes in Atlanta.

"I said just a week or two ago, it does not matter what your notoriety is or what your fame is, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia and you commit crimes - and certainly if those crimes are in furtherance of a street gang - then you will become a target and focus of this district attorney's office and we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law," Willis said.

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Chloe Bailey's reps say she is "single" after an Atlanta judge denied bond for rapper Gunna on Wednesday.

Sources tell Sandrarose.com that Chloe never dated Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens.

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Their record label allegedly sent them out on "dates" for promotion and marketing purposes, the source tells me.

Photos of the couple were sent to the blogs along with carefully worded captions about their budding romance.

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My source says the 23-year-old singer/songwriter is focused on her music and her upcoming film, Jane.

Gunna is among 28 members of rapper Young Thug's YSL street gang to be indicted on charges of violating Georgia's RICO Act.

Gunna surrendered to authorities early Wednesday. He is currently sitting in the Fulton County Jail alongside Young Thug and the other Young Slim Life gang members.

Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, was arrested Monday on racketeering and gang charges. Additional charges were added after police raided his Buckhead mansion and found illegal guns and drugs.
 

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Rapper Lil Baby's 4PF (4 Pockets Full) record label is identified as a street gang in a leaked GBI documents that also lists rapper Young Thug's label.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is throwing a wide net over dozens of street gangs masquerading as rap record labels in Atlanta.

The GBI says gang bangers-turned-rappers in Atlanta use record labels to cover their criminal enterprises.

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Young Thug (right), Gunna (left) and 26 members of Thug's YSL street gang were arrested this week and are currently sitting in the Fulton County Jail.

Both rappers face charges of violating the Georgia RICO Act, which was originally created to combat organized crime.

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Lil Baby's 4PF label is identified as a street gang in the GBI documents that leaked online.

Last week, Lil Baby teamed up with Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant and Beats By Dre for a new TV commercial which features his new song "Dark Mode."
 

 
Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the defendants were charged under the federal RICO Act. In fact, they are charged under Georgia's RICO law, a felony.

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested in a mass shooting near a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, California early Sunday.

According to DailyMail.com, Dandre Martin, 26, was arrested Monday for assault and illegal firearm possession charges.

"Right now that's really all we're able to share about him," Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told KCRA. "As you know this is a complex investigation and we're looking for multiple suspects and so we're currently working to identify what his role was the night of the shooting.'"
 
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Six people are confirmed dead and 12 wounded in a mass shooting near a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, California

The six victims have been identified by the coroner's office. A massive manhunt is underway for the shooters.

Cell phone videos shows the shooting started after a brawl outside a nightclub at the corner of 10th and K Streets around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Club goers are seen fleeing as shots ring out from semiautomatic weapons. Witnesses say a man pulled up in a car and opened fire before the car sped off. Police counted more than 70 spent shell casings in the street.

"I've never heard gunshots like that," one witness told KTLA-5. "I mean, they were just going off."

On Monday, the coroner's office identified three men and three women who were killed in the shooting.

The victims are identified as Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; and Devazia Turner, 29.

At least 18 people were shot as they fled for their lives. Four of the wounded were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Democrat lawmakers say there is an epidemic of gun violence in America's blue cities and they believe tougher gun laws are the answer.

Sacramento has seen its share of mass shootings recently.

A man killed his three children and another person before turning the gun on himself at a Sacramento church in February.

"The scale of violence that just happened in our city is unprecedented in my 27 years here at the Sacramento Police Department," Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference Sunday.

Police are searching for at least 2 gunmen. The L.A. Times reported the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
 

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Rapper YFN Lucci will remain in the Fulton County (Atlanta) jail until his trial on murder and racketeering charges. A judge recently denied bond for Lucci who surrendered to police on May 10 on new gang-related RICO charges.

YFN Lucci was among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment in May.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was previously charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police and released on $500,000 bond.

However, Judge Thomas Cox revoked Lucci's bond and remanded him to jail after the prosecutor filed new RICO charges, accusing the rapper of being a gang banger.

"My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally," Drew Findling, Lucci's attorney, told Judge Cox during Tuesday's bond hearing.

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Judge Cox was not impressed. "The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case," Cox said.

The prosecutor's office plans to use a music video that Lucci appeared in, in the racketeering case against him and 11 others.

"We think it sends a very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

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Rapper YFN Lucci is among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment.

The indictment targeted leadership of the local faction of the notorious Bloods street gang, WSB-TV reports.

YFN Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police. He is currently out of jail on $500,000 bond.

"This indictment is unprecedented. Period. In Georgia," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 Investigative reporter Mark Winne in an exclusive interview.

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Lucci's lawyer, Drew Findling, insisted his client is not a gang member.

"What he is is an internationally recognized musical artist that is a triple platinum winner, that has performed all over the United States and all over the world," Findling said.

However, Atlanta officials are not impressed by Lucci's rap career.

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"I think that [the indictment] sends a significant message, a profound message that regardless of your status that the City of Atlanta and Fulton County in partnership is coming after you if you violate the crimes in our county, in our city," said Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms named Bryant as the permanent police chief to lead Atlanta out of a deadly Covid crime wave.

Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference this morning to discuss Sunday's fatal shooting of 15-year-old Diamond Johnson.

An emotional Mayor Bottoms said she wished she could "wave a wand or make a speech" to make the crime wave stop.

"For the third time as mayor, I am standing here to talk about a bullet that took the life of a child in our city," Bottoms said.
 

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Chicago police shot one of the gunmen suspected in the death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams in a McDonald's drive-thru.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown announced the arrest of one of the suspects in a press conference on Thursday.

The suspect was under surveillance by Chicago police in a western suburb. Police gave chase when the suspect fled in a vehicle.

He crashed on the shoulder of the Eisenhower expressway as police tried to stop him, Brown said.

After crashing, he tried to carjack a family stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane. When he refused an officer's commands, the officer shot him, Brown said.

Brown said two guns were found on the suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound in the arm.

"The investigation will reveal whether the offender shot back or not," Brown said.

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Brown confirmed the suspect is wanted in the fatal shooting of Jaslyn and the wounding of her father, Jontae Adams, who was shot in the chest.

Jontae, a 29-year-old aspiring rapper known as Tilla, was released from a hospital this week.

Police are still searching for a second suspect in Jaslyn's death.