Roughly 30 non-violent offenders at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta got a helping hand from Young Thug and Gunna over the weekend. Per WSB-TV, the two neighborhood superstars funded their outstanding jail bonds, reuniting them with their loved ones.
Thug claimed some of the beneficiaries had been stuck behind bars and unable to make bonds for "three of four years." Upon release, the former inmates were given a home-cooked meal and discovered they were going to be featured in an upcoming music video.
"This is where we're from," Thug said in an interview. "We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer and DA's and all the prosecutors and, you know, the bonding companies and just got as many people as we can out. Probably like 20 or 30 people."
He added, "It feels so good to the point where you start feeling that’s why God put me here. He put me here to do this." Another iconic Atlanta rapper, Lil Baby, could soon follow in their footsteps. He commented, "That's harddddd bro," on Thug's IG post about the effort.
Right on cue, Thug and Gunna's 'Slime Language 2' compilation album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, pushing 113,000 units and earning 143 million streams. It's the second chart-topping debut for both, as each of their most recent solo albums, 'So Much Fun' and 'Wunna,' hit the mark as well.
One of the most memorable tracks on the 'SL2' deluxe version is "Yessirskii" by MEGO aka Mari Mego, Thug's 8-year-old daughter. Similar to her pops, she uses auto-tuned croons to flex a designer lifestyle and tosses in a line fit for her age group: "I fly like a fairy, I'm a genie, where the wishes!"