The RICO trial for Young Thung and six others set to start late November

Rapper and Grammy winner Young Thug, whose given name is Jeffery Williams, was charged last year in a sprawling indictment that accused him and more than two dozen others of conspiring to violate Georgia's anti-racketeering law. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

After several months, the RICO trial for Young Thug and several others is getting underway now that a jury has been seated.

The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, has pleaded not guilty to several charges. The controversial Grammy Award-winning artist is accused of several crimes connected to drug trafficking and weapons. His primary charge, however, is racketeering.

The trial for Williams, who serves as the CEO of his own record label, Young Stoner Life (YSL), and six others, is set to begin on Nov. 27.

Last week, Derontae Bebee, a member of YSL, entered a plea deal with Fulton County prosecutors.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” George Chidi, a journalist and writer of “The Atlanta Objective,” discusses the latest.