Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler has died after being stabbed multiple times at a festival in Los Angeles, a rep for the artist confirms Billboards. He is 28 years old.
Rising South Vietnamese rapper, real name Darrell Caldwell, was assaulted at a Once Upon a Time in LA concert at Banc of California and Exposition Park on Saturday, according to a LA time report, which cites a person with direct knowledge of the attack, who requested anonymity.
Once Upon a Time in LA organizers confirmed in an Instagram post that the event was closed early without providing an explanation. The concert is expected to feature artists such as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, YG, and The Game.
Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, told reporters a man was taken to hospital by ambulance in critical condition, Related press report. The Los Angeles Police Department is assisting the California Highway Patrol in the investigation, the LAPD tweeted.
With the potential to create a lasting legacy, cementing his own place in the line of West Coast rap greats, Drakeo has been releasing musical projects since 2020. His most recent. is a mixtape of 17 songs, titled The sad truth, featuring Drake on the relaxing song “Talk to Me”.
“If someone is having a hard time, I like to challenge myself to be better than them,” says Drakeo Billboards March. “That’s also why I record so much music, especially given the fact that I get tired of my own stuff after listening to it so many times. On a bad day, I record five songs, but usually, I retype nine or ten songs – and I do so until I’m tired and can’t do it anymore. ”
The sad truth is Drakeo’s first release since last year Thank you for using GTL and was later released in November after 34 months in prison for the controversial murder charge. Other guests featured in the collection include Don Toliver, Icewear Vezzo and Team members Stinc, Ralfy the Plug and Ketchy the Great.
Drakeo’s past collaborations have ranged from teaming with Cali staples Greedo and OhGeesy to scrambling with Seattle upstart Lil Mosey to tell stories about life in LA. with his late friend and Team Stinc member, Ketchy the Great.
“Whether it’s through my music or from it, I find different ways to get my point across without preaching,” says Drakeo. “Whether it’s being funny or just saying it out loud in a song, I want to find the best ways to explain to people what’s going on, so people get it right.”
Drakeo is remembered by many artists after his death, including Drake. “Oh my gosh, this just doesn’t fit the reality we’re doing,” the Toronto-based MC wrote on his Instagram Story. “Always lift my spirits with your energy RIP Drakeo.”
Snoop Dogg, who left the festival following the incident and failed to perform as planned, shared his condolences on Instagram by writing, in part, “My prayers go to those affected by the tragedy.” He added, “I’m praying for peace in hip hop.”
December 19, 9:29 a.m. Updated with confirmation of his death.
December 19, 10:51 am Updated Snoop Dogg’s message.