Drakeo was one of the most unique West Coast spitters in decades. The rapper had massive influence in the rap scene. In December of last year, Drakeo was murdered in a tragic backstage incident.
Drakeo the Ruler was left out of the Grammys’ In Memoriam portion, and his brother is furious. He spat some harsh words for the Academy. DTR’s younger brother, Ralfy the Plug recently expressed his disgust to TMZ.
On behalf of Drakeo The Ruler, Ketchy The Great and The Stinc Team, it comes off as a spit in the face disregarding the facts that we’ve created an entire movement that generated the momentum for underground emerging L.A. artists to have a platform. Let alone the reality that we lost my Brother, Drakeo The Ruler, the poster child for systematic prejudices against rappers by law enforcement using lyrics against our culture and violating what they call our constitutional rights of freedom of speech- The First Amendment. Leaving Drakeo out of their tribute and by not giving him any acknowledgment of his existence sums up exactly what we feel the industry has been trying to do. Erase us.
Ketchy, another Drakeo-affiliated rapper, died in 2021 as well, but he was not included in the In Memoriam slideshow. Granted, he wasn’t as well-known. In any case, Ralfy kept going on about cops and free speech.
Drakeo was assassinated while doing what he loved most: performing his music, according to Ralfy. He was stabbed in the neck while backstage at a music festival in Los Angeles. The assailant has yet to be apprehended.
Ralfy also expressed gratitude for the love and support he and his family have received from the rest of the community. He resolved to keep the truth alive. Ralfy sued the concert promoters for whom Drakeo was working the night he was stabbed, as you may know. Clearly, he’ll fight for his brother, even if it means criticizing the Grammys.
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