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It’s been a tough year for the hip-hop community when it comes to sudden losses, as legends like Young Dolph were suddenly swept away around Thanksgiving, and the impact of the tragic deaths at Astroworld is ever-present. But for Los Angeles, the loss of rapper Drakeo The Ruler is one of the hardest to swallow. After being stabbed backstage at the Once Upon A Time In LA festival, hosted by Snoop Dogg, Drakeo, real name Darrell Caldwell, succumbed to his injuries.

On Instagram, The Plug shared a tribute message to his late brother

Ralfy added shared a tribute post to his brother on Instagram, celebrating his brother as a self-made boss and his idol. ” A figure gone forever. It was literally a king who pulled it out of the mud and I followed it all from the start, from recording all your little freestyle and posting them on YouTube, watching you smoke on the porch, waking it all up the world to rap this opus that you invent in 10 minutes effortlessly […] I went back every time you came out, faced accusations, started your own label and even got a song with Drake, the greatest artist of the game, and you did it by yourself, you were a boss and a self-made leader, you were my idol and my big brother, i learned a lot from you and i will ensure they always know the truth. ” 

He added. “ You were my idol and my big brother and I learned a lot from you and I will make sure they always know the truth”

A big loss for Los Angeles

Drakeo the Ruler, born Darrell Coldwell, was stabbed to death during Snoop Dogg’s Once Upon a Time festival concert TMZ reports that Drakeo was killed in a brawl that broke out backstage. Los Angeles Police, California Highway Patrol and firefighters attended the festival grounds at Exposition Park. Unfortunately, they couldn’t save Drakeo and took him to the hospital. The LA Times reports that paramedics intervened at around 8:40 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Hoover Street, specifying that Drakeo the Ruler was the target of a group of ill-intentioned individuals.

Since the rapper was killed backstage at a festival where he was scheduled to perform, his mother, Darrylene Corniel, has already made it known that she plans to take the event to court. “You brought in more people than you expected. And you allowed them to jump on my son. You didn’t protect my son, ” she said in an interview with Rolling Stone. Drakeo’s brother Devonte Caldwell aka Ralfy The Plug was with the late rapper when he was attacked and is devastated by the loss as well.

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