Drakeo the Ruler’s Family Announces Trial – NBC Los Angeles

The family of rapper Drakeo the Ruler announced an unjustified death case on Thursday after the artist was stabbed behind the scenes during a music festival in Los Angeles.

Drakeo the Ruler died in December after the attack during the Once Upon a Time in LA festival at the Banc of California Stadium. Family members and lawyers announced the trial Thursday morning.

Details of the trial were not immediately available.

The 28-year-old, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, was scheduled to perform at the festival. His death left fans of the young musician and other artists heartbroken.

No arrests have been reported.

Caldwell, who started releasing mixtapes in 2015 and debuted in February with his debut album “The Truth Hurts”, has been called “the most original stylist on the west coast” for his dark comic lyrics and deadpan delivery. His mixtape “Thank You for Using GTL” contains verses recorded in Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles.

He grew up listening to tracks like Hot Boyz, Boosie, Webbie and Dipset, but said it was a battle rapper named Cocky who influenced him to rap.

Caldwell was groundbreaking for a type of rap called “nervous music,” with songs that were cryptic and dark, the Los Angeles Times wrote in 2018: “His cadences run counterclockwise to the drums, somehow both herky-jerky like a stickshift. and fast and smooth as a luxury sports car it steers. “

Caldwell was released from prison in November 2020 after entering into a prosecution agreement with LA County prosecutors who wanted to prosecute him on charges of conspiracy in the murder of a 24-year-old man in 2016. He had previously been acquitted of murder and attempted murder in the man death.

“We spent the hardest two years together fighting for his freedom and facing life before we walked out of a free man a little over a year ago,” said Caldwell’s lawyer, John Hamasaki. tweeted. “Through that we became friends and later as a family. I do not even know how to start treating this. Thanks for the sweet messages. “

Once Upon a Time in LA Fest was hosted by Live Nation, the Beverly Hills-based live events company behind the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas. Ten people were killed and hundreds injured there as a large crowd grew during a performance by rapper Travis Scott.

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