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Drakeo The Ruler dead at 28: LA rapper's death confirmed by Stinc Team

Bruno Cooke December 19, 2021
2021 Rolling Loud Los Angeles

Drakeo The Ruler, a rapper from Los Angeles, was reportedly the victim of a stabbing yesterday (Saturday, 18 December) during the Once Upon A Time In LA concert at the Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park.

Once Upon A Time In LA reports stabbing

Paramedics responded to a call about a stabbing at the Once Upon A Time In LA concert on Saturday night shortly before 9pm, reports the Los Angeles Times.

They took one person to a hospital in critical condition. While the “individual was not identified,” writes the Times, “a person with direct knowledge of the incident [said] Drakeo The Ruler was attacked by a group of people at the music festival and seriously injured.”

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AllHipHop, citing “sources,” also reports that Drakeo was “attacked backstage”. 

Local broadcaster KTLA reports that another person died in the fighting who was not Drakeo The Ruler. 

Is Drakeo The Ruler dead?

Tragically, members of Stinc Team – who Drakeo The Ruler was affiliated with – have since confirmed the rapper’s passing. The group’s brand Instagram reposted a series of tributes to Drakeo confirming he had succumbed to his injuries.

Screenshot: @stincteamtgf Instagram on 19/12/21 –

BluePesos, a rapper who recently has collaborated with Drakeo posted a series of Instagram stories early in the morning of 19 December 2021. BluePesos wrote: “Stinc team forever … this shii don’t even feel real … this one really hurt.”

He also posted a video of Drakeo The Ruler with the caption: “There will never b another (sic).”

SaysoTheMac wrote that it was unconfirmed on Instagram Stories, then updated fans four hours later with a new story saying “Never” with a broken heart emoji. This was followed by a video of Drakeo with the caption: “Damn dude.”

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Our thoughts are with Drakeo The Ruler’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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What is Drakeo The Ruler’s age?

Drakeo The Ruler, real name Darrell Caldwell, is 28 years old – he turned 28 nearly three weeks ago, on December 1.

He is from South Central Los Angeles, and got his big break in 2015 with Mr. Get Dough

Drakeo was due to perform at 8:30pm on the G-Funk stage yesterday, at around the same time paramedics were called to the scene.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or