Drakeo the Ruler Biography – Drakeo the Ruler Wiki
Drakeo the Ruler (real name Darrell Caldwell) was an American rapper and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He had more than 1.5m monthly listeners on Spotify and collaborated with Canadian rapper Drake on the single Talk to Me.
The L.A. native released 10 mixtapes and put out his first studio album earlier this year . He released his debut mixtape in 2015. He recorded the mixtape “Thank You for Using GTL,” a reference to prison communications company Global Tel Link, with verses recorded over a phone while he was being held at Men’s Central Jail awaiting trial in connection with the 2016 killing of a 24-year-old man.
He was acquitted of felony murder and attempted murder charges, but L.A. County prosecutors sought to retry him on conspiracy charges in the slaying. The second case was ultimately resolved with a plea deal and Caldwell was released in November 2020.
Drakeo the Ruler Age
He was born Darrell Caldwell on December 1, 1993, in Los Angeles, California. He died on December 19, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. He was 28 years old. The rapper celebrated his 28th birthday on December 1, 2021.
Drakeo the Ruler Wife
It is unclear whether the rapper was married or dating.
Drakeo the Ruler Kids
Drakeo the Ruler had a son named Caiden Caldwell, who was born on January 5, 2018. To mark his son’s birthday in January 2020, Drakeo wrote on Twitter: “Caiden’s the Big 3. Happy birthday.” He also referenced his son in the song Too Famous. The identity of his wife/baby mama/girlfriend has not been revealed.
Drakeo the Ruler Family
He was born and raised in South Los Angeles by a single mother. He was the brother of Los Angeles rapper Ralfy the Plug.
Drakeo the Ruler Death
Rapper Drakeo the Ruler, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in L.A. concert at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday night, December 19, 2021. Paramedics responded to a report of a stabbing at the stadium in Exposition Park around 8:40 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart, public information officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The rapper was then taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at the concert, which had a stacked lineup including Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent. The 28-year-old was backstage when an altercation broke out among several people and he was stabbed, a source told The Los Angeles Times.
The California Highway Patrol said it was handling the investigation and asked anyone with information to call the Southern Division Investigative Services Unit at (323) 644-9550.
Soon after the stabbing, organizers ended the event as patrons moved to get out. The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter: “There has been an incident at the Once Upon A Time in LA festival at the Banc of California. The festival has concluded early. LAPD will be in the area assisting CHP w/ the investigation. Media staging is on the South Lawn at Bill Robertson south of Exposition.”
The festival’s promoter, Live Nation issued the following statement: “There was an altercation in the roadway backstage. Out of respect for those involved and in coordination with local authorities, artists and organizers decided not to move forward with remaining sets so the festival was ended an hour early.”
On December 19, 2021, Snoop Dogg paid tribute to Drakeo the Ruler in the following statement: “I’m saddened by the events that took place last night at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival. My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler. I’m not with anything negative and as one of the many performers, I was there to spread positive vibes only to my city of LA. Last night I was in my dressing room when I was informed about the incident and chose to immediately leave the festival grounds. My prayers go out to everyone affected by tragedy. Please take care, love one another and stay safe ya’11. IM PRAYING FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP.”
Attorney John Hamasaki, who defended Drakeo from criminal charges, wrote on Twitter: “We spent the hardest two years together fighting for his freedom, facing life, before walking out a free man just over a year ago. Through it, we became friends and then like family. I don’t even know how to start processing this.”
Otto Von Biz Markie tweeted: “RIP Drakeo, the greatest West Coast artist of a generation, a legend who invented a new rap language of slippery cadences, nervous rhythms, and psychedelic slang, who beat life twice only to suffer the most tragic fate conceivable. The Ruler, once, always, and forever.
“I’m devastated. Going to log off for a while and try to process this. My love to his friends, family, and anyone who understand the struggle that he endured and loved his music. He was special, a legit genius and a kind, caring friend. There are no words to convey the grief.”
Drakeo the Ruler Net Worth 2021
Drakeo the Ruler’s net worth was estimated to be $1 million.
Drakeo the Ruler Real Name
Drakeo the Ruler’s real name was Darrell Caldwell.
Drakeo the Ruler Height
He was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Drakeo the Ruler Instagram
Drakeo the Ruler’s Instagram handle is @drakeotheruler.