Drakeo The Ruler’s brother has blasted the Grammys for not including Drakeo in their “In Memoriam” segment.
Biz Markie, DMX and Young Dolph all received a mention.
“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,” Ralphy The Plug told TMZ.
He added, “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.”
Drakeo was stabbed to death at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival in December.