While the definition of the term "political prisoner" is contentious to say the least, fans of Drakeo The Ruler are adamant he fits the bill. In 2016, Drakeo was accused of plotting the murder of RJ, an LA rapper with whom he'd fallen out. The DA's office is under the impression, Drakeo furnished the weapons that were used by two enforcers, Jaiden Boyd, and Mikell Buchanan, in the failed attempt on RJ's life.

Buchanan wound up killing an alleged gang member named Davion Gregory in lieu of altering the course (with RJ absent). For that reason, Drakeo's charges have been upheld; his lawyers are calling bullsh*t, nonetheless.

In view of this struggle, Drakeo The Ruler is threatening to quit rap altogether. Since going up close to midnight, Drakeo's Twitter proclamation has been liked over 1,500 times, planting a seed for a grass-roots campaign made out in his honor. The message was poignant like a pressure tactic but also pointed - to one individual in particular, whomst he blames for the lack of clemency in the case: the one Detective Francis Hardiman of the LAPD. It's unclear what compelled Drakeo is to abandon ship. As of this writing, all of the music submitted to streaming platforms remains intact, despite his frustrated pleas.