Watch the faces Drakeo The Ruler makes as he rips through a spirited performance of his November single “Fights Don’t Matter” for UPROXX Sessions. That’s where all the action is. While his physical performance is played-down and relaxed, his face does all the work, with his elastic expressions bringing the clever, off-kilter lyrics to life.
“Fights Don’t Matter” was, of course, the first single Drakeo dropped upon being released from Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles after two long years on a trumped-up murder charge. Despite being acquitted in 2019, then-Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey baffingly resubmitted charges of criminal conspiracy.
However, once George Gascón was voted into office on Election Day 2020, the DA extended a deal to Drakeo and his lawyers to give him time served and an early release. Since then, Drakeo has been on a tear, releasing his first post-prison project We Know The Truth and following up with a string of propulsive, charismatic singles — including “Too Icey,” which he released earlier this week.
Watch Drakeo The Ruler’s UPROXX Sessions performance of “Fights Don’t Matter” above.
UPROXX Sessions is Uproxx’s performance show featuring the hottest up-and-coming acts you should keep an eye on. Featuring creative direction from LA promotion collective, Ham On Everything, and taking place on our “bathroom” set designed and painted by Julian Gross, UPROXX Sessions is a showcase of some of our favorite performers, who just might soon be yours, too.