He soon graduated from private school.
Lil Mab — the drill rapper who amassed 2.6 million followers by dropping beats about fighting cops, knocking down jewelry stores, and sleeping with “b-hes” — is actually a privileged silver. spoon kid.
He is a fourth year student at College Eight School. College Eight School is a Manhattan preparatory school that is nearly 400 years old, costs $60,000 a year, and has educated generations of the Vanderbilt and Kennedy families.
The 17-year-old rapper, whose real name is Matthew Peter Deluca, lives in his parents’ 5-bed, 5-bath, 3,327-square-foot condo on the Upper East Side. During school breaks and weekends, he can escape the Hamptons, where his family owns his 6,182-square-foot mansion in Water’s Mill. Together, the two properties value him nearly $12 million.
Drill rap, a controversial subgenre that glorifies guns, drugs and violence, has gained popularity among young people in recent years. Last February, 18-year-old drill rapper Jayquan McKenley said, shot in brooklynMayor Adams does a drill lap Banned from social media -his my son is a fan.
Lil Mab’s lavish life is a far cry from the gritty violence and crime he raps about.
“I can’t say no to Paul and I’m going to beat him with the bat. I put him in a wheelchair. Wait an hour or so and let him lie flat. The song ‘No Snitching.’ The line seems to be a reference to attacking the police with a baseball bat. In the accompanying video, Mab and his friends rob a jewelry store. video It has 6.6 million views on YouTube.
“I call your b-ha wide receiver, she opens easily,” Mab said, “bad wizard.”
In another video throwMab and a friend get into a staged firefight while leaving Manny’s Juice Bar and Grill in Williamsburg, in which Mab takes a bullet in his shoulder.
Lil Mabu currently has 1.9 million followers on TikTok, 387,000 followers on Instagram, and 331,000 subscribers on YouTube. Some of his social posts on his media are: Taken in college. Others have shown that he is getting Perplexed local reaction To his beat in rich Southampton.
“Drill rap is like aggressive music. Basically kids express how they feel, but in their own way. is the way to do it, the best way to get everything off your chest,” said rapper Charim Perry. Collaboration with Mabusan Under the name Sha EK.
Perry said Mab is “a good boy” and “ready to work”, but his life of privilege is limited.
“He doesn’t have a reputation on the street, but they know he has musical talent and they respect that,” Perry said.
Mab’s father, Peter Deluca, 71, who makes occasional cameos in his son’s work, may have a bit more street reputation.
He manhattan In 2006, he was accused by his ex-wife, Jane DeLuca, of acquiescing to two disgraced Brooklyn judges. cheat her millions during their divorce.he fought legal turf war With fellow Undertaker, once punch in the face After soliciting a future business from a client’s 91-year-old mother.
He also has a rare New York City permit to carry a concealed gun.
College insiders aren’t amused by Gangland’s cosplay.
“If this was any other kid who didn’t have a rap career…if they said anything close to what this kid was saying, they would be expelled and never heard from again.” “College used to be the Olympiad for Latin, Greek and math, but now it’s TikTok.”
Lil Mab didn’t always embrace the life of a thug like he did in the early videos of his work. “miss me” It has a relaxed, Justin Bieber-esque aesthetic. Before his music career, namely when he was Matthew Deluca, he was known for his more conscientious pursuits.
“My name is Matthew Deluca. I go to college school. to support,” he said. facebook video Promotes his work to support childhood cancer research.
While attending Buckley Middle School, where tuition was $55,500 a year, DeLuca was an outstanding student and earned the coveted prize money. “Principal’s Award for Strength of Character”.
Matthew DeLuca and Peter DeLuca did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Post.