Lil Piru Biography
Extreme masculine features aggressiveness, lawlessness, drug abuse, women objectification, violence, and civil disobedience tend to picture a man with power. There is no human platform out there that reveals these extreme tendencies than hip-hop music. Any tough person or one who pretends to be tough uses rap music to reveal their power over others or their desire to have power, whether fake or authentic. Rappers like Lil Piru have been the subject of discussion for the past 3 or 4 years because of his excessive display of extreme aggression in his music. He is among the most recent rappers with tattoos covered all over his body. Many are asking whether he is a true gangster or a wanna-be. In this article, we go deeper into his story.
Lil Piru Online Brand Image
When you first come across Lil Piru’s music or social media, you will notice that he presents himself as a gangster. He has tattoos from his head down to his legs. Some of the most iconic tattoos are his 3 red stars on his chest, a money bag sack tattoo on his neck, a Glock at the bottom of his right eye, several marijuana leaves on his body, a Bronx logo on his left should, the word Piru at the bottom of his chest and several P letters colored in red across his body.
He claims to be associated with the Bronx and Piru. Piru comes from a street in California known as the home of a mid-90s gang called the Piru Street Gang. The controversial gang was several times accused of murder, violence, and robbery. The alleged shooter of rapper Biggie Smalls was accused of being a member of the Piru. The gangster reputation of the word Piru has been used by other rappers like Lil Wayne, Tekashi, YG, and now recently Lil Piru.
Lil Piru also identifies as a Latin American and goes by the name Michael Gortez. On his, Instagram he portrays a luxurious life. He is always wearing diamond-coated watches, chains, and luxurious vehicles. Lil Piru is seen in several photos holding hundreds of thousands of dollars. He is also a regular pot smoker.
On the matter of relationships, we have observed that he is single. In his songs, he reveals that he has gone through heartbreaks that made him go hard after his dreams. Lil Piru could have been in relationships that ended in separation.
His aggressive behavior has brought him to the hands of the law. In 2019, he got arrested after he was found possessing, 2kg cocaine, 19 grams of marijuana, and an unlicensed loaded handgun. He was released in November 2019.
Lil Piru Controversies
Despite displaying himself as a real gangster, netizens are calling his bluff. Many accuse him of revealing a fake life. In our research, we figured out that Lil Piru has a different lifestyle than the one he portrays on his music and Instagram.
He is a Jewish white young man coming from the Wallenbeck Family, considered a wealthy family. Lil Piru’s real name is Zachary Wallenbeck. He was born in 1992/3 in Syracuse, New York.
Lil Piru went to Christian Brothers Academy and later joined Syracuse University in the College of Arts and Science. His sister is a blonder, proving to netizens that he comes from a white background.
His early start with rap music revealed his passion for doing authentic rap. He dropped his first single, A Falling Star, in 2012 with fellow rapper Sean Mags. On the video, he was a tattoo-less rapper but time has only revealed what was inside of him.
Lil Piru has been criticized on social media for displaying fake life. He has been called out by pig YouTube Channels like End of Sentence, and Famous Criminals. Regardless, Lil Piru has held on to his image and lifestyle as a gangster Colombian Rapper. He has had his story shared on a Podcast like Book Bff by Jenny Valdes where he takes listeners through a journey in his life. His story has convinced many but left others doubting his authenticity.
Whether Lil Piru is an authentic rapper or a fake one can only be revealed with time. All we can do is just wait. Tell Us on our email. Do You believe Lil Piru is fake or authentic?
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Summary of Personal Details
Age: 30 or 31
Marital Status: Single
Height: approx 5 feet and 10 inches
Net worth: approx $ 1million