Scrapp Deleon is an American reality TV star, who is best known for his appearance as one of the recurring cast members of the VH1 reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta starting with the fifth season. He appeared on the show alongside his mother Karen KK King and his brother, the sound artist SAS.
Unfortunately, Deleon’s appearance on the show was later canceled in the fifth season after he was sent to prison for drug dealing. Scrapp’s final arrest and trial, filmed by VH1 cameras, would perhaps go down in history as one of the show’s most memorable scenes.
Here’s what you need to know about his life and sentence.
Who Is Scrapp Deleon of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta?
Scrapp Deleon of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta was born Will Cortez Robinson on March 12, 1988, in Woodstock, Georgia, the son of a single mother, Karen King. As a young boy, Scrapp was a fan of rap music. In his teenage years, Scrapp and his younger brother SAS (born June 2, 1993, as Lyndon Ahlik Smith) became part of a rap group, Da Razkalz Cru, founded by their first cousin, the late rapper Dollar (real name Roderick Anthony Burton II). The boys all grew up together in the same house.
In addition to their rap group, the brothers formed The Gang Entertainment and brought in their friend Streetz.
Da Razkalz Cru got a record deal with Elektra Records in 2003. They had their first television appearance as a group on the live-action, sketch-comedy-variety show All That.
Under Elektra Records, the group released their debut single “So Fly”, which unfortunately was not very successful. As a result of the single’s failure, the group was canceled from the label by Scrapp, whereupon each group member went about his solo business.
The most successful of the group members became Dollar, who met Akon shortly after his departure from Elektra Records and was signed as a solo act on Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2007.
Unfortunately, Scrapp’s cousin Dollar, whom he often referred to as his brother Dollar, did not live long enough to gain much ground with his music. In the late afternoon hours of May 18, 2009, when 23-year-old Aubrey Louis Berry shot Dollar to death in a shopping mall in L.A., Scrapp was amused with Dollar.
Dollar’s unfortunate demise would have a major impact on Scrapp and his music. In a 2010 interview with XXLMag, Scrapp revealed that he opened a restaurant in memory of his cousin, which he called Buck’s Barbeque. The dollar was called Buck by his family.
Also in honor of Dollar, Scrapp founded a non-profit organization for children called the “Dolla Foundation”. The aim of the foundation is to promote the education of children.
The separation of his youth group was not the end of Scrapp’s music career, as he continued to be involved with music. Later he founded a group called Natural Born Leaders (NBL), which included people with different dreams with the common goal of supporting each other. In terms of music, Scrapp continued to make new music and released the mixtape No Better Therapy. However, he never appeared in the mainstream until he joined the Love and Hip Hop line-up in 2015.
Scrapp Deleon has two sons named Aking and Akil. The former comes from his long relationship with his reality star colleague Tia Becca. He also had a relationship with LHHA star Tommie Lee.
Is He Out of Jail?
At the time of this writing, Scrapp Deleon is still being held behind bars, but chances are that he could be released as early as 2019! Deleon was original to be sentenced to 20 years behind bars for drug trafficking.
The sentence is based on Georgian state law, which classifies carrying a marijuana value of 10 – 20,000 pounds as a criminal offense. Deleon was arrested on 13 May 2014 with a quantity that was between this range.
However, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking at his last hearing in March 2016 and asked the judge to go easy on him, his sentence behind bars was reduced to 5 years with 15 years probation and a fine of $100,000. According to this calculation, Scraps was to be released in 2021.
However, in early 2018, reports appeared that he could be released in 2019, before his due date. His early release was first hinted at in a 7th season synopsis of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. A later episode of the season featured Scrappy’s mother visiting his bail bondsman, who said that Scrapp could be out by July 2019, as he was at his best behind bars.
His Net Worth
Scrapp Deleon may not have become mainstream with his music, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t earn a lot. He also increases his music earnings with the income from his restaurant and clothing line. His net worth is estimated at $200,000.