Deeby Macc

Deeby Macc (real name: Daryl Brandon Macdonald) is an American superstar rapper from L.A. with a criminal past. He served two prison sentences as an ex-gang member who had committed gun and drug offenses.

He plays into the story because of his supposed interest in Lula Landry. The press and the public swoon over the possibility of Macc and Lula becoming romantically entangled — he mentions her in a few of his songs and he refers to her as his “ideal woman and soul mate,” but the two never actually meet. His record company rents the flat beneath Lula Landry’s, but he arrives on the night that Lula dies and he stays at Claridges instead of the flat.

The Cuckoo’s Calling is dedicated “to the real Deeby.” Who could this be?