The Full Wiki

More info on Lil Ru

Lil Ru: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lil Ru
Birth name Sylvester Samuels
Origin Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2001–present
Labels Def Jam Recordings, Presidential Ent.
Associated acts TK N Cash, No Joke Records

Sylvester Samuels better known by his stage name Lil Ru, is an American rapper from Columbia, South Carolina currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. His debut album, 21 & Up was released on August 25, 2009. The Ridgeway native was 16 when he made his professional foray into the music business. Inspired by New Orleans’ innovative Cash Money Crew, Ru began making a name for himself on his local music scene, doing live shows and pressing up his own CDs. His hard-hitting lyrics and entrepreneurial spirit caught the attention of fellow South Carolinian Angie Stone. Shortly after the neo-soul songstress helped him secure a deal with Elektra Records, Ru found himself unsigned again, among the artists lost in the shuffle after the label merged with Atlantic Records. Music fans first got a taste of Ru’s wrath on his 2001 debut single “Will Destroy.” The buzz on the promising new lyricist continued with the release of his 2002 follow up, “Shawty What You Doin’.” Both songs reached the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and helped land him at his next label home, Capitol Records. Samuels was recently arrested on charges of possession of marijuana.

Contents

Studio albums

Charts

Billboard

Album Chart Peak position
21 & Up Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 36[1]

References

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message