Sylvester Samuels better known by his stage name Lil Ru, is an American rapper from Columbia, South Carolina currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. Music fans first heard him on his 2001 debut single Will Destroy. He then released 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.
In 2007 Capitol released the Don’t I Look Good, which included hit song I’m Spinnin’ It. Both singles flooded the South with much praise.
Ru’s seductive street single, “Nasty Song” was all it took for him to step into the spotlight.
He has worked with artists such as Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pastor Troy, Travis Porter, Gucci Mane, Cy Hi The Prince, Gorilla Zoe, Angie Stone, Yung Joc, Freeway, TK N Cash, Dirty Dave, King Killumbia & more
2015 SCMA - Album of the Year
2009 SCMA - Male Hip-Hop Artist of the Year & Single of the Year
2008 SCMA - Male Hip-Hop Artist of the Year & Single of the Year