Aristos Petrou is an American rapper and musical artist. He is better known by his stage name Ruby Da Cherry. In 2014, he formed the rap group Suicideboys (stylised spelling: $UICIDEBOY$) along with his cousin Scott Arceneaux Jr. (stage name: Suicide Christ or $lick or $crim). A native of New Orleans, Aristos was deeply influenced by the rich musical culture of his city and was inspired to make music at an early age. However, his youth was marked by drug addiction and poverty. His circumstances deeply influenced his music. After forming Suicideboys, Ruby De Cherry and Suicide Christ have released over 40 projects, including multiple mixtapes and extended plays. They put out their music through G59 Records. Ruby Da Cherry is quite popular on social media. He has over 814 thousand followers on Instagram and more than 214 thousand followers on Twitter. Besides Ruby Da Cherry, he has several other stage names, including $uicide Leopard and Oddy Nuff da Snow Leopard.
In 2013, Aristos graduated college and his parents bought him a Canon T3I camera as a graduation present. He had edited videos before but did not know how to do it properly. So, he started using Scott as a test subject. Scott was making mixtapes at the time for fun and making beats for other artists
This was how their collaboration began. Scott would create side projects and Aristos would later modify them. In time, he became confident about his rapping. He asked Scott if he would record him. Scott agreed and in 2014, they formed the Sucideboys.
They released their first mixtape, ‘KILL YOURSELF Part I: THE $UICIDE $AGA’, in 2014 and have since released 19 more Kill Yourself mixtapes. They debuted on the Billboard Top R & B / hip-hop album charts with their 2016 mixtape ‘Radical $uicide’. The album ranked 17th on the chart and was one of their most successful works to date. Some of their most popular tracks are ‘Paris’, ‘Dead Batteries’, ‘Magazine’, ‘2nd Hand’ and ‘O Pana!’. In late 2017, they were supposed to put out their debut album ‘I Do not Wanna Die in New Orleans’ but it has since been postponed.
Their music has been categorized as dark trap. Some of the most common themes of their music are depression, suicide, and death. In late 2015, the Suicideboys joined Greyscale Tour along with Rvmirxz, Black Smurf, and Jgrxxn. In early 2016, they joined Pouya, Fat Nick, Germ and other artists in $outh $ide $uicide Tour. The Suicideboys are immensely popular in Europe. They have performed at the Splash! festival in Germany; the Woo Hah! Festival in the Netherlands; and the Blockfest in Tampere, Finland.
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Aristos was born on April 22, 1989, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Little to no information is available about his family beyond the fact that Scott’s mother and his mother are sisters. He grew up listening to rap but at some point, he had to give it up as his parents thought it was influencing him in a bad way. As a result, he switched to punk rock. He has since admitted that it was even worse. He eventually got back to listening to rap. Scott introduced him to the new school of rap.
At the age of seven, he began making music. He started playing the violin and then switched to the drums when he was ten years old. By the time he was 13, he had joined a band, in which he played the guitar, piano, and bass. He was part of punk bands, metal bands, and emo bands before the formation of the Suicideboys. Ruby Da Cherry has claimed that being part of Suicideboys is much less stressful than being a member of a band.
Aristos was the only kid in his group who smoked crack cocaine just for fun. He is also a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’. He is a fan of Batman and Star Wars. He collects action figures.