Ryan Leslie

Apr
19
Video: Ryan Leslie – ‘Glory’

Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie hits the studio in the video for “Glory,” a cut off his upcoming album Les Is More, due July 4. In the dramatic black-and-white clip, the R&B maestro gets emotional and vulnerable, spitting about the hardships of being an underrated musician in between footage of him performing overseas. Watch the Harvard grad tell it from the heart.

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Apr
13
New Music: Fabolous f/ Ne-Yo & Ryan Leslie – ‘Look at Her (Killin’ ‘Em Part 2)’

Ne-Yo, Fabolous, and Ryan Leslie

Fabolous kills ‘em softly on the remix to “You Be Killin’ ‘Em” featuring Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie. The trio re-recorded the TINC2 mixtape hit into a soulful version for Fab’s new mixtape The S.O.U.L. Tape, due April 21. Listen to them go in for the kill.

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Apr
12
Fabolous Records ‘You Be Killin’ ‘Em’ Sequel with Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie

Ne-Yo, Fabolous, and Ryan Leslie

Fabolous’ massacre continues. The Brooklyn rapper hit the studio with Ne-Yo and Ryan Leslie to record a soulful sequel to his There Is No Competition 2 mixtape hit “You Be Killin’ ‘Em” called “Look at Her (Killin’ ‘Em Part 2).” Get a taste of the new version from Fab’s The S.O.U.L. Tape, due April 21, which serves as a prequel to his next studio album Loso’s Way 2.

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Mar
16
New Music: Ryan Leslie – ‘Joan of Arc’

Joan of Arc

Ryan Leslie takes it way back on his new song “Joan of Arc,” expected to be included on his third album Les Is More. The singer-songwriter laments living life as a player, rapping over burning synthesizers about how hooking up with a slew of girls has its consequences.

“I took a chance on romance, I loved you/ And now that it burns, still I yearn to touch you,” he sings on the chorus, flipping back to rhyming on the verses.

Dip into the past on the latest from R-Les.

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Jun
24
Ryan Leslie Shines Bright in New York

Ryan Leslie

There were a lot of lights at Ryan Leslie’s Bowery Ballroom shows, held on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York City. Yet the blinding effects were simply no match for the wattage of Ryan’s hyper set. Fans chose the set list as the newly independent artist (he recently split from Universal Motown), decked out in black, accompanied a five-piece band, back-up singers, and a voice vocoder during his performance.

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Jun
21
Ryan Leslie Prepares to Turn the Lights On at NYC Shows

Ryan Leslie

Fans of multi-talented singer Ryan Leslie may have to wear sunglasses while attending his show this week at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The Harvard grad has been hard at work preparing a light spectacle for the June 22 and June 23 dates.

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Dec
28
Ryan Leslie Doesn’t Fret Over Grammy Shutout

Ryan Leslie

The-Dream expressed his dismay after his latest album Love vs. Money was shut out of the 2010 Grammy nominations. Another critically praised album, Ryan Leslie’s self-titled debut, was also absent from the list, but the Harvard grad is taking it all in stride.

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