Ryan Leslie, The New King Of R&B?

 |  October 27, 2009
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Maybe a bold statement, but in this humble blogger’s opinion Ryan Leslie is the most talented artist in R&B right now.  Remember that I said he is the most talented, not necessarily the most famous.  This guy writes and produces all of his own stuff.  Ryan isn’t just some entertainer that sings, and dances.  He is an ARTIST.  I just don’t think anyone can match his sound/intangibles.  I can’t put my finger on it, but I think Ryan represents a sophistication that we maybe haven’t seen in R&B.  The guy is a freakin child prodigy.  I believe that he graduated from Harvard when he was 19!  I want you guys to listen to some songs that have really forced Ryan onto my radar.  “Addiction” ft Cassie & Fabolous, “Something That I Like” ft Pusha T (off Transition), “You’re Not My Girl” (off Transition), “I Know Remix” ft Bluey Robinson , and “Never Gonna Break Up” (off Transition).

With songs like “Something That I Like” & the “I Know Remix” Ryan isn’t even singing, he’s rapping.  He obviously raps in  very commercial tone, but like I mentioned earlier he just just it in a sophisticated manner.  I believe that Ryan is actually producing a super group album consisting of himself, Fabolous & Ne-Yo, which should be interesting to say the least.  Ultimately my point is that Ryan Leslie is a name you should get familiar with.  He can literally do it all.  Rap, sing & produce.  The dude is a composer more than anything else.  I just get these gut feelings about certain artists, and I honestly feel like Ryan has the potential to be around this business for a long time.  I mean he’s already been here for a minute.  The whole reason Cassie even has a career is because of his work with her.  He’s been more behind the scenes, but now his time has come for the center stage.  Transistion hits stores November 3rd.  I highly recommend that you pick up a copy.  Cop two leaks below.  “Never Gonna Break Up” is so ill, it’s pretty much is the reason I forced myself to do this post.

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“Never Gonna Break Up”- Ryan Leslie

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“Is It Real Love”- Ryan Leslie

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  • http://www.ihiphop.com/youngmeaz young215

    You know what… I will check him out… Cuz I remember b4 Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape drop, and your post was simple ” This is kinda epic”… I was shock so I copt it and you was right..
    What I’m trying to say is… I trust your musical taste… except for Gucci Mane…
    >>>>>>>>>> Young Dolo…..http://www.youtube.com/TheStreetFiles…… Get @ Me!!!