it may be that his “daddy was a poet” as he explains on “Burgundy”, an anxious and self-immolating song from Doris, or that his way with phrasing seems unique for a 19-year-old. (or an any-year-old for that matter.) but lately it seems like the media has taken to using earl sweatshirt quotes as pieces of journalism in themselves.
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On Thursday, May 31, 2012, Ryan Leslie gave a performance at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY for “Step Into The Black,” an event hosted by Fader and Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum. Nick Catchdubs provided DJ sets for the night. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.