Ryan Leslie- Good Girl

Posted by on December 26, 2011

Just a few months ago, a behind-the-scenes production leaked of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s creative process while making, “Watch The Throne.” in Wiltshire, England. While others were watching Kanye and Jay’s every move, I was looking at the other players in the room. Among them were Russell Crow, Beyonce, and Young Guru. Interestingly enough, however, I spotted Ryan Leslie in the video as well.

Last week, Ryan Leslie sat down with AllHipHop.com, and said that while in England, he had the opportunity to sit in on the “Watch The Throne” sessions and was heavily inspired by what he saw. It’s no surprise now, that Ryan is making this kind of music. He has struggled to find his own lane as an artist for years now. The quality of his production, however, has never been in question. Last night, he dropped the third of ten video that will make up the “Les Is More” visual album. It’s a champagne-laden track that has shades of Drake and Kanye West in it. The gold jewelry, black aristocracy lines, the whole nine.

The video was not received well by his fans, and in typical Ryan Leslie fashion, he issued a detailed response to those who had negative things to say about the video in question. I’m on the fence. I think it’s good that Ryan Leslie is getting edgier. He needs to evolve. If he doesn’t, he risks no longer being relevant. I can’t make up my mind on this one, so I’d like you to make it up for me. Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below. Should Ryan Leslie continue in this lane, or should he go back to his old neo-soul-I-made-a-perfect-SAT-grade-and-went-to-harvard image?

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