Dubstep, RnB | Ryan Leslie Ft. Cassie & Fabolous – Addiction (Phazz Remix)

Posted by on July 12, 2013


Thanks to A, I have become a sucker for Ryan Leslie tracks, but just because I’m biased doesn’t mean this remix from Phazz won’t be one of the sexiest remixes you will listen to all weekend. Of all the artists on this track, Cassie’s comes in the most beautiful on this remix. Phazz did something different than I am use to hearing on instrumentals. He added a bit more bass, giving it a deep Dubstep vibe to back the R&B.


Free Download: Ryan Leslie ft. Cassie & Fabolous – Addiction (Phazz Remix)

Hip-Hop, Videos | Ryan Leslie- Rain In Australia (Live In Sydney)

Posted by on June 8, 2012

“Vindication as I’m stuntin on these nay-sayer. They should learn to hate the game instead of hatin’ players.”

Ryan Leslie’s achilles heel is not that he lacks the talent, it’s that he’s a jack of all trades. When you’re as smart as Ryan Leslie, you often condition yourself to operate under the assumption that you can do many things above average. Those who would defend Ryan Leslie would accuse me of putting him in a box. What I’m positing is that it’s obvious that Ryan Leslie has a very large ego which does not allow him to focus on doing what he does best, which is producing music. Whether the new direction that he’s taken proves to be right or wrong, he will never achieve the status that he deserves until he focuses on what’s most important, which is delivering a certified hit.


Hip-Hop | Ryan Leslie- Rain In Australia (Video)

Posted by on May 9, 2012

“It’s warm when it’s cold, cold when it’s hot. You can feel it when it’s real and you know when it’s not.”

What in the world is going on. Listen, Ryan Leslie is a musical genius. I love everything he puts out. This though… this is just plain bad. This is almost as bad as something an average white rapper would send me in an e-mail blast. And the hook. What is going on with that sub-part auto-tuned mickey mouse making in rain in the club all night hook. It’s horrendous. It’s a dark day for Ryan Leslie fans, but the night is darkest just before the dawn. I’m just not sure the dawn is coming for Ryan Leslie “Les is More” album. Yikes… 


Hip-Hop | Ryan Leslie ft. Fabolous- Beautiful Lie (Remix)

Posted by on March 17, 2012

The big homey, Ryan Leslie, is back at it again. This time, he’s recruited Fabolous to add a verse to his first single, “Beautiful Lie” off his forthcoming “Les Is More” album dropping this summer. Uncharacteristically, Ryan recently opted to shed his previous Harvard pedigree for a more impetuous one, throwing caution to the wind with his new persona despite speaking to disadvantaged chillens’ in Harlem above.

In his newest “Swiss Francs”, which he premiered in the clip above, he raps with Ryan-Leslie-esque brovado: “My passport is stamped out, I need some pages. When I die they gon’ act out my life on movie stages. Got a hired gun motto is protect the chief, keep these haters from schemin’ on this patek philippe.” Hopefully, he won’t be needing to use his newly acquired fire power anytime soon. “Les Is More” is coming soon.


Videos | Ryan Leslie- 5 Minute Freshen Up

Posted by on January 18, 2012

Just like that, the Harvard educated Ryan Leslie is back with another video. Nobody, and I mean nobody touches his video game. Evan Rodgers and his Next Selection staff are always on their game. I’m not easily impressed, and his videos always impress me. Ryan’s visual, “Les Is More” album is on the way!

Videos | 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?

Albums, Hip-Hop, Videos | Ryan Leslie- Beautiful Life (Video)

Posted by on November 30, 2011

As promised, Ryan Leslie takes us to Paris with sidechick ladyfriend in toe. There’s been considerable debate about Ryan Leslie’s skills as a MC, but from this track alone it’s apparent that he’s stepped up his lyrical content. “Beautiful Lie” serves as the first of eight promotional visuals that Ryan will drop leading up to his “Les Is More” project. Although there’s no date yet, this is a body of work I’m excited to hear in its totality. Ryan Leslie used to be the underdog, Ralph Macchio. Now you see him stuntin’ in the club with a Versace hoe. That’s what a degree from Harvard gets you. You don’t hear me though.

DOWNLOAD: Ryan Leslie- Beautiful Lie

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