You may not be too familiar with Ryan Leslie, but you are most definitely familiar with his music. Anthony Ryan Leslie, 30, hails from Washington, DC. Founder of the marketing and media company NextSelection, Leslie is best known for his production work with NextSelection/Bad Boy/Atlantic and is the hit-maker behind so many artists. His muse, Cassie, had the number 1 single in the country with Me & You. Leslie's production history spans several contemporary music genres, including hip hop, R&B, pop, gospel, and dancehall. Production credits include Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Cassie, JoJo, Danity Kane, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Katharine McPhee, New Edition, Latif, Megan Rochell, M. Pokora, LL Cool J. He is currently in the studio working with Usher. His style is classically contemporary. That's why I like him. His sound reminds of times spent with my brothers, so listening to his grooves gives me comfort.
Leslie is finally releasing his sophomore self-titled album after several times being pushed back last year on February 10th. All of the songs on the album was produced by him. The man is a beast. Here are a few tracks from the LP that will definitely feed into the appetite. His album combines the sounds of Pharell, Prince, and Maroon 5. HOT! and his BASS LINE! YES!!!! AHHHH!! Lol
LiSTEN/DOWNLOAD : YOU'RE FLY, VALENTINE, and GiBBiRiSH
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for my brothers and Joy