Ryan Leslie

Is Ryan Leslie A Great Rapper? Check His “5 Minute Freshen Up”


Grammy-nominated producer/artist Ryan Leslie just released a new video for “5 Minute Freshen Up”, part of his new visual album, Les Is More.

It was in 2006 that we first heard about Ryan Leslie through his production work on Cassie’s first and biggest hit to date, “Me & U”. In 2008, his in-the-studio vlogs on YouTube showcasing his production and artist talents began to surface, and in 2009, he released his eponymous debut album. The album spawned three singles, “Diamond Girl”, “Addiction” and “How It Was Supposed To Be”. Later that year, he returned with his sophomore effort, Transition.

In his latest projects, Leslie seems to be more focused on rapping and musicianship than his signature singing. He mentioned on record with AllHipHop.com in recent months that he was working on an all-rap album. The question remains: do fans really want to hear Ryan Leslie rapping on an entire album?

According to Leslie, Les Is More will be released one single at a time – both musically and visually – over the course of 2012.

  • This cat annoys me so bad. He should not rap. He is horrible. 

  • Apollo Showtime

    He’s definitely nerdy as hell, but if you watch his youtube videos, his talent is UNDENIABLE, he’s winning without hardly trying.

  • Weedras

    eehhhh…. atleast he’s bars and flow above Souljah boy…

  • rep87

    This dude has alot of work before you can call him great ! Ahh has a habit of putting up feather weight artist and try and compare them to ICONS of R&B AND RAP !

  • $18592567

    some niggaz should be humble. Poppin’ shit don’t work for him, cuz his aura too goofy.