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.