(PRWEB) December 16, 2004
Few R&B artists have a Harvard Degree as pedigree, experience creating tracks for Bad Boy Entertainment, Usher, Britney Spears and Beyonce, and then are able to successfully transfer to the role of Âartist.Â Ryan Leslie has drawn comparisons to Pharrell Williams and R. Kelly for his ability to write, produce and perform. His passion for his craft has impressed label executives from Antonio ÂLAÂ Reid (Def Jam) to Tommy Mottola (Casablanca/Universal) to Sean ÂP-DiddyÂ Combs (Bad Boy/Universal) who have all solicited music from him for their top stars.
Ryan has been performing songs from his promotional CD, ÂThe Talented Mr. LeslieÂ, at public and private events across the U.S. and overseas, generating industry anticipation and public excitement for his first album release scheduled for 2005. After his recent performance at the S.H.I.N.E. benefit in NYC, guest of honor Damon Dash of Roc-a-Fella records went out of his way to commend RyanÂs performance stating, ÂIÂve been around artists and I work with them every dayÂ youÂve got something special, I had to recognize that.Â Add his natural good looks and charm, reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and the infamous ÂRat PackÂ era Â R&BÂs ÂRenaissance ManÂ has officially arrived.
To quote one of RyanÂs many supporters, Usher, ÂYou are doing your thing, I want to see you blow up, I want to see you make it all the way to the topÂ make it happenÂ show these kids how to do itÂ Â For Ryan, ÂI like to be a player, not a spectatorÂ and as Orator of his Harvard Graduation Class he inspired the worldÂs finest students with ÂFollow your dreams! It is when you find your passion, the best is always demanded of you Â not by the expectations of others, but by the bidding of your heart!Â
Ryan is on an insiderÂs track to pre-stardom. His next appearance will be on January 18th in New York City at ÂYIN YANGÂ, a unique format for content filled and inspiring evenings of whatÂs new, whatÂs hot and what matters that is taking NYÂers in the know by storm. Ryan obviously fits into all these categories in the realm of music. His soul filled, nurturing lyrics will introduce nutritionist to the stars and longevity coach Oz Garcia. In this case, more than one soul will be fed. To participate in this event, and meet Ryan Leslie on stage, please contact The Art Alliance at 212-274-1704.