Ryan Leslie – R&B’S Renaissance Man Transformed his Harvard Diploma Into a Fast Track Musical Empire

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In the past year since breaking onto the scene, R&B Singer/ Producer Ryan Leslie has produced and written songs for Bad Boy Entertainment, Usher, Britney Spears, Beyonce; the industryÂ?s finest. Now, he has moved from behind the scenes and has stepped forward with his own promotional CD, Â?The Talented Mr. LeslieÂ?, garnering industry acclaim and anticipation for his album release in 2005. Ryan is on the move Â? Look out!

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 “artist.” 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 “LA” Reid (Def Jam) to Tommy Mottola (Casablanca/Universal) to Sean “P-Diddy” Combs (Bad Boy/Universal) who have all solicited music from him for their top stars.

Ryan has been performing songs from his promotional CD, “The Talented Mr. Leslie”, 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 Ryan’s performance stating, “I’ve been around artists and I work with them every day…you’ve got something special, I had to recognize that.” Add his natural good looks and charm, reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and the infamous “Rat Pack” era – R&B’s “Renaissance Man” has officially arrived.

To quote one of Ryan’s many supporters, Usher, “You are doing your thing, I want to see you blow up, I want to see you make it all the way to the top…make it happen…show these kids how to do it…” For Ryan, “I like to be a player, not a spectator” and as Orator of his Harvard Graduation Class he inspired the world’s finest students with “Follow your dreams! It is when you find your passion, the best is always demanded of you – not by the expectations of others, but by the bidding of your heart!”

Ryan is on an insider’s track to pre-stardom. His next appearance will be on January 18th in New York City at “YIN YANG”, a unique format for content filled and inspiring evenings of what’s new, what’s hot and what matters that is taking NY’ers 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.


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