Producer: Ryan Leslie - FULL, HQ, 1st Single off upcoming album, Les Is More*TIBS FAV.™
Ryan Leslie was out in Paris recently and provided the lucky fans over there with the world premiere of the Les Is More first single "Beautiful Lie". Fortunately though, R-Les flexes his 'social media entrepreneur' muscles by documenting the entire performance and sharing it for everyone to see on RyanLeslieTV. Now, I gotta say I am really vibing with "Beautiful Lie" - a borderline all-caps fav, in fact. The production is crazy, even for those R-Les fans out there who expect his productions to be crazy. That will probably be the first thing you notice but outside of that, Leslie kills it on the vocals. His delivery, especially, is on point and I sense that all this time in the studio with Kanye West is rubbing off on R-Les because there are moments in the first verse and definitely in the chorus that remind me of 'Ye's delivery. I don't see it as biting, but influenced (like the way he holds the end of some words, for instance) since R-Les definitely has his own flavor too. My Kanye connection may also be helped by the line 'put your hands in the skyyy' on the chorus, very similar to that of "Good Life" (<--- note what version I picked). All that aside though, I appreciate everything about "Beautiful Lie" - a song that I'll be bumpin' in the rotation starting today. You can too by downloading the audio rip above as well (in this case, more is more!).
Down below is part 1 of a brand new batch of downloads I have been working on this morning. I broke this batch down for the R&B/pop fans, but first, check out Chicago hip hop artist ATM with a track that has more of an R&B feel to it: "Your Body's Calling" f/ Justin Ruff. The concept is carried out by the track's brightest spot - a dope chorus by Justin Ruff. It is also the first preview of what to come on the upcoming DJ Sean Mac-hosted mixtape, The Unbearable Appetite so check that one out before moving on to new mp3s from the likes of Ginuwine, a fav. from Sterling Simms, Jay Sean, a couple of new Pitbull collabs with Chris Brown and Akon, Kelly Rowland, and Natasha Bedingfield! Enjoy!