Extremely underrated artist, producer, songwriter and one who understands what this new music game is about — giving your fans what they want.

Make it personal, connect with them –don’t worry about those on the outside, keep doing what you do, being true to yourself and they’ll come around too.  Check him out for yourself.

From his bio:

An exceptionally shrewd producer, songwriter, performer, businessman, and self-promoter — he hired someone to film nearly all of his activities, which were diligently edited and uploaded to YouTube — Ryan Leslie began making music as a teenager, scored a perfect 1600 on his SATs before he was old enough to drive, and graduated from Harvard at the age of 19. He got a foothold in the music industry within four years of graduation; by the end of 2005, he had written and/or produced tracks for 702, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Carl Thomas, and New Edition, and an album of his own was completed but shelved. A year later, he was the architect behind Cassie’s “Me&U,” a number one R&B single that also reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100; Cassie’s subsequent album, produced almost entirely by Leslie, narrowly missed the top of both the Billboard 200 and R&B/hip-hop albums charts. Leslie then recorded another album of his own, which was scheduled for a mid-2008 release date. “Diamond Girl,” its lead single, debuted on the charts earlier in the year. Source

“How it Was Supposed To Be” This version is sick.

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More from Ryan after the jump.

“Just Right” (Just Right/Island/2005)

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Ryan Leslie Plays Over “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne on SIRIUS

“Diamond Girl”