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Ryan Leslie

  • Ryan Leslie [Casablanca/Universal/Motown, 2009] ***
  • Transition [Casablanca/Universal/Motown, 2009] *

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Ryan Leslie [Casablanca/Universal/Motown, 2009]
Thinking man's romantic makes intelligent beats sound easy ("Diamond Girl," "Gibberish"). ***

Transition [Casablanca/Universal/Motown, 2009]
Bland can be a virtue in r&b this fine-tuned, only don't get too caught up in it ("Never Gonna Break Up," "You're Not My Girl"). *