Ryan Leslie Transitions Into New LP This October

Just eight months after his critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut hit stores, XXLMag.com has learned that rising R&B act Ryan Leslie will be dropping his sophomore LP Transition this October.

On Monday night (July 20), hundreds of New Yorkers gathered on 5th avenue at the Diesel Manhattan flagship store for a quick performance by Leslie. He warned the crowd before he started that he would only be performing three songs, ”Never Gonna Break Up”, “Somethin’ That I Like” and “You’re Not My Girl,” all of which are from his new CD.

Leslie’s fans screamed in excitement waiting for him to acknowledge their notes pressed upon the glass. He left the doors of the Diesel store anticipating the crowd that would rush to him as we walked to his SUV.

R-Les is featued in the August ’09 issue of XXL, which is the first annual Hip-Hop Soul Issue. The up-and-coming crooner was picked as one of XXL‘s top 10 R&B artists to look out for in 2010. When asked how he felt about being featured in the issue, Leslie responded, “I’m really honored. “I hope that I really live up to what they say that I am.”

According to Universal, Transition is slated for release on October 13, and will feature a guest spot from Pusha T of the Clipse. The disc’s first single, “You’re Not My Girl” will hit iTunes on July 28th. – Kamaria Gboro

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  • http://youtube.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    I love me some Ryan Leslie, but the rest of them cats is-


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    • joe p

      everyone please dont get it twisted …. this dude is mad talented !!! go on youtube and watch him in the studio … you will be blown away … he can play any instrument known to man … im really diggin this dude

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  • $ykotic

    “This is for the b*tches n*gga.”-50 Cent “I’ll Do Anything”



  • DownSouth

    I’m still bumpin the first CD. Dude is awesome. Lookin forward to the new junt.


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  • GIBZ

    oh ok. I’m def checkin for that his last album was slepped on when it was really good only skipped over one track which is less than I can say for any hip hop artist out. Not only that, like dude said above me, he talented its all raw talent, he plays all the instruements it aint like he sittin in front of a screen pressin buttons for his beats. plus you gotta switch it up, cant listen to rap all the time wtf?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    I thought dude was a football player.

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