PR: Ryan Leslie to Release Les Is More on October 22nd
Courtesy 'Stache Media.
New York, NY - Harvard-educated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur and recording artist Ryan Leslie will release his third studio album, Les Is More on October 22 via NextSelection Lifestyle Group/BDG (BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, a division of SONY Music Entertainment). The first single from the album "Beautiful Lie" featuring Fabolous is being serviced to mixshow radio this week.
Les Is More is the very first rap album from Ryan Leslie, and is the follow up to the Grammy-nominated R&B album Transition released in late 2009. Les Is More is influenced by Leslie's collaborations with top rap artists such as Fabolous and Kanye West, both of whom appear in the video for the autobiographical track "Glory." Leslie was further inspired when he sat in for the recording sessions of the Grammy award-winning album Watch the Throne. "Watching Jay and Ye's creative process further inspired me that rap was the right direction for this album. However, I also knew that a departure from my previous critically acclaimed R&B work would require an even more robust artistic contribution."
Fueled by that challenge, Ryan Leslie created an unprecedented body of work. Along with the music which was written, arranged, produced and performed by Leslie, he also directed and edited a series of music videos to accompany each record. The result, Les Is More is a ground-breaking visual album shot in Paris, Milan, Switzerland, Miami, Las Vegas, and Manhattan that provides a unique and intimate window into Ryan Leslie's life.
Leslie recently sat down with Sirius XM's Sway In The Morning Show to discuss his inspiration for creating a rap album, and performed at the 3-day J&R Musicfest in New York City on August 24. Ryan Leslie will also kick off his world Les Is More Tour in San Francisco on September 18, an electrifying show with live instrumentation and sweeping keyboard solos. Below is a current listing of tour dates and more shows will be announced on LesIsMoreTour.com.
Les Is More Tour Dates
Sep 18 Ruby Skye San Francisco, CA Sep 19 Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA Sep 20 The Cosmopolitan of LV Las Vegas, NV Sep 21 Club Red Tempe, AZ Sep 29 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA Oct 02 Howard Theatre Washington, DC Oct 04 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Oct 05 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA Oct 11 Virgin Mobile Mod Club Toronto, Canada Oct 14 Pavilion (UC Davis) Davis, CA Oct 31 Taksim Bochum, Germany Nov 03 Prime Bielefeld, Germany Nov 04 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, Germany Nov 07 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, Germany Nov 08 Nachtresidenz Düsseldorf, Germany Nov 09 Index Schuttorf, Germany Nov 10 Halle O2 Heidelberg, Germany Nov 14 Gibson Frankfurt Am Main, Germany Nov 15 Backstage Munich, Germany Nov 16 Q Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Nov 17 Grand Casino Basel, Switzerland Nov 20 Le Cabaret Sauvage Paris, France Nov 24 Zapata Stuttgart, Germany
MP3: Phoenix Da Icefire - "The Point of No Return" Ft. Keith Murray & Klashnekoff
Courtesy Tom @ No Cure.
Triple Darkness member Phoenix Da Icefire drops us this hot joint from his album "The Quantum Leap" which features the legendary Keith Murray & Uk's Klashnekoff. This cut features some sick production from Chemo & Phoenix shows us why hes still one to watch with his dope wordplay & delivery. "The Quantum Leap" album also features Ruste Juxx, Kyza, Cyrus Malachi & more, and production comes from Chemo & Beat Butcha. The album can be purchased from the Link Below.
Deep Concepts Media drops its 2nd video from the Opportunity Knox vol 1 EP due out 8/31/2012. Underground Rocks features UG (of the Cella Dwellas) and Rockness (of Heltah Skeltah) over a DJ Supa Dave banger!!!! The Opportunity Knox vol 1 EP features more new music from Joell Ortiz, The kid Daytona, Homeboy Sandman & more.
Shaun Esko a Michigan Native became enthralled with music at an early age motivating him to create his own. He describes his style(s) as a melting pot of hip-hop. Shaun has succeeded in winning high profile music competitions along with being featured on mixtapes with several of hip-hops elite DJ's. His influences are Life, Good music, Liberty, Film and all great artists in every medium.
They're on a boat! Here is Connecticut Hip Hop group Phar-City's new visual for "Y.S.L" (Young Sexy Lady) featuring soulful Grammy-nominated songwriter Kevin Cossom! The video was directed by Latin (@LatinLegend) and the song appears on Phar-City's upcoming album Black Book: The Single Life.
Video: D.Chamberz in ATL, Part 1 w/ Mac Boney, Lil' C, 5ive Mics
D.Chamberz heads down to Atlanta with 5ive Mics to perform at a Grand Hustle Event, hit the studios, and make the rounds. Chamberz meets up with Pimp $quad Click member Mac Boney, Grand Hustle Producer Lil' C, and many more...stay tuned for more videos... Part 2 coming next week. Follow him on twitter @DChamberz_sch
Video: Cynikal f/ Cynthia Erivo - "Won't Let You Down"
Fresh from receiving its nationwide radio premiere on BBC Radio 1 by Jen and Ally last week, fast-rising London rapper/producer Cynikal debuts the brand new music video for his new single “Won’t Let You Down” which features Cynthia Erivo and is taken from his critically acclaimed debut mixtape Breakfast.
Trek Life Update: Acrylick Clothing x Trek Life Contest
Courtesy Press Life.
You see this picture right here? This picture right here? If you want to win autographed copies of Everything Changed Nothing, on both CD and vinyl, go like & share this photo on the Acrylick Clothing Facebook Page.
You'll also recieve an immediate wardrobe upgrade in the form of an Acrylick shirt and hat! One winner will be selected at random on Friday, Aug 31st 2012 at 12PM PST.
This Friday, in San Francisco...
It goes DOWN at Showdown SF (6th & Market). Rocking with the homies from BPOS, as they kick off their Super Hero Pool Party Tour! Peep the invite on FB
Bay Area fam, make sure you cop Everything Changed Nothing from Ameoba SF!