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Ryan Leslie Responds to $1M Laptop Lawsuit Ruling

November 30th, 2012 | By TY

Transcript:

“As you may or may not know – in 2010, somebody stole all my music from me out the back of a black Mercedes-Benz when I was in Cologne, Germany. Initially I put a reward of $20,000 if they’d just give my backpack back – and when it never returned, I upped the reward to $1MM because that music was absolutely everything to me, it was everything, it was my life, it was everything, I upped it to $1MM.

Eventually, somebody did actually return my backpack to me – and when I plugged in that hard drive to access everything that I had lost, the music just wasn’t there. The hard drive wouldn’t mount. I couldn’t access anything – and a year later, that same gentleman (I don’t know if it’s because he misunderstood what the million dollars was for) … he filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in New York City, demanding that I pay $1MM for music that I never got back.

And yesterday (and the reason why I’m on the front page of the news today) everyone thought I was just a cheapskate or something like that – a jury of my peers, 8 people, they looked me in my face and told me I had to pay this man $1MM for music I never got back.

And so I woke up today to get me some orange juice, man, and the lady who works at the deli was like ‘aw man – you’re the guy on the front page of the paper today!’ and I looked at the headline. It said ‘Rap Weasel…’

Yo – hahahaa, that’s like my twin brother – somebody said ‘Swizzy!’

So listen, man – music always comes from a place of inspiration and I gotta tell ya’ll – never have I been more inspired than when I lost everything then to try to make the most incredible album I could possibly make and for the last two years I invested every single penny, every dollar I had, to make the most incredible artistic offering I possibly could and on October 22nd it came out. It’s my album. It’s called ‘Les Is More.’

And despite what the jury said, that million dollar reward is still out there for anybody who can return all my compositions to me. That’s why I never took the video off of YouTube. I never got anything back, but luckily God blessed me with talent and I could make some of the music over again, you know what I’m saying?

So I appreciate each and everyone of y’all for your support tonight and for the future ’cause we gonna keep making this music and we gonna try to work something out with my man over in Germany – maybe he misunderstood – but this is a record off that album.”

LYRICS

She want that 5 minute freshen up
You tried to holla, homie, but you wasn’t fresh enough
That’s how I know I’m a professional

BRIDGE

I’m livin’ good – but don’t get it confused
As a titan, I had to get used to bein’ sued
Don’t believe everything you read in the f*ckin’ news
‘Cause these haters’ll really prefer to see you lose

Don’t believe everything you read in the f*ckin’ news
‘Cause these haters’ll really prefer to see you lose

These haters’ll really prefer to see you lose

Break it down

Don’t believe everything you read in the f*ckin’ news
‘Cause these haters’ll really prefer to see you lose
They cheerin’ but really prefer to see you boo’d
That’s why I don’t give no comment in these interviews
I’m good – I just handle my business
Credit score is amazin’, homie, God as my witness
Yeah – thou shall not test
You a make-believe monster, homie, you Loch Ness
And you missed the damn train, man, you got left
You ain’t even in the game screamin’ you got next
Please – you got lawyers, homie? I got lawyers too
I might let my lawyers lose a f*ckin case or two
And on top of my lawyers, I got a loyal crew
Who roll with hammers and cameras that be recordin’ you!

Ladies and gentlemen, my lawyer, Mr. David Destefano.

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Guitar: Gabe Lambirth
Drums: Keith McCray
Bass: John Young

Camera Operator: Omeez Jones
Backline Tech: Eric Parker

Admin: Isaias Fret & Conrad Robinson

Ryan Leslie Talks About Working With Kanye West and Performs “Christian Dior Denim Flow”

October 27th, 2012 | By TY

Ryan Leslie Talks About Working With Kanye West and Performs “Christian Dior Denim Flow”

Ryan Leslie – Maybachs & Diamonds (Official Music Video)

October 22nd, 2012 | By TY


Finally R-Les drops the official video for Maybachs & Diamonds. No Rick Ross on this one. Rozay’s label probably got too greedy on the publishing.

The sixth in a series of 10 videos making up the “LES IS MORE” visual album – in stores in the US on October 22nd (click to buy http://bit.ly/Q7tlmI) and in Europe on October 26th (click to buy http://amzn.to/PKifaL).

Ryan Leslie – Dress You To Undress You (Official Music Video)

September 26th, 2012 | By TY

The fifth in a series of 10 videos making up the “LES IS MORE” visual album – in stores in the US on October 22nd and in Europe on October 26th.

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LYRICS:

DRESS YOU TO UNDRESS YOU (R. Leslie)

INTRO
I only dress you to undress you babe
Let me strip you of your labels
Then I wanna lay you down
Said I dress you
To undress you

VERSE 1
She’s so original, no father to her style
I’ma put in the work and be the father to her smile tho
So photogenic when she flash them pearly whites
I do it for the money, man, she do it for the lights (lights, lights, lights)
Chrome on the heel, Audemars on the wrist
Yea that’s my Audemars but she keep me on time
Got a 9 can’t be late reservation to the Ritz
I’m in my Louis cape on my Andre Leon grind, that’s Vogue, homie
Straight out the pages of the mag
She won’t remove them heels man she wear ’em tho it hurts
She tryna see Chanel double CC’s on the bag
I’m tryna see what’s under that Herve Leger skirt
And so I pull it up – she says she’s comin’ down
She ridin’ shotty in my 72 Ferrari Dino, yea she’s my Bonnie
She got that fashion on her mind
Pretend it’s February, let me be your Valentino
(I dress you to undress you)

CHORUS
Cause I only dress you to undress you (take them clothes off)
Girl, I only dress you to undress you (take them clothes off)
I just wanna strip all your labels from you (t-t-t-take them clothes off)
Cause girl, I only dress you to undress you

VERSE 2
It’s time for chapter two – we headed to Milan
We in that charter plane she got nothin’ but panties on
Another glass of chardonnay, now that should do the trick
Damn, look at my life such a Helmut Newton flick!
A picture perfect print, Balenciaga jeans
Multi-colored bills switch it up from countin’ green
Man, I’m such a fiend – this is psychedelic loot
I’m countin’ 20 stacks in this Pignatelli suit
My ‘Diamond Girl’ – she loves the way the precious stones adorn
And accessorize the fashionable clothes that’s worn
And when she moves she’s an aphrodisiac
And I complete the circle ’cause I’m everything she lacks
And when it starts to rain, that’s the time I’m goin’ in
I take her zig-zaggin’ underneath Missoni throws
She’s soaking wet, I rip the fabric from her skin
And let it fall – ’cause after all it’s only clothes
(I dress you to undress you)

CHORUS

VAMP
And as she applies the red to her lip
What’s she do it for? She do it for the lights (lights, lights, lights…)
She got that new Hermes bag on her hip
What’s she do it for? She do it for the lights (lights, lights, lights…)
In that Tom Ford dress as she’s dancin’
What’s she do it for? She do it for the lights (lights, lights, lights…)
What you talkin for? You don’t even really stand a chance, man
What’s she do it for? She do it for the lights (lights, lights, lights…)

CHORUS

Guitar: Chris Morgan
Camera: Evan Rogers (Documentary Footage), Armen Djerrahian (Performance)

Shot on location during a whirlwind trip that included stops at the Ritz and Crillon Hotels in Paris and the Armani club in Milan.

Ryan Leslie – Accident Murderers (Remix) ft Nas & Rick Ross (Audio)

June 26th, 2012 | By TY


Ryan Leslie – Accident Murderers (Remix) ft Nas & Rick Ross (Audio)

Ryan Leslie – Joan of Arc (Live in Seattle)

May 30th, 2012 | By TY

Ryan Leslie – Joan of Arc (Live in Seattle)

Ryan Leslie – Rain in Australia (Promo Video)

May 8th, 2012 | By TY


Ryan Leslie – Rain in Australia (Promo Video)
Buy tix for Sydney (May 25) here: http://bit.ly/KOwdiH
Buy tix for Melbourne (May 27) here: http://bit.ly/LK1Lfa

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“Rain In Australia” (R. Leslie)

Lookin’ out at my city I just can’t help but wonder
How I made it to the top and kept from going under
I’m eating every day and still I got that hunger
Play these keys, wear these shades – word to Stevie Wonder
I started from the bottom – not a pot to piss in
Now I’m applauded, I outsmarted the competition
And being rich was a by-product and not the mission
Know my ticket price is high, it costs a lot to listen
25th I’m at the Metro Theatre in Sydney
I ain’t flyin out alone I got my homies with me
You see the way we move under sparkler’s light
What’s worse on you Aussie girls – the bark or the bite?
I’ma find out – Melbourne at Alumbra
Finna taste it for myself, I’m going down under
And you can’t help the way you scream, I’m bringin the thunder
Bringin the thunder

And we gon’ make it rain
all night
Make it rain in Australia, yeah
all night
And we gon’ make it rain
all night
Make it rain in Australia, yeah
all night

I’m addicted to winning, she’s addicted to winners
Heard the season’s opposite in the summer it’s winter
It’s warm when it’s cold, cold when it’s hot
You can feel it when it’s real and you know when it’s not
I’m the real deal baby keep the cameras on
Out at Bondi Beach I’ve seen some amazons
Looking good – you’re a good look
But what’s under the surface, hope you’re a good cook
I’m speaking to your heart, can you feed my mind?
Top back – see the stars when the seats recline
On the way to the after-party at Marquee
Pardon me

I’m finna make it rain
all night
Make it rain in Australia, yeah
all night
I’m finna make it rain
all night
Make it rain in Australia, yeah
all night

@RyanLeslie – 5 Minute Freshen Up (Official Music Video)

March 21st, 2012 | By TY


Ryan Leslie – 5 Minute Freshen Up (Official Music Video)
The fourth in a series of 10 videos making up the “LES IS MORE” visual album.
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