I met Ryan Leslie about 5 years ago in passing while waiting for the elevator at The W hotel in Washington D.C. He actually stopped to acknowledge me, which was totally unexpected and pretty dope. I had already respected his grind and talent years prior to that encounter, but something about his humbleness that night stuck with me. Just thought I’d share.

The Wonderful Ones is Mr. Leslie’s latest offering, which seems to be more homage to whomever his current interest is. Given his taste in women, we’ll just go ahead and presume it’s within his realm to court the lovely Daniela Braga. Either way, The Wonderful Ones sports a nice instrumental and a story line that doesn’t at all fall short of interesting.

Consistency has been key to the success of Ryan’s self-fulfilled independence, and we’ve got nothing but respect for him. Share and enjoy!

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