Rocking a rather distressed jean jacket, Ryan Leslie arrives this morning to make you a relative expert on his new album Transition, with this episode of “The 5.”
Leslie came up through the Bad Boy camp, writing songs for Cassie, Cherie Denis and Danity Kane. But this year he’s made a name for himself as a solo artist, and a prolific one at that. Transition, released last month, is his second full-length of 2009, following up his self-titled debut.
In this edition of “The 5,” Leslie talks about the globetrotting recording sessions that produced Transition, the role his love-life played in the writing process, the how and the why of all the music videos he shot for the album, and much more.
Check out the in-depth chat with Ryan Leslie below.