Anthony "Ryan" Leslie was born September 25, 1978 in Washington, D. An exceptionally shrewd producer, songwriter, performer, businessman and self-promoter, he once hired someone to film nearly all of his activities, which were meticulously edited and uploaded to You Tube.
Founder of the media company Next Selection Lifestyle Group, Leslie has produced singles for a number of artists in a variety of genres, ranging from R&B/hip-hop to pop to gospel. He scored a perfect 1600 on his SATs before he was old enough to drive and graduated from Harvard at the age of 19.
DC native Ryan Leslie is one of the more intriguing hip-hop/R&B artists in the industry today.
The same guy who graduated from Harvard at age 19 is a Grammy-nominated R&B artist.
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