HEAD OF THE CLASS – NEW YORK MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON PRODUCER/ENTREPRENEUR RYAN LESLIE
By Led Black
New York Magazine is my favorite weekly; they continually provide content that is relevant, timely and cool (sounds like I’m describing the Republica Update site). This week’s edition has an article on Ryan Leslie, who is the mastermind behind the success of Bad Boy recording artist Cassie. Ryan Leslie, a.k.a. “R-Les”, not only wrote and produced Cassie’s breakout single “Me & U” but he orchestrated the masterful MySpace campaign that netted Cassie a recording contract and catapulted her into stardom. That Ryan Leslie also received a perfect score on his SATs at the tender age of 14 and went on to attend Harvard at 15 only makes this story that much more interesting. Check it out here. In the same magazine, they have a story on how Dominicans are surpassing Puerto Ricans as the biggest group of Latinos in New York City. Check it out here.