by DJ Kingpin-Villain Of Vinyl
The Vocal Booth is still rolling strong, creeping up on two years. As we prepare for the holidays, the music keeps on pumping. 50 Cent is back another banger, Before I Self Destruct. Lil Boosie got four years locked in a â€œman-keeperâ€ for probation violation. Rhianna spoke her first words about the domestic abuse fiasco on 20/20. And as expected, Chris Brown is having a hard time making a comeback.
Now letâ€™s get to the review:
Fresh off the release of his critical acclaimed debut â€” and back just in time with a great stocking stuffer â€” Ryan Leslie has jumped back in the driverâ€™s seat with his new album, Transition.
Filled with songs about love (â€œGuardian Angel,â€ â€œSunday Nightâ€), love lost (â€œYouâ€™re Not My Girl,â€ â€œPromise Not To Callâ€) and love yet to come (â€œAll My Love,â€ â€œIs It Real Loveâ€), Transition is the perfect addition for the lover in all of us. Coming in 14 songs deep and just under 50 minutes, Ryan Leslie has crafted a jewel â€” with warm, inviting, powerful melodies reminiscent of Cameo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and even Marvin Gaye. Production is definitely a strong suit for Ryan Leslie, but if thereâ€™s a drawback to Transition, I have to say it has too many songs with rhyming and no guest appearances other than Pusha T from The Clipse.
Transition was an album created by Ryan Leslie as a testament to the power of love and how quickly that testament can become turmoil. By all means, grab yourself a copy, grab your current love a copy, and be sure not to forget your ex. This will ensure he or she never forgets you.
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Words of Wisdom
Thanks for all the love and support. Have a safe, happy and family-filled holiday. Most important: Be sure to stay sucker-free!
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