Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Leslie’

“All Of The Lights” Video by Kanye West feat. Rihanna+Kid Cudi.

February 19, 2011

My personal favorite track off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. My review for this video can be summed up in two words: “Rihanna…wow.”

“All of the Lights” by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi:

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All of the Lights


The Art of G.O.O.D. Fridays

November 14, 2010

Starting some weeks ago, Kanye announced G.O.O.D. Fridays in which he released a new song available for download every friday until Christmas. I loved the cover art for the singles so much I’ve compiled them here. I’ll continue to add upcoming artwork to this post as they come out. I know it isn’t New Years yet but I’m gonna make an early resolution for 2011 and that is try to go five posts without having one be about Kanye West.(Right now it’s tough as his album is coming out in two weeks you see)

The Standing Eight(March ’09)

March 28, 2009

8. Mother 3: Gameboy Advance emulator with downloadable English translation provided by It doesn’t get any geekier than this.
7. Jesus Phone 3.0: MMS, check. Copy & Paste, check. Landscape keyboard, check. Video recording mmm…..possibly. Now just give me voice dialing, GPS turn by turn directions and we straight.
6. Connect, Politic, Ditto: Getting in touch with old friends is a good thing.
5. Tuna Barbecue from Mikuni: If you could eat something that was equivalent to heaven on earth, this would be it.
4. Head Porter Karabiners: If they made a Porter reusable grocery tote bag, I’d pay whatever it cost to get one. Oh wait, they did make one.
3. Positive, Social, Contagion: New Staple Spring/Summer 09 line is out!
2. Where The Wild Things Are: My second most anticipated movie of 2009.(It only falls short to Inglorious Basterds) Spike Jonze is the only one who could do this movie in my eyes. Watch the amazing trailer.
1. Love The World>I.R.I.N.A.: Officially this is my favorite song at the current moment but secretly, on the low-low, it’s really this.

Have A Nice Day


March 24, 2009

This and “Slow Dance” by Keri Hilson have been banging around my head for the last few days. I just can’t seem to shake them from my consciousness! Not that I’m complaining, both songs are incredibly dope. When I first heard “I-R-I-N-A” I didn’t know what the chorus meant. I thought maybe it was an acronym or something at first. I pulled up the video on Youtube and solved the mystery. Pretty cool story on how it actually came to fruition. Here’s Ryan Leslie in his own words breaking the whole thing down:


I’ve spent the last 2 weekends shooting a crazy photo story for my single “Diamond Girl” starring Russian fashion model Irina Sheik. The concept required that we have some chemistry on set and since I speak very little Russian, I started singing this song and melody to break the ice and lighten up the vibe. By the end of the shoot, the boys on my staff suggested I lay it down, so here it is.”


“A few months ago, I hired Guillaume Doubet, a talented young director from France to come and work on our video team. He came up with the concept to shoot this video at double speed so when we played it back in real-time, it would have the slow motion effect that you see. So – imagine dancing and singing this song at 2x the speed all in one continuous take – no edits. Watch closely, the end of the video where I walk off screen really gives it away. PLEASE NOTE: This means that the video was shot in exactly 113 seconds (or 1/2 the time it will take you to watch it)”