Ryan Leslie


Most people know Ryan Leslie for his work behind the scenes, namely as the producer of Cassie’s “Me & U,” which went on to become possibly the biggest cult R&B hit of the past decade. Since then he’s garnered a cult fanbase of his own, both for his music – often compared to The-Dream at his knottiest peak – and his joining the ranks of artists, usually indie and usually overlooked, who are quietly innovating in digital distribution; his Disruptive Multimedia fan platform has garnered the funding and praise of both VCs and Kanye West.

Wed., Aug. 20, 9 p.m., 2014