Ryan Leslie is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist. As a child, Leslie's parents worked jobs that bounced the family all over the country. During that time he tured to music, teaching himself the piano and learning to read sheet music. As a 14 year-old, he scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT exam, which led to an acceptance at Harvard, where he later graduated with a degree in Government. It's this diverse background, his musical passion and combination of street and book smarts that make Leslie's contribution to hip-hop and R&B as interesting as they are. Whether he's rapping, channeling his inner soul singer or producing jazzy tracks for his peers, his work is at the forefront of modern urban pop music.