Ryan Leslie “New New” (prod. WondaGurl)

Great to see R-Les back with new (new) music. Above is the artwork for the upcoming album, MZRT (The Magnificently Zealous Renegade Takeover) — which will be Leslie’s 6th and below its first preview: “New New”. The album will feature Illmind, No Genre, Gabe Lambirth, Chef Byer and more, and, perhaps the most interesting part about this: the LP will be released and performed in its entirety at a palace in Vienna, Austria on January 1, 2015.

As for “New New”, production comes from the young phenom WondaGurl and sees R-Les out in Europe rhyming about the new luxuries in life. Great scenery and impressive aesthetics in this one, as Leslie directed the clip as well below. I’m intrigued to see the direction from here, which I hope will feature more of a mix between rapping and singing. We shall see as 2014 hits its last 3 months…