By Georgette Pierre
Talib Kweli, known for his lyrical prowess, recruits Ryan Leslie for the Boi 1da-produced track, “Outstanding.” Christened with a nostalgic hip-hop feel, Kweli and R. Les keep it light yet celebratory on the track and in the video, directed by R. Les himself.
It’s hard not to be pulled in with the beat and an infectious hook, “Girl you’re outstanding, from your hips to your thighs, it’s effortless how you’re standing now.” The track is featured on Kweli’s new mixtape with Z-Trip called Attack of the Block. Hip-hop aficionados can definitely count this as one of the better collaborations of the year.
A man of many hats, Ryan Leslie has been actively promoting his album, Les Is More, after making headlines for losing a lawsuit, in which he was ordered to pay a $1 million for a reward he offered in exchange for the return of his stolen laptop.
Back in October, he stopped by “RapFixLive” to discuss the situation and other projects he was working on for the new year.