Ryan Leslie raps for Sway’s Five Fingers of Death [Video]

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and straight-up showoff Ryan Leslie is persisting with this “oh by the way guys, I’m rapping now too” stuff in the run-up to the release of his forthcoming Hip-Hop album Les Is More.

With the album due to drop on October 22nd, Leslie passed through legendary Hip-Hop personality Sway Calloway‘s Shade 45 breakfast radio show, Sway In The Morning, to take on the Five Fingers of Death.

The challenge requires emcees to spray over five wildly different instrumentals – for the most part R-Les does pretty admirably, even managing to find a flow to catch the particularly difficult fourth beat after a few failed attempts.

I’m still not convinced that a rapping Ryan Leslie is what the game’s missing right now but you can’t hate on this, the boy done good.