Video: Ryan Leslie - "5 Fingers Of Death" Freestyle On Sway In The Morning

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Ryan Leslie steps fully up to the rapper plate with this 5 Fingers of Death session on Sway's morning show on Shade 45. The rule is "you don't have to freestyle but you do have to rock" and R. Les goes about half and half by my count; first joint out the gate definitely feels like a written but a couple of these must be freestyles cause he messes up. Real fish got bones in it and some of these fryers are pretty tasty, written or not. I'm not sure if the dap Sway gave him at the end was really an invitation to pre-emptively declare himself the greatest of all time but, Hey. Considering he was already a one-man band before he added rapping to his resumé, dude is at least a decathlete in this music sh*t. Watch below and look for Les Is More to drop October 23rd (and New Yorkers come rock with Mr. Leslie at the Gramercy Theater on October 4th)