Fabolous and Ne-Yo Add Ryan Leslie to Supergroup
Platinum-selling artists Ne-Yo and Fabolous have announced plans for a "powerhouse supergroup" that will also include producer/singer Ryan Leslie. "We're talking about a triple-team collaboration that's really gonna hurt the game," Leslie told MTV recently. "Your boy Fab, the boy Ne-Yo and yours truly on the board. It's really gonna put a hurting on everybody."
A Ne-Yo and Fabolous collaboration has been rumored for some time now, but the addition of Leslie, who wrote and produced much of Cassie's 2006 debut album, adds an interesting depth to their considerable abilities. "This guy is a creative genius," Fabolous said of multi-talented Harvard alum, Leslie. "I told y'all we was working." With two proven songwriters on board and one of hip hop's most popular stars rounding out the group, the collaboration looks to be a match made in heaven. But will there prove to be too many cooks in the kitchen?
"It's about conceptualizing," Leslie explained. "It's not gonna be a project that's thrown together. It's gonna be a real round table, and we're gonna talk about really putting something in the atmosphere that contributes something that's never been done before."