Ryan Leslie Might ‘Dance’ But Baiyu Sounds Better

Despite my liking of Ryan Leslie's tracks, I've never quite been able to get used to his voice. At times I really want someone else to sing his vocals. Although his new video "When We Dance" leaves me with the same feeling, I really am liking Baiyu's vocals on here. Yes, she is doing that over-eneunciation thing that Janet does all the time that irks me just as much. And yes, I'm sure that if she had to dance and sing she might be out of breath. But her vocals make me interested in this track a bit more than if Ryan were on there solo. Plus, is it me or do Ryan's parts look like B-roll from the "You're Not My Girl" video and his latest Lexus commercial? No matter. I'm going to forget about those silver shoes he's wearing as long as I can forget about Baiyu's overwraught sexiness and just enjoy the track as much as I can before I get sick if it.

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  1. I don't understand, ill Mami. What are you talking about?
    You say that you love the track, but it's a typical Ryan Leslie track. It really doesn't sound that much different from anything else he's done.
    You say Baiyu "over-eneunciates" (sic), but it sounds just fine to me. What should she do, whisper her words like Cassie?
    You say Baiyu's sexiness is "overwraught" (sic). Come on now, ill Mami. I'll excuse that misguided statement and just chalk it up to insecurity.
    Bottom Line: Stop rushing these posts out before you actually think about what you want to say; listen to the music before you critique it; and use that spell-check function-- that's what it there for!

  2. Nice song....never really noticed that Janet over-enunciating thing before.....crazy.

  3. Dear Casual Reader,
    The thing I love most about writing about music is that it allows me to share my views with the masses who can offer constructive criticism and dialogue about something I may have just written. The thing I abhor most about writing about music is that every once in awhile, someone such as yourself, accuses me of wrongs as if they really know the total scope of my musical tastes.
    I like the track. And this chick overenunciates (corrected). And since when would I really be "insecure" of someone I don't know but am complimenting, i.e. Baiyu? Since you've never met me, you don't know that this is an insult to me in the highest order.
    I will chalk your claim that I "rushed" this post up to the fact that you are indeed a "Casual Reader." After you get more familiar with me and my style, then maybe you can make claims that I will still disagree with. And be sure to use your spell check function...because "that's what it (sic) there for."


  5. Wow....great response Ill Mami!
    I was waiting to see this.

  6. Casual Reader can change his name to Grumpy Spoilsport. D*mn. Not the comment I wanna see when I scroll down.

  7. "B-roll from the 'You're Not My Girl' video"... haha
    Good call.
    I think Baiyu's voice is better than her club-girl writhing.


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