9 Artists Who Should Have Blown Up Big…But Didn’t

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Ryan Leslie

As Fabolous calls him, R.Les for Prez, the producer/singer/rapper is extraordinarily talented. If you haven’t seen the YouTube videos where he creates a song from scratch, playing the drums, the trumpet, the keyboard and more, then you’re missing out on true mastery. But you wouldn’t be the only one. Although he’s put out two albums (and had another one shelved), their chart positions haven’t been all that (his self-titled album debuted at #35 on the Billboard 200), and aside from producing from great tracks for other people and appearing as a feature from time to time, his notoriety as an artist, whether he’s rapping or singing, hasn’t gone far from YouTube…

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