Thursday, February 12, 2009

I-R-I-N-A



Interesting music discovery I made today. While listening to Ryan Leslie's brand new album (and I was pleasantly surprised while doing so) I came across a lovely song called "I-R-I-N-A". Given the inquisitive musical soul that I have, I couldn't help but look into the story behind this song. Who was Irina and why'd she get a song from this dude?

I found out that Irina Sheik is the Russian supermodel that appeared in Leslie's "Diamond Girl" video. Although she was the leading lady for the American soulster, she didn't need exceptional language skills for the role. To pay tribute to her beauty, Leslie wrote her a song. Some might find it to be a bit sketchy. But at the end of the day, it made for a beautiful number.

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