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During this period, Leslie has said that he ate and slept very little.

In the summer of 2003, Ryan landed a production internship with producer Younglord.

He has said in interviews that he considers this 30-day internship the jump-start of his career in the music industry.

Within the first week, Leslie produced the song “Keep Giving Your Love To Me” that would later be performed by Beyoncé for the Bad Boys II soundtrack.

After graduating college, Leslie urged his parents to allow him to go into the music industry.

They told him that he could have a better future considering he graduated from college at the age of 19.

Fellow student Chiqui Matthew, now working for Goldman Sachs, remembered Leslie making beats at every free moment: “He was on a different level of intensity.

Most of us were pretty realistic — we're Harvard students; this music stuff is fun, but this isn't the future. During his freshman year at Harvard, Leslie devoted many hours per week to creating and developing music in a studio basement on campus.

During that time, Leslie co-produced a record for Britney Spears.The album was never officially released due to creative differences between Leslie and his record label.The video for "Diamond Girl" was premiered on BET's 106 & Park, and released on Leslie's You Tube channel with a special behind-the-scenes clip.Also in 2003, Leslie was introduced by his then attorney Ed Woods to Tommy Mottola.Mottola soon became a mentor of Leslie's and offered him a publishing deal with Aspen Songs and a recording contract with Casablanca, Mottola's imprint distributed by Universal Music Group.

During that time, Leslie co-produced a record for Britney Spears.

The album was never officially released due to creative differences between Leslie and his record label.

The video for "Diamond Girl" was premiered on BET's 106 & Park, and released on Leslie's You Tube channel with a special behind-the-scenes clip.

Also in 2003, Leslie was introduced by his then attorney Ed Woods to Tommy Mottola.

Mottola soon became a mentor of Leslie's and offered him a publishing deal with Aspen Songs and a recording contract with Casablanca, Mottola's imprint distributed by Universal Music Group.

"But I like working with different people and learning from different people and writers, producers and stuff like that; it's really fun.