Teddy Riley recently received his Hollywood Star Walk of Fame. It was well deserved, speaking that Riley is one of the greatest producers of our time.
A musical extraordinaire, Edward Theodore Riley was born and raised in Harlem. A child prodigy, Teddy grew up playing instruments in church and eventually had rappers in New York making music to his beats!
with Kids at Work
•Kids at Work (1984):
Under the guidance of Gene Griffin, Teddy formed the short lived group Kids at Work.
The young Teddy went on to be a producer on a lot of our Hip Hop legends work like Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh and countless others.
Teddy became an in demand producer and songwriter for some of the mid to late 80s most prominent artists. He became the founder of the new genre “New Jack Swing.”
Riley, Timmy Gatling & Aaron Hall formed the group “Guy.”
The group signed to Uptown Records, and recorded their self titled debut album..which became a number one R&B album, and is certified double platinum.
•The Future (1990):
•Another Level (1996):
Guy dropped another album in the early 90s, and their cover of the Gap Band’s Let’s Chill is lit!
Teddy formed a professional relationship with the King of Pop Michael Jackson during his Dangerous era! The content is it!
Teddy formed another group called Blackstreet and they dropped BOPS okay!
Guy III (2000):
•Level II (2003):
Teddy kept the Momentum going with his groups & his production skills!
Teddy has ventured into the k-pop market in recent years!
Teddy Riley will reign supreme for being one of the best producers to ever exist.
He’s blessed audiences with quality music and deserves every flower in the garden. -MJ