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Teddy Riley Biography

Teddy Riley also known to the world as "The King of New Jack Swing has truly made a name for himslef. At the age of 15, he produced the underground classic "Raps New Generation", by Classical II. His composition of one-hit wonder Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid" became a very popular track reaching 1 on the billboard R&B charts in the spring of 1988. Keith Sweat's Just Got Paid was also produced by Teddy Riley. Along with other Sweat hits such as, Make It Last Forever, released in November 1987and "I Want Her", "Something Just Ain't Right". He also produced tracks for hip hop artists such as Kool Moe Dee and Heavy D. and The Boys on their debut album, Livin' Large (1987) on Uptown/MCA Records.


Teddy Riley has worked wit other legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin , Whitney Houston, Billy Ocean, Blondie, Boy George, David Peaston, Hi-Five, James Ingram, Stephanie Mills, The Jacksons, and Wreckx-N-Effect (which included his brother Markell Riley) on their first album Wrecks 'n' Effect, which featured the hit songs "New Jack Swing", "Juicy" and "Club Head". He remixed Jane Child's hit song "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", which peaked at 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for three weeks in the spring of 1990.


Even throughout his reign as producer, Riley found time to form another band Blackstreet in 1992. The first song that Blackstreet released was "Baby Be Mine" which was off the "CB4" soundtrack which starred Chris Rock. In 1994 Blackstreet released their debut self-titled platinum selling album which featured the hits "Booti Call" and "Before I Let Go". The follow-up album took the group to national prominence with the release of their second effort, Another Level, in 1996, which sold 4x platinum, it featured their biggest-selling hit to date, "No Diggity". Currently Teddy Riley has been in the lab working effortlessly on his Urband ecclectic newly founded project "Adida" The Band" and Teddy Riley "The Comeback".

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