At the beginning of the “New Jack Swing” movement, Teddy Riley played an integral part in the late Johnny Kemp’s success. His production on Kemp’s 1988 single “Just Got Paid” helped propel the track to a top 10 Billboard single that stayed on the charts for 21 weeks before it was nominated for a GRAMMY award […]
Chauncey Black, one of the founding members of the group Blackstreet, is suing Teddy Riley over the usage of the name Blackstreet in his latest musical endeavors. In his recently filed lawsuit, Black claims that he is the rightful owner of the name, and that Teddy has been illegally using it. According to TMZ, there’s more to […]
Teddy Riley does not want his daughter to just get paid. Well, not from something she didn’t earn anyway. The king of new jack swing is suing his daughter, Taja Riley, for copyright infringement. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taja claimed writing credits for the 2009 Lady Gaga song “Teeth” which Gaga actually wrote and […]
The Neptunes are known for their signature sound and working with some of the top hip hop artists in the game. The hit making production team has been making us dance since the early 90s. Word is, Pharrell Williams wrote Teddy Riley’s verses on “Rump Shaker.” There were rumors of The Neptunes actually producing the […]
Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Future Records Recording Studio 4338 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1238 When: 1990 What: Harlem native Teddy Riley was instrumental in the rise of New Jack Swing; R&B infused with Hip-Hop flavored beats. After making his move to VA he would influence a number of new […]
R&B sensation GUY has announced that the group will be taking part in two television specials this month honoring Black History. “Way Black When,” a month long celebration of Black pop culture from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, will feature a performance by Guy tonight, February 17 on TV One at 10 p.m ET. “Way […]
Teddy Riley changed the face of black music in the ’80s and early ’90s with the New Jack Swing sound he laced artists like Michael Jackson, Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown, as well his own groups Guy and Blackstreet.
Due to widely publicized claims by both his mother and two of his children, the authencity of Michael Jackson’s latest single, “Breaking News,” has been highly debated since the song debuted on Monday.