One of the best "I'm about to get my groove back" jams that can get anyone hyped for a Friday night with the squad doesn't come from any trap artist, but it's by Johnny Kemp who gave us "Just Got Paid." When we want to tell people to back up out of our business, all we need to do is bump Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative." And you know when you hear "All I wanna do is zoom-zoom-zoom-zoom in ya poom-poom," you immediately want to yell out, "JUST SHAKE YA RUMP!"
These are just a few of the classics that music legend Teddy Riley is responsible for and we can guarantee that your mixtapes back in the day were hype because of him. No diggity. No doubt.
It was obvious from an early age that Edward Theodore Riley was on the path to becoming a musical genius. He was busy producing songs inside the studio his uncle built as his peers were running the streets.
With his group Guy, Riley was one of the trailblazers for the New Jack Swing era, establishing himself as an artist and producer who knew how to create a hit. If you have any doubts about that, just ask Mel B, Bobby Brown, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Keith Sweat, Mary J. Blige, K-Ci & JoJo, PartyNextDoor, Nas, Kirk Franklin, Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg, Amerie, Joe, Robin Thicke, Mario, and clearly the list goes on. Michael Jackson and Heavy D would have vouched for him, too (Rest In Peace!).
That's just a taste of artists who've worked with Riley over the years. He's a legendary musician, producer, and songwriter, so take our quiz and test your knowledge about the one and only Teddy Riley!