Credited with the creation of the New Jack Swing genre where he fused hip-hop and R&B in his productions, Teddy Riley not only has had seminal influence on modern-day R & B but on gospel music as well, both of which became more open to using rap and sound effects. Riley was also known for his consistency and drum ideas in his recordings.
Since his career began in 1984, Riley has directed his own bands--namely Wreckx-N-Effect, Guy, and Blackstreet--and produced and written hit songs for a host of stars, including Michael Jackson
, Bobby Brown, Stevie Wonder
, Kool Moe Dee, and Jane Child.
With numerous Number One hits and platinum albums, Over his career, he has written or produced such songs as Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time," Keith Sweat's "Why Me Baby," Wreckx-N-Effect's "Rump Shaker," Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative," and Kool Moe Dee's "How Ya' Like Me Now?"
On film soundtracks, his work can be heard on the Number One rhythm and blues single "My Fantasy" for the Spike Lee film, Do the Right Thing
, and in the title track of the film New Jack City
Key songs in the Riley catalog include: * "Make It Last Forever" * "I Want Her" * "Just Got Paid" * "I Like" * "My Prerogative"