Groove Me: Teddy Riley's Career Highlights

Hail to the King of New Jack Swing.

Teddy, Jam With Me - June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Blackstreet's self-titled debut. The platinum-selling project featured the vocals of the original line-up consisting of Teddy Riley, Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, Levi Little and Dave Hollister and featured hits like "Physical Thing," "Booti Call," "Joy" and "Before I Let You Go." They went on to record four more albums (so far), took home a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and earned a No. 1 on Billboard with their pop culture language-changing hit, "No Diggity."Riley had much to do with the formation of the group. He and C. Black co-founded it after the dissolution of Riley's former band of singers, Guy, in the early 90s. The rest is musical history.To celebrate the release of this classic R&B project, let'...

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Teddy, Jam With Me - June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Blackstreet's self-titled debut. The platinum-selling project featured the vocals of the original line-up consisting of Teddy Riley, Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, Levi Little and Dave Hollister and featured hits like "Physical Thing," "Booti Call," "Joy" and "Before I Let You Go." They went on to record four more albums (so far), took home a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and earned a No. 1 on Billboard with their pop culture language-changing hit, "No Diggity."Riley had much to do with the formation of the group. He and C. Black co-founded it after the dissolution of Riley's former band of singers, Guy, in the early 90s. The rest is musical history.To celebrate the release of this classic R&B project, let'...

We Got Our Own Thang - Teddy Riley was raised in Harlem's St. Nicholas Projects and has been a force to be reckoned with since the age of five. His uncle owned Harlem's famed '80s nightclub, the Rooftop and let Teddy hone his skills in the club's studio. As a result of that, Teddy has become a major force in music and helped build Andre Harrell's Uptown Records –– Riley was responsible for some of label's biggest hits including Heavy D's "We Got Our Own Thang" and Guy's debut –– as well as his own legacy.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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We Got Our Own Thang - Teddy Riley was raised in Harlem's St. Nicholas Projects and has been a force to be reckoned with since the age of five. His uncle owned Harlem's famed '80s nightclub, the Rooftop and let Teddy hone his skills in the club's studio. As a result of that, Teddy has become a major force in music and helped build Andre Harrell's Uptown Records –– Riley was responsible for some of label's biggest hits including Heavy D's "We Got Our Own Thang" and Guy's debut –– as well as his own legacy.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

Golden Era - Before making his mark as the King of New Jack, a young Teddy Riley honed his skills in the hip hop arena supplying the beats for hip hop legends Kool Moe Dee and Big Daddy Kane on hits like "Go See The Doctor" and "I Get The Job Done."(Photos from left: David Corio/Redferns, Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Golden Era - Before making his mark as the King of New Jack, a young Teddy Riley honed his skills in the hip hop arena supplying the beats for hip hop legends Kool Moe Dee and Big Daddy Kane on hits like "Go See The Doctor" and "I Get The Job Done."(Photos from left: David Corio/Redferns, Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Groove Me - Teddy Riley and his musical cohorts Timmy Gatling and Aaron Hall burst on the scene 26 years ago on June 13, 1988 with their self-titled debut, Guy. Ushering in the New Jack Swing era, the classic album contained the hits "Groove Me," "Piece Of My Love," "Spend The Night" and "I Like." Gatling was later replaced by Hall's brother Damion, and the new trio would release one more classic, The Future in 1990, which solidified Aaron Hall as a premier vocalist at that time and Teddy as a musical genius.(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Groove Me - Teddy Riley and his musical cohorts Timmy Gatling and Aaron Hall burst on the scene 26 years ago on June 13, 1988 with their self-titled debut, Guy. Ushering in the New Jack Swing era, the classic album contained the hits "Groove Me," "Piece Of My Love," "Spend The Night" and "I Like." Gatling was later replaced by Hall's brother Damion, and the new trio would release one more classic, The Future in 1990, which solidified Aaron Hall as a premier vocalist at that time and Teddy as a musical genius.(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Yes T.R. Is My Name, I'm The Inventor Of New jack Swing - Teddy Riley and Bernard Belle are the founding fathers of the '80s and '90s hip hop and R&B-fused together sound known as "New Jack Swing." Some of Teddy's magical working behind the boards include Keith Sweat's "I Want Her," Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid," and Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative." Teddy first popularized the sound with his group Guy, with hits like "Groove Me" and "Teddy’s Jam."(Photos: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Yes T.R. Is My Name, I'm The Inventor Of New jack Swing - Teddy Riley and Bernard Belle are the founding fathers of the '80s and '90s hip hop and R&B-fused together sound known as "New Jack Swing." Some of Teddy's magical working behind the boards include Keith Sweat's "I Want Her," Johnny Kemp's "Just Got Paid," and Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative." Teddy first popularized the sound with his group Guy, with hits like "Groove Me" and "Teddy’s Jam."(Photos: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dangerous - Teddy Riley was personally requested by Michael Jackson to produce on his 30 million plus-selling eighth solo release, Dangerous. The kid from Harlem produced on the title track as well as the hits “Jam," "In The Closet" and "Remember The Time." Teddy also won a Grammy for his work on the album which took home the honor of Best Engineered Recording, Non Classical.(Photos from left: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images,Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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Dangerous - Teddy Riley was personally requested by Michael Jackson to produce on his 30 million plus-selling eighth solo release, Dangerous. The kid from Harlem produced on the title track as well as the hits “Jam," "In The Closet" and "Remember The Time." Teddy also won a Grammy for his work on the album which took home the honor of Best Engineered Recording, Non Classical.(Photos from left: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images,Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

All I Wanna Do Is Zoom-a-Zoom-Zoom... - Riley had the clubs on smash in 1992 when he connected with his brother Markell Riley and homeboy Aqil "A-Plus" Davidson from the duo Wreckx-n-Effect to release the chart-topping "Rump Shaker." Teddy’s verse on the hit single iwas reportedly written by a young Pharrell Williams, who was an intern at Teddy Riley's Future Studios in Virginia Beach at the time. The accompanying visual was also a mainstay throughout video countdowns. (Photo: MCA Records)

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All I Wanna Do Is Zoom-a-Zoom-Zoom... - Riley had the clubs on smash in 1992 when he connected with his brother Markell Riley and homeboy Aqil "A-Plus" Davidson from the duo Wreckx-n-Effect to release the chart-topping "Rump Shaker." Teddy’s verse on the hit single iwas reportedly written by a young Pharrell Williams, who was an intern at Teddy Riley's Future Studios in Virginia Beach at the time. The accompanying visual was also a mainstay throughout video countdowns. (Photo: MCA Records)

Another Level - Teddy Riley unveiled Blackstreet in 1994 and the multi-platinum group quickly became regular tenants at the top of the R&B charts. Despite an ever rotating roster, the ensemble delivered two certified staples for your R&B catalogue –– their self-titled debut and the 4-times platinum Another Level, which contained the hit single "No Diggity." (Photo: Interscope Records)

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Another Level - Teddy Riley unveiled Blackstreet in 1994 and the multi-platinum group quickly became regular tenants at the top of the R&B charts. Despite an ever rotating roster, the ensemble delivered two certified staples for your R&B catalogue –– their self-titled debut and the 4-times platinum Another Level, which contained the hit single "No Diggity." (Photo: Interscope Records)

"The Show" - Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and the Get Fresh Crew released their hip hop classic "The Show" in 1986, one of hip hop's milestone, breakthrough radio records. The party classic contained the production of Teddy Riley himself.(Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images, Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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"The Show" - Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and the Get Fresh Crew released their hip hop classic "The Show" in 1986, one of hip hop's milestone, breakthrough radio records. The party classic contained the production of Teddy Riley himself.(Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images, Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

"No Diggity" - Teddy Riley and Blackstreet connected with Dr. Dre and Queen Pen for the platinum banger "No Diggity" in 1996. The song won Blackstreet the 1998 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.(Photo: Interscope Records)

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"No Diggity" - Teddy Riley and Blackstreet connected with Dr. Dre and Queen Pen for the platinum banger "No Diggity" in 1996. The song won Blackstreet the 1998 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.(Photo: Interscope Records)

All Riled Up - The Harlem producer's diverse résumé also includes crafting hits for Lady Gaga, Bobby Brown, Usher, *NSYNC, Whitney Houston, The Winans, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle and countless others. He's reunited for the stage with his former cohorts (including the Guy reunion at the 2009 BET Awards), and has expanded his production to the Korean market with singer/rapper Jay Park and girl group, Girls' Generation, for example. He also remained connected with the MJ estate, and produced on Michael, the first posthumous release from the King of Pop. These days, Riley is still in the booth, progressing the sound of R&B. Expect to hear him on Tevin Campbell's release, and more Blackstreet and Guy reunions, which he's been plotting. "My goal and dream was to become the next Quincy Jones," he told The Boombox. "I feel lik...

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All Riled Up - The Harlem producer's diverse résumé also includes crafting hits for Lady Gaga, Bobby Brown, Usher, *NSYNC, Whitney Houston, The Winans, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle and countless others. He's reunited for the stage with his former cohorts (including the Guy reunion at the 2009 BET Awards), and has expanded his production to the Korean market with singer/rapper Jay Park and girl group, Girls' Generation, for example. He also remained connected with the MJ estate, and produced on Michael, the first posthumous release from the King of Pop. These days, Riley is still in the booth, progressing the sound of R&B. Expect to hear him on Tevin Campbell's release, and more Blackstreet and Guy reunions, which he's been plotting. "My goal and dream was to become the next Quincy Jones," he told The Boombox. "I feel lik...