How Will Guy Be Remembered?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Musician Teddy Riley (L) and singer Aaron Hall of the group Guy perform onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

How Will Guy Be Remembered?

Guy brought us a new style of r&b and hip hop. They will go down in music history for their contributions!

Published November 3, 2016

  1. Let's Chill

    Guy's hit record "Let's Chill" will forever go down in in R&B history. The song is a classic and was released in 1990. It reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

  2. That New Jack Swing

    Guy's founding group member Teddy Riley has been credited along with producer Bernard Belle as starting new jack swing. The late '80s/ early '90s style of music was the start of mixing R&B flow over hip-hop beats. This style took off fast and is still used to this day. Now that is definitely remarkable!

    Damion Hall, Teddy Riley and Aaron Hall of Guy at the GBK Giveable Gift Lounge and Upscale Loft Backstage at the 2009 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
    (Photo: Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
  3. We Like 'I Like'

    Guy's song "I Like" may have not reached high on the Billboard charts upon its release in 1988, but it will forever go down as another classic song that we like!

    1987:  (L-R) Singer and producer Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling of the R and B group "Guy" pose for a portrait in 1987. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  4. Music and Movies

    "My Fantasy" is a song by Guy that was used in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing .

    (Photo: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)
    (Photo: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)
  5. The Time When They Broke Up And Got Back Together

    As many groups do, Guy broke up for a couple of years. After breaking up and Teddy Riley forming another group, Blackstreet, they got back together. Teddy Riley and the other group members released a new Guy album after nine years of being apart. The group ended up falling apart after the album didn't do too well but ultimately got back together again.

    ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Teddy Riley and Aaron Hall of Guy perform onstage at An Evening Under The Stars at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
  6. Tour Time

    Yes, we said tour! Guy is currently on tour with upcoming concerts in Denver; Bielefeld, Germany and Birmingham, Alabama, to name a few. 

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Musician Teddy Riley (L) and singer Aaron Hall of the group Guy perform onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  7. Viral On Twitter

    In 2011, Guy members Aaron Hall and Damien Hall performed without Teddy Riley at the BET Honors event in Washington, D.C. The performance went viral on Twitter and became a trending topic. They brought back the original new jack swing style of music and had the crowd rocking. 

    R&B group Guy performs at the 4th annual BET Honors at the Warner Theatre on January 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
  8. Guy's Back Again

    In 2013, Teddy Riley announced his return to the group. He is also a member of Blackstreet and will be working with both groups. Teddy Riley is truly legendary and we can't wait to see Guy and Blackstreet and the Soul Train Awards!

    CHICAGO - JULY 1988:  Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Damion Hall from Guy poses for photos backstage after their performance at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, Illinois in July 1988.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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