How Will Teddy Riley Be Remembered?

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06:  Recording artist Teddy Riley attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

How Will Teddy Riley Be Remembered?

Teddy Riley has produced and worked with almost everyone in the game including Michael Jackson.

Published November 7, 2016

  1. Teddy Riley Is A Musician, Keyboardist and Producer
    CHICAGO - JULY 1988:  Musician and producer Teddy Riley from Guy performs at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, Illinois in July 1988.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

    People took notes of Teddy Riley's skills on the keyboard and it helped to take his career to the next level.

  2. Teddy Has Shared His Talents With Everyone!
    NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Snoop Dogg and Teddy Riley attend Snoop Dogg Signing Copies of "Ego Trippin" at Best Buy - March 12, 2008 New York City, NY  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

    Teddy Riley has worked with almost everyone out there, including Snoop Dogg. 

  3. The Architect Of New Jack Swing!
    1987:  Singer and producer Teddy Riley of the R and B group "Guy" poses for a portrait in 1987. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

    Teddy Riley helped to set the tone for New York's Black club scene, giving it a whole new vibe. 

  4. Blackstreet "No Diggity"

    Teddy Riley helped to start a lot of slang trends we're still hearing in songs to this day. He gave us one of the most popular songs to come on in the club, "No Diggy." 

  5. New Jack City!

    The New Jack City soundtrack produced by Teddy Riley put so many artists on the map and provided a new track list for the party. The soundtrack consisted of 11 original songs, which topped charts.

  6. Let's Stay Together!

    "Lets Stay Together" was released in 1992 and it's off of his Guy album. 

  7. 'Round and 'Round

    "Round in Round" quickly became one of our favorite songs. 

  8. Teddy Riley and Michael Jackson
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 28:  (L-R) Musicians Georgie Hannibal and Teddy Riley arrive  at the Australian Premiere of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' at the Event Cinemas on October 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mike Flokis/Getty Images)

    Teddy Riley even had the opportunity to work with Michael Jackson on some of his hit records.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Paras Griffin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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