Ace producer, songwriter, and keyboard player Teddy Riley has been there and done that. He produced his first Billboard Hot 100 hit by the time he was 20 years old, and in subsequent years formed two hit-making R&B bands—Guy and Blackstreet—charted a number 1 single (Blackstreet’s "No Diggity"), and produced hits for a long list of major artists. Along the way, he pioneered New Jack Swing, a musical genre that combines smooth R&B vocals with hip-hop and dance-pop-style production, chock full of samples, loops, and hip-hop swing beats. Many people said it couldn’t be done. Many people were wrong!
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