Teddy Riley

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My music career started with a band called Total Climax. We competed in a band competition in New York, New York

Teddy Riley, theatlantic.com, 23 November 2012

Edward Theodore Riley was born October 8, 1967 and raised in Harlem, New York. Professionally known as Teddy Riley, he is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre. Through his production work with Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Today, Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Usher, Jane Child, and membership of the group Guy and Blackstreet, Riley is credited with having a massive impact and seminal influence on the formation of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, soul and pop since the 1980s. Riley is reputed to be worth $80 million due to his productions.