TEDDY RILEY’S NEW JACK SWING: HARLEM GANGSTERS RAISE A GENIUS

This is the story of a New Harlem Renaissance — on floppy disk

  • Teddy Riley

‘Round and ‘round I go…

“Groove me/(Ah yeah)/Baby/Tonight…”

A cliche’ black stretch limo pulled up. The door popped open, and a diminutive, handsome young man steps out of the car. He is wearing enough gold to throw England’s bullion market out of whack.

Teddy Riley finds sanctuary in the recording studio, at home with his family, and behind the wheel of his red BMW.

The control room backstage was jam-packed.

Teddy Riley was born on October 8, 1967.

Riley’s music is full of historical references.

On a Friday night, September 23rd, there was a crowd of people at the Apollo’s backstage entrance trying to get in and see Guy’s live set.

Yup-yup. Guy were devastating. They ripped. I guess they don’t know that young black men from Harlem are not supposed to put on shows like this.

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Award Winning Journalist&Screenwriter of New Jack City, Sugar Hill, and Above The Rim. Inventor of Raqueletta Moss. Truth Finds The Truth…

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Barry Michael Cooper

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Award Winning Journalist&Screenwriter of New Jack City, Sugar Hill, and Above The Rim. Inventor of Raqueletta Moss. Truth Finds The Truth…

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