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The industry was thick as last nightâ€™sÂ ATL Live on the ParkÂ monthly music showcase witnessed history in the making. Band mates Teddy Riley, Lenny Harold, Dave Hollister, Chauncey Black, and Tony Tyler re-united to perform some of their biggest hits from the 1990â€™s New Jack Swing era including â€œBefore I Let You Goâ€, â€œNo Diggityâ€ and â€œDonâ€™t Leave Meâ€. Before Blackstreetâ€™s high-energy performance, Teddy Riley honored the crowd by performing some of his biggest hits he created for platinum-selling artists including Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œRemember the Timeâ€, Guyâ€™s â€œLetâ€™s Chillâ€, Bobby Brownâ€™s â€œMy Prerogativeâ€ and more.
Credited for the creation of the New Jack Swing era, Teddy Riley received the Icon Award from Devyne Stephens and his foundation Devyne Intervention, for his commitment to the entertainment community.
Ceasar Mitchell, President of Atlantaâ€™s City Council also presented Riley with a proclamation from Atlanta for his contributions to the city and the music industry.
Guests also enjoyed sneak performances by American actor, singer, comedian and television personality Wayne Brady. The Georgia native returned to his home state to perform new music from his untitled album scheduled for release February 2013.
ASCAP and Devyne Stephenâ€™s newest label, UM3G also presented performances by new artists Mishon, Amber Bullock, Brittnee Camelle, Saint Nick and Marques Anthony.
Lifestyle specialist, Kenny Burns pumped the crowd as DJ Trauma and the Teddy White Band kept the crowd on their feet. Last nightâ€™s performances proved whyÂ ATL Live on the ParkÂ is considered the cityâ€™s most anticipated music showcase.
Notables in attendance includedÂ Mayor Kasim Reed,Â LaTocha ScottÂ (formerly of Xscape), Super producerÂ Jazze Phae, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reality stars,Â Stevie JÂ andÂ Joseline,Â Lisa Borders, womenâ€™s basketball teamÂ Atlanta Dream, comedianÂ Rodney Perry, RHOAÂ Peter Thomas, 2012 Olympic Gold MedalistÂ Angel McCoughtry,Â Bobby V, â€œR&B Divasâ€Â Nicci GilbertÂ andÂ MonifahÂ and more.
Next monthâ€™s edition ofÂ ATL Live on the ParkÂ will take place in September 2012. Additional information coming soon. Read More »
It doesn’t appear as if the R&B group Blackstreet will be getting together for a reunion any time soon. According to DiaryofaHollywoodStreetKing, Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal have filed a lawsuit against fellow group members Mark Middleton and Eric Williams. Teddy and Chauncey claim they each own one half of the Blackstreet trademark, but say that Mark and Eric have been using the group’s name to book performances without permission. Read More »
Music producer Teddy Riley is speaking out in defense of Sony’s new Michael Jackson album, “Michael.” Riley says concerns over the authenticity of the vocals on the record are misguided, noting that he was forced to use a technology called Melodyne because Jackson is no longer with us. He explains, quote, Read More »
Our homie Necolebitchie.com posted a story about Â music producer Teddy Riley and the big fight he had with his daughter. The 18-year-old daughter of R&B producer and artist Teddy Riley has received a temporary restraining order against her father. Dang Teddy…tried to break his foot off in his daughter’s ‘rumpshaker’.
Taja Riley alleges that on December 23rd herÂ father abused her and her older sister by “stomping, punching and bashing them” inside of his Los Angeles home.Â According to documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Teddy Riley at one point, quote, “lifted a ‘Rock Band’ guitar and threatened to kill person(s) (with) it.” Dang, negroes getting beat with Christmas toys…Â Taja Riley says the incident has left her with several injuries. And all of the drama took place on twitter
Teddy Riley rose to fame as a member of the R&B groups Guy and Blackstreet. He has also had a successful career as a music producer, working on tracks like Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” and Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”, and several other major hits in the 1990′s. Here is one of his throw back hits…