Google+ Beathearts: Teddy Riley - History of New Jack Swing (Full Documentary)


Teddy Riley - History of New Jack Swing (Full Documentary)

"Modern harmonies over hiphop beats. The term "New Jack Swing" was coined in a 1988 Village Voice profile of Teddy Riley by Barry Michael Cooper. "New Jack" was a slang term used in a song by Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers, and "Swing" was intended by Cooper to draw an "analogy between the music played at the speakeasies of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time to the crackhouses of Teddy Riley’s time."

I found this great documentary about TR I haven't seen before. Apparently first aired on BET. It tells the story of how he got started and highlights his influence of r'n'b rise to power over the last 25 years or so.

I remember being blown away by his early productions. I think the first one I heard was Kool Moe Dee's "Go see the doctor". Any way check the documentary above and then bookmark our Spotify compilation of our Top Teddy Riley moments. Enjoy!


The Classical Two - New generation
Kool Moe Dee - Go see the doctor
Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick - The show
Bobby Brown - My prerogative
The Jacksons - She
Jane Child - Don't wanna fall in love
Redhead Kingpin - Do the right thing
Samuelle - So you like what you see
Guy - Teddy's Jam 2
Aaron Hall - Don't be afraid
Blackgirl "90s girl"

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