Watch Teddy Riley's Full Red Bull Music Academy Lecture
A few weeks back, Teddy Riley joined Red Bull Music Academy for an in-depth discussion of his life in music. We caught up with the New Jack pioneer ahead of the discussion, but if you happened to miss it or the subsequent lecture, RBMA has released a video of the chat in its entirety to scratch your music nerd itch.
Where our discussion centered on his discovery of The Neptunes, his relationship with Quincy Jones and his time in the hot seat for Michael Jackson‘s Dangerous, with Chairman Mao, the producer delved into his earliest musical moments in Harlem, how he learned to gauge whether a song was a hit, and how he honed his talents with and without the toys to make it all happen. It’s a fascinating discussion with one of the best to ever do it and it’s free class. Sign up by tuning in below and scroll on for our Primer playlist on Riley and his deceptively-deep impact on hip-hop and r&b. Jump back to read our feature interview with Teddy Riley.