Legendary producer, singer-songwriter, and creator of the New Jack Swing music era Teddy Riley was a guest speaker at this year’s SXSW for the New Jack Swing: The Renaissance of Hip Hop and R&B panel.
Hosted by Forbes’s Zack Greenburg, Teddy Riley & the founder of Uptown Records & Vice Chairman of REVOLT Andre Harrell exchange stories on how they started in the music industry, how they met, memories of working with each other, & more. Zach asked the recent controversial question about Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation and how he felt about Bruno dedicating his Grammy to him.
Teddy also gives in-depth conversation about his work relationship with Michael Jackson mentioning how Michael Jackson built him a custom studio and how he provided Michael advice & artistic direction.
Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, Blackstreet, Guy and other special guests & a big surprise guest will be performing at this year’s Essence Music Festival.
Watch below for must-see footage of the SXSW interview!