Rachaell Davis
Jun, 27, 2018

Grammy Award-winning super producer, rapper and singer, Teddy Riley, is officially joining the ranks of Hollywood’s elite.

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In recognition of his timeless contributions to music over the last 30 years, the 2018 Essence Festival performer is among the handful of entertainers recently chosen to receive a star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The creator of the revolutionary New Jack Swing sound that forever changed the Hip Hop, Pop and R&B genres, Riley’s influence on music across multiple generations is undeniable. In addition to the accolades he received as a member of R&B groups Blackstreet and Guy, he was also contributed production to help craft the sound for over a dozen award-winning projects from some of the biggest names in music including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, N'Sync, Usher and Britney Spears, to name just a few.

Riley joins a 2018 inductees list that includes entertainment industry heavyweights from across film, television and music, including Lupita Nyong'O, Robert DeNiro, Pink, Tyler Perry and Terrence Howard, among others. 

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Teddy Riley bring an all-star lineup of Hip Hop & R&B trailblazers to the stage for a performance you won’t want to miss at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans this July.