Teddy Riley created the sound New Jack Swing, which took over the hip hop music scene in the early Nineties. The new jack swing style developed as many R&B styles did, by combining elements of older styles with newer trends. It uses soulful solos or harmonizing vocals sung over rhythms and “street” beats derived from urban musical influences. The sound of new jack swing comes from the hip hop “swing” beats created by drum machine, and hardware samplers.
He also worked with notable R&B acts Guy, Blackstreet, SWV, and Toni Toni Tone.