NEW YORK — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears H

first_img NEW YORK — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears.The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he’s days away from his big show at the Apollo Theater — a return to his hometown in Harlem after more than 20 years — he’s struck with emotion, and fans will see that onstage.Riley, who was in the groups Guy and Blackstreet, spearheaded the New Jack Swing era in the ’80s and ’90s, bringing on a new and hitmaking sound that dominated radio and the charts.Riley, along with R&B maven Keith Sweat, will headline two shows Sunday at the Apollo, dubbed “The Kings and Queens of New Jack Swing.” It will also feature Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, Al B. Sure and MC Lyte.Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Teddy Riley readies ’emotional’ return to Apollo in Harlemcenter_img by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2018 7:42 am PDTlast_img read more