In this July 8, 2018 file photo, Teddy Riley performs at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP/File)
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NEW YORK: Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears.The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he's just 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, 51, spearheaded the New Jack Swing era in music in the '80s and '90s, bringing on a new and hitmaking sound that dominated radio and the charts.It will also feature Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, Al B. Sure, MC Lyte as well as members of Guy and Blackstreet.Riley has also produced songs for Lady Gaga, Bobby Brown, Heavy D and the Boyz, and Robin Thicke.
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