In 1989, Riley produced Big Daddy Kane's "I Get The Job Done", as well as other work for The Jacksons, The Winans and James Ingram.
He also created the highly successful remix of Jane Child, "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", which became a crossover pop smash.
Fresh, Today, Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Usher, Hi-Five, and Jane Child, and his groups Guy and Blackstreet (although he was not the first to fuse rapping with singing); his consistency and drum ideas had some influence on modern-day R&B, which since him contained more samples and rapping segments as well as singing, a practice which in part was reminiscent of the then work of the Jackson family. A child prodigy from the age of five, he began playing instruments in church.
Riley, 44, already has 6 kids (four daughters and two sons) ranging in age from 25 (Nia Riley) to 7 (Samar Riley).
After the release and tour of Guy's second album, The Future, Riley co-produced half of Michael Jackson's Dangerous album on the recommendation of Jackson's long-time producer Quincy Jones, who had then appeared in 4 of Guy's music videos.
Featuring the Riley co-produced singles "Remember the Time", "Jam" and "In the Closet", Dangerous remains the most successful New jack swing album of all time with 32 million copies sold.
Dre and Queen Pen), and "Girlfriend/Boyfriend" (1999, with Janet Jackson, Eve, and Ja Rule).
By 2011, the group had disbanded and reformed several times.