Riff | #100daysofnewjack

Sorry for the wait yall... Even though nobody's reading or keeping track of these posts, I figured it'd be ok to skip a day or 2 lol. But anyway, today's the final day in the single digits!

Day 9

RIFF

Riff is a R&B/Pop vocal group from Paterson, New Jersey, formed while its members Michael Best, Steven Capers Jr., Anthony Fuller, Dwayne Jones and Kenny Kelly were teenagers attending Paterson's Eastside High School.

The ensemble began under the name The Playboys in the late 1980s, with a style strongly influenced by doo wop.

After their memorable performance of the school song, "Fair Eastside" in the 1989 film Lean on Me (which is based upon events occurring at Eastside High), the group changed its name to Riff and signed to SBK Records, releasing a self-titled album in 1991. The group scored several respectable hits, including three in the Billboard Hot 100. Riff also landed songs on the White Men Can't Jump and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtracks.

Following the success of the album, the group appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show and Soul Train (just to name a few), and opened on tour for Vanilla Ice and LL Cool J.

The group's second album, To Whom It May Concern, was released in 1993 and had two charting singles on the R&B charts.

Collectively, the members of Riff decided to take a break from the music industry after the release of their second album to spend time with their families, as they transitioned into manhood.

 

RIFF - White Men Can't Jump/ SDTRK

Live on Arsenio Hall

TMNT - Family 

 

 


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