Album: It's a Big Daddy Thing
Producer: Teddy Riley
Label: Cold Chillin', Reprise, Warner Bros.


Producer Teddy Riley might be best known for the new jack tracks he crafted for Guy and Bobby Brown, but that Harlem cat got his start making songs for rappers like Kool Moe Dee and Doug E. Fresh. Teaming up with the dopest rapper on the planet—at least in 1989 (sorry Rakim)—Riley bought the hardness while Big Daddy Kane delivered sexy lines about back massages and making chicks say, "'Oooh, I like it'/Just like DeBarge." Like Teddy Pedergrass for the hip-hop generation, Kane was a ladies man. If he was smart, he would be charging big bucks to give some of them other wanna-be players macking lessons.