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Pharrell wrote Teddy Riley’s rap in Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rump Shaker”

While Pharrell was still a teenager, brought him in to work on Wreckx-N-Effect’s 1992 sophomore album Hard or Smooth. helped write a verse on the albums lead single Rump Shaker.

Rump Shaker has 11 different writer and producer credit; Aqil Davidson, Anton Hollins, David Porter, Markell Riley, Teddy Riley, David Wynn, Etterlene Jordan (Bunny DeBarge), El DeBarge, Randy DeBarge, Ty Fyffe, and of course . The song peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, right behind ’s “I Will Always Love You.”

There were rumors of producing the record but Ty Fyffe, a producer on Rump Shaker, clarified Pharrell’s involvement in the song saying,

“Me and [Teddy Riley] are the only producers that did that song. A lot of people got credit…shouts out to Pharrell; he was down with the camp back in the day. But he really didn’t produce ‘Rumpshaker’ – no disrespect, Pharrell’s a genius. I love Pharrell’s . But he only wrote Ted’s .”

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