Ty Fyffe Clarifies Wreckx-n-Effect "Rumpshaker" Production Credits
The New York veteran producer dispels a lot of rumors that The Neptunes' Pharrell made a '92 hit, though Fyffe says Skateboard P did write Teddy Riley's raps.
A Top 10 single in 1992 was Wreckx-n-Effect's "Rumpshaker." The Teddy Riley-helmed sophomore album for the group, Hard or Smooth would be a career launching pad for the likes of N*E*R*D/The Neptunes Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, as well as "Murder Inc." producer Ty Fyffe.
With "Rumpshaker's" extensive writing and production credits, Fyffe recently spoke with Grind Music-Radio about who contributed what to the song, and how he and Teddy are the only actual producers. Noting that "Rump Shaker" and Hard or Smooth were his first credits, Ty said, "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 music. But he only wrote Ted's rap."
Fyffe also revealed that the songs credit and royalties may also go to Riley's family members, not actually responsible for the song. Fyffe said, "We're not even really gonna get into that," so as he did not expound. The song also features several samples, "Me and Ted took the [components] apart, and basically did it from scratch."
Ty Fyffe recently produced on Snoop Dogg's Malice N' Wonderland, 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Busta Rhymes' Back On My B.S. He runs the popular producer's website, TyFyffe.com.