Teddy Riley Took Him Viral, But Breyon Prescott Was Already a Big Deal

When technical difficulties torpedoed Teddy Riley and Babyface’s anticipated Verzuz battle last month, Black Twitter responded in perfect Black Twitter fashion: memeing the debacle into oblivion. Meme Zero came courtesy of the husky, bearded man dancing behind Riley to “The Show.” A weed carrier, people figured. An Instagram hype man. But folks familiar with the music industry knew exactly who the cat in the hat was: Breyon Prescott, a songwriter and executive in the third decade of a long career…


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