R&B/New Jack Swing Group

Group members - Anthony Fuller, Dwayne Jones, Steven Capers, Michael Best, Delvis Damon, André Jackson, Kenny Kelly

Riff were an R&B vocal group from Paterson, New Jersey, formed while its members were teenagers attending Paterson's Eastside High School. They began under the name Playboys in the late 1980s,

After their track "Everybody Is Somebody" appeared on the 1989 film Lean on Me (which is based upon events occurring at Eastside High), they signed to SBK Records, releasing a self-titled album in 1991. The group scored several respectable hits, including three in the Billboard Hot 100. Their song "Family" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1990 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Following the success of the album, the group appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show and Soul Train, and opened on tour for LL Cool J and Vanilla Ice

In 1992 they released the title track to to the Wesley Snipes movie "White Men Can't Jump"

The group's second album, 'To Whom It May Concern', was released in 1993.

Anthony "Chill" Fuller, Dwayne "Stylz" Jones and Michael "Nitty Green" Best later went on to join the group Men Of Vizion
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Riff Discography


K2 95828 Riff Riff (Album) SBK Records, SBK Records K2 95828 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
E2-81162, 0777 7 81162 2 4 Riff To Whom It May Concern (Album) EMI Records, EMI Records E2-81162, 0777 7 81162 2 4 US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DPRO-05418 Riff Everytime My Heart Beats (Single) SBK Records DPRO-05418 US 1991 Sell This Version
4KM-07361 Riff If You're Serious (Single) SBK Records 4KM-07361 US 1991 Sell This Version
SPRO-05383 Riff My Heart Is Failing Me (Single) SBK Records SPRO-05383 US 1991 Sell This Version
DPRO 05420 Riff Christmas Medley (CD, Single, Promo) SBK Records DPRO 05420 US 1991 Sell This Version
4JM-07342 Riff My Heart Is Failing Me(Cass, Single) SBK Records 4JM-07342 US 1991 Sell This Version
RP251 Riff White Men Can't Jump (Maxi, Single) SBK Records, SBK Records RP251 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO-04569 Riff Judy Had A Boyfriend (Single) EMI USA, ERG DPRO-04569 US 1993 Sell This Version
DPRO-05611 Riff Baby I'm Yours(CD, Single, Promo) EMI Records USA DPRO-05611 Unknown Sell This Version


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July 30, 2011
edited over 3 years ago
Does anyone have or know where I can get a copy of Riff's "Every Time My Heart Beats (Narley Marley Mix)" single on vinyl or CD? It seems to be pretty hard to find.


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