Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass, born March 26, 1950, was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
If you've ever listened to Big Daddy Kane, Father MC, Ghostface, Cam'ron, Mobb Deep, 9th Wonder, Kanye West or... JAY-Z's "This can't be life" you've heard Teddy Pedergress' smooth lyrical stylings via. producer's well chosen samples.
Teddy is a legend, celebrated in all genres of music for a his legacy and the quality of music he created... the man was so smooth he could talk for half the track and it was music!
Herold Melvin and the blue Notes: Be for Real
*If you listen to this you can definitely hear the inspiration for Drake's "Fancy" and R.Kelly's "Real Talk"
**ROLLS ROYCE PILLOW SWAGGGGG...