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Gene Griffin of Guy Fame Has Died

radiofacts.comI have actually known about this for a while but literally kept forgetting to print it. (hitting myself in the head). Gene died May 25 of what some describe as early-onset Alzheimer’s..
Legendary music executive Gene Griffin, perhaps best known for his involvement in G.R. Productions (Gene-Riley Productions) which included music by , Wrecks N Effect, , , , and more throughout the late 1980s, passed away early Sunday morning in Atlanta, GA. Griffin was battling Alzheimer’s Disease.

For those who may not be aware, born Gene Griffin’s first major success in music on his Sounds of label was the late-era disco track, “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life,” by InDeep. After that success, Gene then turned his attention to Kids At Work, the group that featured which would later morph into Guy (it featured future one-time Guy member Timmy Gatlin and Clurel Henderson).

It has been said that Griffin played a major role in Teddy Riley’s early success, instilling the discipline and financial support needed to cultivate Teddy’s undeniable musical genius. NJS4Ever.com will report more details concerning this sad news as it unfolds. Gene suffered a horrendous reputation for the latter part of his career and literally disappeared for almost 2 . Gene was 65 when he .


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4 comments

GARFIELD June 19, 2009 at 6:38 am

HEY MAN, YOUR STORY SUCKS!!! YOU DON’T EVEN MENTION THE FACT THAT GENE GRIFFIN TOOK COPYRIGHT CREDIT FOR WRITING ‘MY PREROGATIVE’, “JUST GOT PAID” ,AND “GROOVE ME”…AND DIDN’T WRITE SHIT….THEN THE YOUNG BOYS HAD TO SUE THEIR OWN PARTNER GRIFFIN TO GET THEIR MONEY AND THEY GOT RIPPED OFF FROM THAT. HE WAS A HORRIBLE DUDE WHO MADE MONEY RIPPING PEOPLE OFF…….HE DIED OF BAD KARMA, NOT ALZHEIMERS…

Roddy Bo (from ca.) June 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

later for all the bad shit ya’ll say about Gene. I did some work with him and some of his artist. None of those artists would of made it the way they did with out him. Gene used his resources and finances to make Guy the number one group in America at the time. After that they could do whatever they wanted, like they did. Not such a bad deal…….
If your in the music business you know how hard that is. Think about it.
And for the record Gene was a hell of a writer, don’t get it twisted.
Zeno’s album was off the hook. All lyrics written by Gene Griffin.
Everybody mad at him because he was a business man…please.
God Bless him and his family………

schauque November 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

damn, man. RIP, my man gene… and dont forget that he discovered e produced a bif band, BASIC BLACKS (1990).. I LOVE HIS PRODUCTION,,,… we (NJS lovers) will love gene FOR EVER, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT HE DID FOR THE MUSIC… bad new this,

junior July 10, 2011 at 7:55 am

Just because he made many acts doesn’t give him the right to rip them off. thats the reason TR dissed & dismissed him. They say never speak ill of the dead. I say speak the truth whether good or bad. I agree with garfield. There’s a reason why he didn’t do a whole lot after guy. Word gets around.

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