Respected composer and producer known for his work with artists like Teena Marie. He co-wrote Minnie Riperton hits like 1979's 'Memory Lane'.
His first job as a film composer came on the 1981 sci-fi film Outland.
He co-founded the music label Third Stone Records along with actor Michael Douglas.
He co-wrote songs for his wife, singer Minnie Riperton.
His daughter is movie star and Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph.