new jack swing


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new jack swing

n.
A style of rhythm and blues of the late 1980s and early 1990s, characterized by upbeat tempos, synthesized instruments, and elements of hip-hop.

[Coined by American journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper (born 1956) : African American Vernacular English new jack, newcomer, new member of a gang (from jack, man) + swing (in reference to swing beat setting on drum machines that was often used by American new jack swing producer Teddy Riley (born 1967) to craft beats).]

new jack swing

A musical style that developed in the 1980s as soul musicians began incorporating elements of rap and hip hop into their music.
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The New Jack Swing, old school Hip Hop and R and B genres had taken a back seat with the turn of the century as music evolved.
Mars requested the new jack swing sound of Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown "and we were like, say no more," Romulus said.
With what is easily his best album, Mars and his production team, Shampoo Press & Curl, deliver music that mixes funk, '80s R&B and new jack swing.
36, Rolling Stone said the song, "blended then-trendy American new jack swing with Korean lyrics to tremendous success, spawning a wave of similarly sounding boy bands and girl groups and establishing the scene's still-strong affection for multi-member outfits as opposed to solo acts.
The Essential New Jack Swing collection (TMM/Maddmattix Music) is now live on Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal and streaming radio services world wide.
With a distinctive production sound somewhere between House and Disco lovingly influenced by New Jack Swing and the 1980s, his tracks have had support from the likes of The Magician, Soulclap and Seth Troxler to name a few.
Similarly she has adored Raphael Saadiq since the 90s, when she was a huge fan of his New Jack Swing band, Tony
When they broke out into four-part harmony on Make Sure the Lady is a Friend it harked back to Jodeci and Keith Sweat in the early days of the original New Jack Swing - hence Jack the Lad Swing (JLS).
Brown helped pioneer the new jack swing music style in the 1980s and had a No.
On this half-hearted stab at Justin Timberlake-inspired new jack swing, the Pussycat Dolls/New Kids deliver the idiotic call-and-response of "Do you like my boy/Girl, you know I do/Do you think that I'm a hottie?
New Jack swing king Teddy Riley and his r&b harmony quartet Blackstreet scored three years ago with the delightful Grammy-winning chart-topper ``No Diggity.
Innovative, talented, imaginative and daring--these are only a few of the accolades given to the King of New Jack Swing, producer, composer and singer Teddy (Street) Riley, whose unique blend of old-school soul and streetwise hip-hop took R&B up a creative road of no return.