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).]
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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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