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New Jack Swing, or "swingbeat"[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did, by combining elements of older styles with newer trends. It uses mellifluously soulful solo or harmonizing vocals sung over rhythms and "street" beats derived from urban musical influences. The sound of New Jack Swing comes from the hip hop "swing" beats created by drum machine, and hardware samplers, which was popular during the golden age of hip hop, with contemporary R&B style singing. This article is about a biological term. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Rhythm (Greek = flow, or in Modern Greek, style) is the variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or other events. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... The golden age of hip hop, derivative of old school hip hop, began with Run-DMCs album Raising Hell in 1986 and ended with the popularity of Dr. Dres album The Chronic in late 1992. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...


Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines new jack swing as "pop music usually performed by black musicians that combines elements of jazz, funk, rap, and rhythm and blues[2] Encyclopedia Brittanica calls it the "... most pop-oriented rhythm-and-blues music since 1960s Motown", since its "...performers were unabashed entertainers, free of artistic pretensions; its songwriters and producers were commercial professionals." New jack swing did not take up the trend of using sampled beats, and instead created beats using the then-new SP1200 and Roland 808 drum machines to lay an "insistent beat under light melody lines and clearly enunciated vocals." [3] Encyclopedia Brittanica states that the "key producers" were Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds and Teddy Riley.[4] Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ...

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History

The term "new jack swing" was coined by journalist and New Jack City co-writer Barry Cooper to describe the sound produced by R&B/Hip hop artist and producer Teddy Riley. Riley is an American R&B and hip hop singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He led the band Guy in the 1980s and Blackstreet in the 1990s. Riley stated that "I define the term [New Jack Swing] as a new kid on the block who's swingin' it," [5]. For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Barry Cooper (born 1949) English composer, organist and author, one of the most renowned Beethoven scholars, and editor of the Beethoven Compendium. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Guy is a popular 1980s and 1990s hip-hop, R&B and soul band that was one of the early pioneers of hip-hop/R&B music and which set a trend in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a movement called the New Jack Swing. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Music website VH1.com notes that while in the 2000s, "hip-hop and R&B are kissing cousins" in the early 1980s, "the two genres were seldom mentioned in the same breath." However, during the late 1980s, "during the era of high-top fades, and parachute pants, producer Teddy Riley and label boss Andre Harrell successfully fused and marketed the two sounds in a sexy, exclamatory music that critics termed New Jack Swing. It sparked a revolution." Riley stated that before New Jack Swing, "Rappers and singers didn't want anything to do with one another," because "Singers were soft, rappers were street." Riley's new style blended "sweet melody and big beats"[6] Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... Andre Harrell (Born September 26, 1960) in Harlem, New York is an American entrepreneur and founder of the now defunct record label, Uptown Records. ...


New Jack Swing is mellifluously soulful solo or harmonizing vocals addressing romantic themes and lyrics, sung over rhythms and "street" beats derived from urban musical influences. This style of music melded with hip hop, which also gave it elements of aggression of swaggering on some songs. Some songs were comprised of rhythmic beats with music, while others had singing alternating with rap sections over this same type of music. According to the 2004 The New Rolling Stone Album Guide, when Michael Jackson recorded his album Dangerous, he wanted to "update" his sound, so he replaced his previous producer Quincy Jones with "new jack swing producer Teddy Riley"[7] In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Look up dangerous in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Revival

Some NJS performers are still recording and touring, such as Raphael Saadiq, R. Kelly, TLC, Dallas Austin, Boyz II Men, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Will Smith, LL Cool J, and many others. New Jack Swing staged a revival of sorts in the mid-2000s, fuelled by the 2006 New Jack Reunion Tour. On September 8th 2007, New Jack Swing website New Jack Swing 4 Ever held a 20th Anniversary of New Jack Swing Celebration in New York City at Ashford + Simpson's Sugar Bar featuring Johnny Kemp, performer of 1988's early New Jack Swing track, "Just Got Paid." The genre was famously parodied by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg in the SNL digital short "Dick in a Box." On October 8th, 2007 VH-1's 4th Annual Hip-Hop Honors will pay tribute to New Jack Swing when their nationally televised ceremony debuts. Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Dallas Austin (born December 29, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Sean Diddy Combs Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969, aka Sean Puffy Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy) is a record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ... The New Jack Reunion Tour is a 2006 concert that features members of the 1990s music genre New Jack Swing, which was created by people like Teddy Riley and DeVante Swing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Andy Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American stand-up comic, Emmy-nominated songwriter, and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. ... SNL could mean: Saturday Night Live Scots National League This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Justin Timberlake in the Dick in a Box video. ...


Influences

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters film franchises helped spread New Jack Swing songs around—the former featuring MC Hammer, Technotronic, Partners in Kryme, and Vanilla Ice; while the latter had Ray Parker, Jr. and Bobby Brown (The King of New Jack Swing). For the 2007 film, see TMNT (film). ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture... Technotronic is a studio-based Belgian House Music project formed by Jo Bogaert (a. ... Partners in Kryme was an American hip hop duo from New York City. ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968), better known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known mostly for the 1990 single Ice Ice Baby. ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ... This article is about the R&B singer. ...


The NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air also boosted the spread of this culture, as the star of the show (Will Smith) was known initially for his hip hop duo with a minor character (Jazz) also on the show. A Different World and In Living Color are sitcoms of the era which show influences from the new jack swing style. House Party with Kid 'n Play Boomerang, Jason's Lyric and Bebe's Kids are movies from this time. This article is about the television network. ... Spoiler warning: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a television sitcom which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. ... DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince was a 1980s and 1990s rap duo. ... A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 until July 9, 1993). ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ... This article is about the event. ... Kid n Play were a hip-hop and comedy duo from New York City that were most popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the wooden implement. ... Jasons Lyric is a 1994 film about a young black man named Jason, who must learn how to deal with love and maturity. ... Bébés Kids (released to VHS and DVD as Robin Harris Bébés Kids) is an animated feature produced by the Hudlin Brothers and Hyperion Pictures, directed by Bruce W. Smith, and released on July 31. ...


Dance-oriented pop artists such as Deborah Gibson, Jane Child, Joey Lawrence, and New Kids on the Block also have new jack swing elements in their early 1990s output. Former members of Minneapolis music group "The Time", Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, created a new jack swing-like sound for Janet Jackson's third album Control. Jam and Lewis used similar influences with hip-hop drum beats with smoother R&B stylings in the production. The album established Janet's career in the music industry. To date the most successful New Jack Swing album is Dangerous, released in 1991 by Michael Jackson, which has sold nearly 30 million copies worldwide. Deborah Ann Debbie Gibson (born August 31, 1970), is an American singer-songwriter who was a teen pop icon. ... Jane Child (aka Jane Hyslop) (born on February 15, 1967 in Toronto) is a Canadian Dance-pop singer, producer and musician. ... For other persons named Joey Lawrence, see Joey Lawrence (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. ... Jam and Lewis (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are R & B writer/producers who enjoyed great success in the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. ... Terence Lewis (born December 29, 1935) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... Singles from Control Control is the third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. ... Dangerous is an album released by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson in November 1991 which has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...


Notable songs

The following songs with elements of new jack swing and similar R&B styles ranked in the top 10 of the US R&B Billboard charts or the top ten of the US "top 100" charts.


In 1987, Keith Sweat's song "I Want Her" by was number 5 in the US charts and number 1 in the R&B charts. One of Sweat's singles, "(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again" was on the soundtrack for the film New Jack City. The musician and record producer Teddy Riley's group Guy, a group which was one of the early pioneers of hip-hop and R&B had a hit with the song "Groove Me", which went to number 4 in the US R&B charts, and the 1988 song "Teddy's Jam", which ranked number 5 in the US R&B charts. In 1988, Bobby Brown's "Don't be Cruel" ranked number 8 in the US top 100 and number 1 in the US R&B charts. In 1988, Paula Abdul had a number 10 US R&B hit with "(It's Just) the Way That You Love Me"That same year, Ready for the World had a number 6 R&B hit with "My Girly." Keith Crier (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), better known as Keith Sweat, is an American R&B/soul, singer-songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ... I Want Her is a 1987 single from R&B singer Keith Sweats debut album, Make It Last Forever. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... Guy is a popular 1980s and 1990s hip-hop, R&B and soul band that was one of the early pioneers of hip-hop/R&B music and which set a trend in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a movement called the New Jack Swing. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Groove Me is the title two songs. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the R&B singer. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... (Its Just) The Way That You Love Me is Paula Abduls second single, from the album Forever Your Girl. ... Ready For the World is a R&B/ funk/ dance band from Flint Michigan who scored several big pop, soul and dance hits in the mid-eighties. ...


In 1989 Wrecks-N-Effect, a Teddy Riley-produced group which garnered press attention regarding their use of bikini-clad women in their videos, released "New Jack Swing", which lent its name to the emerging style. In 1989: "Mr. DJ" by Fenderella featuring Doug E. Fresh, known as the "human beatbox" for his imitations of drum machines and other hip hop sounds. In that same year, Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" ranked number 3 on the US top 100, and Babyface's song "It's No Crime" ranked number 7 in the US charts and number 1 on the US R&B charts. In 1989, Today's "Girl I Got My Eyes On You" also garnered a number 1 spot on the US R&B charts. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Wreckx-N-Effect was a New Jack Swing Hip-Hop group who had the multi-platinum hit Rump Shaker in 1992/1993, which was produced by Teddy Riley. ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Atlanta-based DJ and producer, known for doing tracks exclusively for Outkast. ... Doug E. Fresh is the stage name of Douglas E. Davis (born 1966), an American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer. ... Neneh Cherry performing live in Vienna (ca. ... Buffalo Stance is a song by Neneh Cherry. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Today was a R&B musical group from Englewood, New Jersey that emerged in the late 1980s. ...


In 1990, Bell Biv Devoe's song "Poison" and Johnny Gill's single "Rub You the Right Way" both made it to number 3 in the US top 100 and number 1 in the US R&B charts. That same year, Samuelle's song "So You Like What You See" spent two weeks as the number 1 song on the US R&B chart, a spot also reached by Troop's song "Spread My Wings". "Feels Good" by Tony! Toni! Toné!, another 1990 song that reached number 1 on the R&B charts, also placed on the US top 100 (number 9) and on the dance charts (number 3). "Why You Gettin' Funky On Me?" by Today (group) reached number 2 on the R&B charts. "Sensitivity" by Ralph Tresvant hit number 4 on the US top 100 charts and number 1 on the US R&B charts. "Let's Chill" by Guy garnered a number 3 spot on the US R&B charts. Bell Biv DeVoe was a successful splinter group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). // Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late 80s, but not... Poison is a 1990 title track single by the New Edition spinoff group Bell Biv DeVoe. ... Johnny Gill (born May 22, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is an R&B singer best known for his romantic ballads and as a member of New Edition. ... Rub You the Right Way is the title of a number-one R&B single by Johnny Gill. ... Samuelle is an African-American R&B singer who is a former member of the disco/dance/urban group Club Nouveau. ... So You Like What You See is the title of a number-one R&B single by Samuelle. ... Troop is an R&B group from from Pasadena, California. ... Spread My Wings is the title of a number-one R&B single by Troop. ... Feels Good is the title of a number-one R&B single by Tony! Toni! Tone!. The hit song spent two weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart. ... Tony! Toni! Toné! was an R&B group from Oakland, California popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. ... Today was a R&B musical group from Englewood, New Jersey that emerged in the late 1980s. ... Sensitivity is the title of a number-one R&B single by Ralph Tresvant. ... Ralph Tresvant, aka Rizz (born Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr. ... Guy is a popular 1980s and 1990s hip-hop, R&B and soul band that was one of the early pioneers of hip-hop/R&B music and which set a trend in the late 1980s and early 1990s in a movement called the New Jack Swing. ...


In 1992, Michael Jackson's single "Remember The Time" placed at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the Hot Dance Music/Club, and number 1 in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop category. Color Me Badd had a number 1 hit with "I Wanna Sex You Up". That same year, Christopher Williams released a single "I'm Dreamin'" from the New Jack City soundtrack, which became a #1 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Boyz II Men's song "Motownphilly" was a #1 R&B hit and top five U.S. pop hits. "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" by Hi-Five garnered the US #1 and R&B #1 spots. Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) In the Closet (2006) Dangerous track listing She Drives Me Wild (4) Remember the Time (5) Cant Let Her Get Away (6) HIStory track listing The Girl Is Mine (11) Remember the Time (12) Dont... Color Me Badd were a male R&B vocal group which was formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US. The members are Bryan Abrams (born November 16, 1969), Mark Calderon (born September 27, 1970), Kevin Thornton (born June 17, 1969) and Sam Watters (born July 23, 1970). ... I Wanna Sex You Up was a hit song for R&B boy band Color Me Badd in 1991. ... Christopher Williams (born Troy Christopher Williams on August 22, 1967, in The Bronx, New York, USA) is an American R&B singer who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Uptown Records. ... New Jack City (soundtrack) track listing New Jack Hustler Ice T (1) Im Dreamin Christopher Williams (2) New Jack City Guy (3) Im Dreamin is the title of a number-one R&B single by Christopher Williams. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Motownphilly is the Boyz II Mens 1991 debut single for their debut album, Cooleyhighharmony. ... For other uses, see Hi5. ...


"Exclusivity" by Damian Dame charted as number-one R&B single, spending two weeks at the top position, a position also achieved by The Rude Boys with their song "Are You Lonely For Me". In 1992, Chuckii Booker scored a top 10 R&B hit with his song "Games". That same year, "She's Got That Vibe" by R.Kelly and Public Announcement reached the number 7 position on the R&B charts. "Weak" by SWV (Sisters With Voices) hit the number one spot on both the US top 100 and the R&B charts. In 1993: "Don't Walk Away" by Jade made it to number 7 and number 3 in the US top 100 and R&B charts, respectively. TLC's debut album, "Ooooooohhh.... On the TLC Tip" (1992) had several hits, including "What About Your Friends" and "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg." Exclusivity is the title of a number-one R&B single by Damian Dame. ... Damian Dame was an R&B duo consisting of Debra Jean Deah Dame Hurd (September 20, 1958-June 27, 1994) and Bruce Edward Damian Broadus (September 13, 1966-June 27, 1996). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Are You Lonely For Me is the title of a number-one R&B single by group The Rude Boys. ... Chuckii Booker (born 1966 in Los Angeles, California) is an African American singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and bandleader. ... For other uses, see Game. ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Weak is a R&B ballad recorded by vocal girl group SWV for their 1992 debut album Its About Time. ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1974), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1974), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1973). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Dont Walk Away was a 1993 single released by R&B group Jade. ... Jade was a R&B group active during the early to mid-1990s. ... Ooooooohhh. ... What About Your Friends is TLCs third single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg is TLCs debut single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ...


Young artists were given the spotlight during this era. They include Tracie Spencer with her hit album Make the Difference(1990) and groups like The Boys with The Boys (Motown, 1990) and Another Bad Creation Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!(1991). Tracie Spencer is a American pop/R&B singer-songwriter, actress, and model. ... The Boys may refer to: The Boys (band), an American band The Boys (film), an Australian drama film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Another Bad Creation (or A.B.C. for short) was an American hip hop and R&B musical group from Atlanta, Georgia. ...

References

Holden, Stephen (February 6, 1991), "Quite a Guy", The New York Times, <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE7D81430F935A35751C0A967958260> The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...

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  2. ^ http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/jack+swing
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  4. ^ http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9118539/New-jack-swing
  5. ^ Holden, S: "The New York Times", 1991
  6. ^ http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/hip_hop_honors/_2007/honoree_detail.jhtml?id=new_jack_swing
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/michaeljackson/biography

External links

  • New Jack Swing 4 Ever: Celebrating New Jack Swing and the Spirit of Rhythmic Music from the Past, Present and Future
  • NJS West! West Coast spinoff of NJS4E featuring exclusive videos interviews, articles, trailers and more

New Jack Swing 90's You Tube Vidoes http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=567B14F7ED97F4DA


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New jack swing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
New jack swing is a hybrid style of rhythm and blues (RandB) combined with hip hop, popular from the late 1980s to early/mid-1990s.
Its sound is a blend of the sporadic hip hop "swing" beats (so called because of the extreme use of rhythmic improvisation), which were popular during the golden age of hip hop, with contemporary randb style singing.
New jack swing is also known for its aggression, swaggering and addressing romantic themes and lyrics.
New Jack Swing (1136 words)
New Jack Swing emerged in the latter half of the decade, reaching a zenith around 1990, with the huge success of Bell Biv Devoe’s single Poison.
The term “swing” referred to the rhythm, which often employed a combination of straight 8ths, 16th-note shuffles, and 16th-note swing patterns (in Europe, the music was sometimes known as Swingbeat and this name survives in the Netherlands, which for some reason is a stronghold of New Jack Swing fandom).
New Jack Swing, the disco of the late eighties.
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