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New jack swing is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses the rhythms, samples and production techniques of hip-hop with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. It uses mellifluously soulful solo or harmonizing vocals sung over rhythms and "street" beats derived from urban musical influences.

New jack swing did not take up the trend of using sampled beats, and instead created beats…

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  • To Swing or not to swing? http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2z9bka_to-swing-or-not-to-swing_animals
  • Cyborg beats and genius production with great tunes and vocals...makes for a great genre...I wish there was a post NJS scene
  • Donell Jones – U Know What's Up
  • Not going to lie--this is my 3rd favorite genre (following queercore & new wave). SWV, Lisa Lisa, and Rhythm Nation era Janet. Wow.
  • Great genre! I still jam to New Jack Swing <3
  • My brand new electro swing mix: http://soundcloud.com/sinatrex/global-swing
  • more swag than a lil bit LOL
  • Janet needs some representation here!
  • Teddy comeback! I love this genre!
  • i habe a question would Mary J Blige be considered New Jack?

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