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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 using the then-new SP1200 and Roland 808 drum machines to lay an "insistent… read more

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  • Avatar for pettlepop
    To Swing or not to swing?
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    Cyborg beats and genius production with great tunes and vocals...makes for a great genre...I wish there was a post NJS scene
  • Avatar for eab750
    Donell Jones – U Know What's Up
  • Avatar for RobHeathers
    Not going to lie--this is my 3rd favorite genre (following queercore & new wave). SWV, Lisa Lisa, and Rhythm Nation era Janet. Wow.
  • Avatar for Batiste369
    Great genre! I still jam to New Jack Swing <3
  • Avatar for PolarAurora
    My brand new electro swing mix:
  • Avatar for i_love_mangos
    more swag than a lil bit LOL
  • Avatar for rustystake
    Janet needs some representation here!
  • Avatar for MissVampireD
    Teddy comeback! I love this genre!
  • Avatar for straw4uberry
    i habe a question would Mary J Blige be considered New Jack?

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