new jack swing

noun, often capitalized N&J&S

Definition of new jack swing 

: pop music usually performed by black musicians that combines elements of jazz, funk, rap, and rhythm and blues

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Indeed, the sixth single from janet. feels like a sassy update of the Supremes with the new jack swing of Rhythm Nation 1814, all rocking a sexier swag. Chuck Arnold, Billboard, "Janet Jackson's 'janet.' Album Turns 25: Ranking All the Songs (Critic's Picks)," 18 May 2018 Riley is a member of Guy and a producer credited with spearheading the genre of new jack swing. Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "R&B was better in the '90s. Here's proof.," 14 Mar. 2018 Since then, Mars has incorporated R&B, funk, new jack swing and more into his music, racking up two Super Bowl appearances and 10 Grammy awards along the way. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "Bruno Mars was accused of cultural appropriation. Charlie Wilson, among others, defended him.," 12 Mar. 2018 The new song, released on Wednesday (Sept. 13) blends new jack swing with the K-pop girl group’s representative twinkling synths to create a throwback track fit for the season. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "GFriend Welcome the 'Summer Rain' in New Single," 13 Sep. 2017

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1989, in the meaning defined above

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