new jack swing

noun
variants: or New Jack Swing

Definition of new jack swing

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

Examples of new jack swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hip-hop/R&B hybrid group — which was foundational to the new jack swing movement of the 1980s — signed to Tommy Boy Records in 1984. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 5 Jan. 2022 Over the last three decades, Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue has dabbled in just about every genre of music under the sun, from country to new jack swing. Chris Malone Méndez, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 Teddy Riley is credited with inventing new jack swing. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 13 May 2021 McCarthy and Scherzinger both connected the jack card in the package to New Jack City (and therefore new jack swing), with the former guessing Flavor Flav and the latter naming Keith Sweat. Rachel Yang, EW.com, 22 Apr. 2021 The album was at the forefront of the new jack swing movement that combined elements of traditional soul and R&B with hip-hop. Paul Grein, Billboard, 16 Nov. 2020 After two albums that tanked, Jackson joined forces with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for a new sound that would foreshadow new jack swing. cleveland, 12 Aug. 2020 The more polished, new jack swing sound of Whitney’s Houston’s third album wasn’t well received in 1990. cleveland, 29 Apr. 2020 Riley, who was at the forefront of the new jack swing sound, was 25. Paul Grein, Billboard, 10 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of new jack swing

1989, in the meaning defined above

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“New jack swing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20jack%20swing. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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