new jack swing


variants or 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 Amber Ruffin Show did a new jack swing–inflected R&B song about how the white celebs need to wash their kids. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 28 Aug. 2021 As new jack swing pioneer Bobby Brown, Houston’s husband for 14 turbulent years, Ashton Sanders strains to humanize a figure painted as comically insufferable. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2022 An unexpected boost came in the form of Teddy Riley, the king of the new jack swing genre. Mychal Denzel Smith, The Atlantic, 18 Nov. 2022 When the whole crew was talking, the idea came up to make a new jack swing song. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2022 For July 3 This is listed as a dance-pop and new jack swing song on Wikipedia. Kris Holt, Forbes, 3 July 2022 His revenge was ultimately sweet: a string of huge hits using the funkier new jack swing sound. Rodney Ho, ajc, 26 May 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of new jack swing was in 1989

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“New jack swing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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