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

Examples of new jack swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Bell Biv DeVoe & Nelly to Bring Throwback Hip-Hop to American Music Awards," 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, "100 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1980s," 12 Aug. 2020 The more polished, new jack swing sound of Whitney’s Houston’s third album wasn’t well received in 1990. cleveland, "90 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1990s," 29 Apr. 2020 Riley, who was at the forefront of the new jack swing sound, was 25. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Finneas Is One of the Youngest Grammy Nominees Ever for Producer of the Year," 10 Dec. 2019 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,, "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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“New jack swing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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