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New Jack Swing evolved in the late '80s, when urban contemporary soul artists began incorporating hip-hop rhythms, samples, and production techniques into their sound. Some songs simply had hip-hop beats, others had rapped sections and sung choruses, but the overall result was an edgier, more street-oriented sound that seamlessly blended both the melodic qualities of soul and the funky rhythms of rap. It paved the way for the '90s soul, where the dividing line between rap and R&B was frequently indistinguishable.

New Jack Swing Artists Highlights

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men
R. Kelly
R. Kelly
Bell Biv DeVoe
Bell Biv DeVoe

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New Jack Swing Album Highlights

What's the 411?
Mary J. Blige
What's the 411?
12 Play
R. Kelly
12 Play
Hits
New Edition
Hits
Guy
Guy
Guy
The Essential Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
The Essential Michael ...
Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
Rhythm Nation 1814

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New Jack Swing Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
You Remind Me Mary J. Blige
Bump N' Grind R. Kelly
Cool It Now New Edition
Groove Me Guy
Alright Janet Jackson
Whip Appeal Babyface
Feels Good Tony! Toni! Toné!
The Blues Tony! Toni! Toné!
Motownphilly Boyz II Men
Make It Last Forever Jacci McGhee / Keith Sweat

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