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New jack swing is a hybrid style of rhythm and blues (R&B) combined with hip hop, popular from the late 1980s to early/mid-1990s. Its sound is a blend of the sporadic hip hop "swing" beats (so called because of the extreme use of rhythmic improvisation), which were popular during the golden age of hip hop, with contemporary r&b style singing.

Also called "new jack R&B" or "swingbeat", the term was coined either by journalist and New Jack City co-writer Barry Michael Cooper or music artist and producer Teddy Riley who invented this style in the experiment of integrating various rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The style developed in a way similar to many previous styles, as a new combination of older styles. Some songs were comprised of rhythmic beats with music, while others had singing alternating with rap sections over this same type of music. In short, New jack swing is mellifluously soulful solo or harmonizing vocals sung over rhythms and "street" beats derived from urban musical influences. This style of music melded into the form of hip-hop that is widely popular in today's music. New jack swing is also known for its aggression, swaggering and addressing romantic themes and lyrics. The music also had an impact on other musical genres and resulted in a new jack swing era, which lasted from 1987 to approximately 1994. That era was celebrated by all things "urban" in popular culture across the mass media.

New jack is a slang term that has several, different meanings, but most obviously, simply means someone who or something that is new. Swing refers to the rhythmic pattern, which always consists of straight 8ths, 16th note shuffles and 16th note swing patterns.

List of new jack swing artists

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Aaron Hall
After 7
Al B. Sure!
Alexander O'Neal
Alyson Williams
Andrew Logan
Another Bad Creation
Babyface
Basic Black
Bell Biv DeVoe
Bingoboys
BlackGirl
Blueboy
Bobby Brown
Boyz II Men
Brownstone
Tevin Campbell
Christopher Williams
Colonial Cousins
Color Me Badd
Damian Dame
Damion Hall
En Vogue
Entouch
Escoffreys
Ex-Girlfriend
Father MC
Finest Hour
For Real
Foster & McElroy
The Gap Band
Gerard
The Good Girls
Guy
Gyrlz
Heavy D
Hi Five
II D Extreme
Jade
James Ingram
Jamm Brothers
Janet Jackson
Jeff Redd
Jodeci
Joe Public
Johnny Gill
Johnny Kemp
Jus' Cauze
Karyn White
Keisha Jackson
Keith Sweat
Kiara
Ladae!
Lady Levi
Lance Romance
Le Gent
LeVert
Lo-Key?
Lorenzo
Loose Ends
Main Attraction
Meli'sa Morgan
Men at Large
Modest Fok
Naturally Seven
Nayobe
New Edition
Nikki D
Nu Soul Habits
Nuttin' Nyce
Ol' Skool
Pebbles
Portrait
Prince
Ralph Tresvant
Riff
Samuelle
Shanice
Small Change
Soul II Soul
Soultry
Special Generation
Stephanie Mills
Stevie Wonder
SWV
Teddy Riley
Terry Ellis
The Boys
The Force M.D.s
Timex Social Club
Timmy Gatling
TLC
Today
Tony Terry
Total
Trey Lorenz
Troop
Tyler Collins
U.N.V.
Voices

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