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New Jack Swing

New Jack Swing is a hybrid style of rhythm and blues (R &B) or soul music combined with Rap/Hip-hop, popular from the late 1980s-early/mid-1990s.

Also called "New Jack R & B" or "Swingbeat," the term was coined either by journalist/New Jack City co-writer Barry Michael Cooper or music artist/producer Teddy Riley who invented this style in the experiment of integrating hip-hop rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary R & B sound. The style developed in a way similar to many previous styles, as a new combination of older styles. Some of the songs only had hip-hop beats, some had rap sections alternating with singing. New Jack Swing is mellifluously soulful solo or harmonizing vocals sung over funky, rap rhythms.

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