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Articles tagged new jack swing

Sunday, October 9 2011

New Jack Black: Contemporary Urbanity and Blackness in New Jack City

Hood films are a jarring eviction notice for traditional Civil Rights rhetoric and, possibly, leadership -- in other words, "What has the Civil Rights movement done for me lately?"


Thursday, October 6 2011

New Jack Swing Forever: How a Movement Redefined an Era

New Jack Swing was the soundtrack to young America of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the same vein that Motown was the soundtrack to young America of the 1960s.


Tuesday, September 27 2011

Michael Jackson, Dangerous, and the Reinvention of Pop

Nirvana and company may have killed off '80s rock. But if pop was dead, its "king" had successfully created alternatives.


Wednesday, January 5 2011

Groove Me: Looking Back at New Jack Swing

Marrying hip hop elements to high-energy compositions and carefully-crafted productions, new jack swing was the cutting edge of R&B music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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