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New Jack Swing

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...New jack swing is an African-American dance music that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, driven by an emerging generation of young songwriters and producers influenced by urban street culture. Although relatively short-lived...

R&B, Contemporary

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘Contemporary R&B’ is being used here to subsume a broad range of stylistic innovations in African-American popular music from the late 1970s to the early twenty-first century. The diversity of its various influences and the impact...