New Jack Swing took over the late 80’s and early 90’s. Keith Sweat, Bell Biv Devoe, Al B. Sure, SWV, and it all starts with the supergroup Guy. Led by Teddy Riley, Guy also included the brilliant vocals of Aaron Hall. Teddy later fronted Blackstreet. “Let’s Chill” was a slow dance favorite with the perfect blend of old school R&B and New Jack Swing.
“TEMPTATION” BRIAN McKNIGHT Featuring BRIAN McKNIGHT Jr.
Brian McKnight’s brother was a lead member of Take 6 and now Brian’s son is getting into the business. Classics like Anytime, Back At One, and Crazy Love dominated many Quiet Storm mixtapes. Brian’s chart success has dwindled but he’s still putting out quality music. This song is from his 2011 CD, Just Me, and features his oldest son.
“911” WYCLEF JEAN and MARY J. BLIGE
Summer jam from 2000 featuring ex-Fugee Wyclef Jean and the Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige. The Haitian beats combined with one of Mary’s best complementary vocals really shines on this hit! The song samples Edie Brickell’s “What I Am” and James Brown’s “The Payback”. Love the line: “Someone please call 911, the alleged assailant was 5 foot one, and she shot me through my soul.”