Publisher: UMG, Wondery

Critic Rating: 5.0/5


Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv Devoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone wo...

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Laura Jane Standley - The Atlantic - Dec 26, 2020

"Tracing the rise and fall of musicians has become a staple in film and TV, but here the host Taraji P. Henson demonstrates how perfectly suited this type of audio documentary is for direct engagement with pop songs. The soundtrack propels the narrative forward, particularly the incredible new jack swing tracks."

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