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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

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8. Christopher Williams, "I'm Dreamin'"

Bronx-born Williams might not have exactly endured himself to the late great Frank White -- "This ain't Christopher Williams," vowed Biggie on "Machine Gun Funk" -- but his contribution to the New Jack City flick was an unqualified smash. A must for any Summer of '91 playlist.

7. Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative"

The self-anointed king of New Jack Swing (as differentiated from Teddy Riley's status as its creator), Brown's brash and ballsy "My Prerogative" still resonates like a swaggering statement of intent -- even if its lyrics have taken on an unfortunate hue considering Brown's subsequent personal problems. Also, there's another fine keytar cameo in the video.

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