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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

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6. Johnny Kemp, "Just Got Paid"

Teddy Riley's work behind the boards helped hand Bahamas-born crooner Johnny Kemp his biggest hit. Less convincingly, the album that the song's culled from, Secrets of Flying, also contains a far-from-convincing New Jack Swing cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)". (Rap note: Adding to the Pharcyde's unlikely new jack swing footnote status (they're Egyptian dancers in Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" video), the group once rhymed Kemp's name with "bomb hemp.")

5. Samuelle, "So You Like What You See"

Ex-Club Nouveau warbler Samuelle secured his status as a one-hit New Jack Swinger with the sultry "So You Like What You See." Smartly setting himself apart from his peers, the canny singer nixed the notion of featuring a keytar in the song's video and instead granted a costarring spot to a young Tyra Banks.

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