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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 would make it to the top. Hosted by Taraji P Henson. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.

Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson

8 Episodes
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Hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Subscribe today.Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound Premieres November 17thJoin Wondery+ in the Wondery App to listen to the entire series ad free:https://wondery.app.link/jackedExperience the music with our playlist now:Apple: http://wondery.fm/JackedPlaylist_Apple
Episode 1: I Had A Vision

Episode 1: I Had A Vision

2020-11-1743:4413

While working in a department store, a chance meeting inspires Timmy Gatling to form a new group called Guy. He seeks out an old friend, Teddy Riley, to be a part of it. Timmy’s determined to make it in the music industry, but first has to decide who else can help the group get there. If you love the music you're hearing in this series, listen to a song playlist here: http://wondery.fm/JackedPlaylistSpoSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.
Gene Griffin seems to have the connections to get the group a record deal, but does he have everyone’s best interests in mind? If you love the music you're hearing in this series, listen to a song playlist here: http://wondery.fm/JackedPlaylistSpoSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.
At five years old, Teddy Riley was pulled up onstage at the famous Apollo theater.  That magical night set him on a path: the quiet genius making music, while bigger guys clear a path for him. When Teddy gets behind a mixing board, he becomes one of the most sought-after producers in music. As Guy hits the charts, will Teddy’s talent eclipse the rest of the group?  Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.
Guy’s at its peak as its debut album drops. Damion’s fighting for his place in the group, and Gene Griffin’s tightening control. And tensions run hot as the group goes on tour with some of the hottest R&B and hip-hop acts of the day.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.
Episode 5: Superfest

Episode 5: Superfest

2020-12-0843:209

When Guy is suddenly named co-headliners of the Superfest tour,  a friendly rivalry with New Edition turns deadly. After this summer, the group will never be the same.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.Honey - Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/JACKED.
Teddy goes missing and Gene tries to track him down. In his time of need, Teddy reaches out to an old friend for help. And when the King of Pop calls Teddy, he has to make an important decision.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED at talkspace.com for $100 off your first month.Honey - Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/JACKED.Ritual - Receive 10% off your first 3 months at Ritual.com/JACKED.
What about New Jack beyond Guy? Carla Hall, host of the Wondery show “Say Yes,” talks with music producer Kyle West about how a chance encounter led him to work with Teddy Riley.If you want to hear Carla Hall interview guests like Rachael Ray and Kristen Bell, listen to "Say Yes!" at wondery.fm/carlahall Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Use promo code JACKED attalkspace.com for $100 off your first month.
Comments (9)

Pam Thorson

I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. https://workmanship.in/

Jan 11th
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Br0wnie

Great episode!!! Loved ALL the New Jack Swing, R&B, +others history, historic tidbits, and interviews. Awesome job guys!!!!

Dec 16th
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Br0wnie

The Suspense is killing me!! Y'all took so long to get to a cheating music manager y'all had me convinced he was innocent until you laid the facts on down. Wow! Love the storytelling, behind the scene tidbits, narrator's voice, and suspense!!

Dec 16th
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Br0wnie

Great story telling of the origin of #NewJackSwing. This podcast takes me back to the mid 80s early 90s, and let me tell you I am enjoying it!

Dec 16th
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knot ales

This is one of the best music podcasts produced. looking foreword to more from this production team.

Dec 15th
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Craig Boddie

I cannot get enough of this podcast. By the time I found "Jacked", five episodes were available. I binged all five consecutively. I was amazed how Guy was formed and felt terrible for Timmy being kicked out. I could not hold my excitement to find out Teddy Riley had been involved with some of my favorite music memories of my childhood like Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe D, and Keith Sweat. I would recommend this to anybody who was a child of the New Jack Era.

Dec 10th
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Demeaco Franklin

Wonderful podcast! I had no idea of how GUY started. I can't wait for future episodes.

Nov 23rd
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Brandon Ball

One of the best music podcasts I have ever heard. This is a side of music that is rarely dived into. I cant wait for future episodes

Nov 17th
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