Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound

By Wondery | UMG

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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. 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


Episode Date
Episode 3: The Golden Child
00:39:19

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? 

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Nov 24, 2020
Episode 2: The Devil’s Nectar
00:34:52

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/JackedPlaylistSpo

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Nov 17, 2020
Episode 1: I Had A Vision
00:41:16

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/JackedPlaylistSpo

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Nov 17, 2020
Introducing Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound
00:01:46

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson. Subscribe today.

Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound Premieres November 17th

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Nov 09, 2020