Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

Taraji P. Henson says a new podcast series delving into the New Jack Swing backstory is a much-needed piece of work.

The Oscar-nominated actor is the host of “Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound,” which premiered this week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the Wondery App.

She's also a producer of the six-part series, which airs Tuesdays.

The series looks at the “rise and eventual fall” of the movement. “Jacked” delves into the complex relationships between a group of Harlem teenagers who created the musical sound.

It features Henson's narration, dozens of interviews including band members and managers, and music from Universal Music Group’s catalog.

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