Black Music Month: Guy Releases Debut Album
Let's take it back to 1988 and the undisputed leaders of the "New Jack Swing" era was "Guy" with super-producer Teddy Riley and brothers Damion and Aaron Hall. Their self-titled debut album "Guy" was released on this day (June 13th) in 1988 and its an R&B classic selling over 2 million copies in '88 and '89 featuring a few of the jams we're going to take a look at here!
The first single from the album "Round And Round" was a dance jam but didn't do well on the charts and was quickly forgotten about.
If you had one song to describe the "New Jack Swing" sound this would be a unanimous choice. "Groove Me" was the perfect fusion of hip-hop, dance and soul.
"Teddy's Jam" build off the momentum of "Groove Me" and had clubs and parties dancing for HOURS.
"I Like" is one of those jams that you can dance or just sing along and vibe to. The 4th single from their debut was also a big hit and helped them become R&B legends and the undisputed kings of new jack swing.