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NJS4E Interviews






NJS4E Interviews Reginald Hudlin (2011)

Andrew Knyte interviews filmmaker, former television executive and comics impressario Reginald Hudlin. Responsible for classic New Jack Era films such as Boomerang (1992) and House Party (1990), Reggie Hudlin's most recent projects include Black Panther for Marvel Comics.



NJS4E Interviews Kedar Massenburg (2009)

JOe Decidal sits down with the legendary Kedar Massenburg, head of Kedar Records, and the man who launched D'Angelo, and also is currently working with Joe, Ginuwine, Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, and more!


NJS4E Interviews Bobby Brown (2008)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal sit down with Bobby Brown, easily the biggest star to emerge during the New Jack Swing Era after his headliner at Chicago's Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago, IL in February 2008. Johnny Gill also makes a brief appearance.


NJS4E Interviews Joe Thomas (2009)

JOe Decidal sits down with respected singer/songwriter Joe Thomas, best known for the hits "I Wanna Know," "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)," "Don't Wanna Be A Player," "Stutter (feat. Mystikal)," and being the featured vocalist on Big Pun's "Still Not A Player."


NJS4E Interviews Andre Harrell (Founder of Uptown Records / NuAmerica) (2008)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal interview Andre Harrell during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors weekend. Andre was the founder of Uptown Records, the epicenter of New Jack Swing during the New Jack Swing Era (1987-1994) and home to many acts including Heavy D, Christopher Williams, Guy, Father MC, Jodeci, and Mary J Blige.


NJS4E Interviews Jon B (2010)
Shand of NJS4E London catches up with Jon B after one of his concerts in London.


NJS4E Interviews K-Ci Hailey and Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci (2009)
Shand of NJS4E London catches up with K-Ci Hailey and Dalvin Degrate of Jodeci after their Valentine's Day 2009 concert  at Wembley Arena.


NJS4E Interviews DeVante Swing of Jodeci (2009)
Shand of NJS4E London catches up with DeVante Swing on his tour bus, and near the end you can catch a glimpse of K-Ci. Footage was shot shortly after their appearance at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.


NJS4E Interviews Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) (2008)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal catch up with Sean Stockman of Boyz II Men shortly before their performance at the Arie Crown Theatre in February 2008. This show also featured Johnny Gill and Bobby Brown.


NJS4E Interviews Dru Hill (2008)
JOe Decidal and DJ Freez' interview Dru Hill backstage at the Heineken Music Hall after December's 2008 R&B Throwback Part 1 concert in Amsterdam.


NJS4E with Jeff Redd @ Club Lotus (2007)
Andrew Knyte captures Jeff Redd in an impromptu performance at the first NJS 20th Anniversary Party in July 2007, hosted by Barry Michael Cooper, Nelson George and NJS4E. This video was picked up by Sandra Rose.com and Mediatakeout.com and racked up over 15,000 views in three days. Additional clips featuring Carl Thomas (formerly of Bad Boy records), Jeff Redd's manager George Harrell, DJ Cosmo Baker, and Barry Michael Cooper.


NJS4E Interviews Nevelle Hodge (The Untouchables) (2009)
JOe Decidal interviews Nevelle Hodge, masterful keyboardist behind hits by Heavy D, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson - among others!


NJS4E Interviews Clinton "Buddy" Wike of Intro (2009)
JOe Decidal catches up with Clinton "Buddy" Wike from R&B group Intro, best known for the hits "Let Me Be The One," "Come Inside," "Ribbon In The Sky" and "Love Thing."


NJS4E Interviews Jeff Sanders of Intro (2009)

JOe Decidal catches up with Jeff Sanders from R&B group Intro, best known for the hits "Let Me Be The One," "Come Inside," "Ribbon In The Sky" and "Love Thing."



NJS4E Interviews RAAB and D'ZO (Basic Black/911/Justin Timberlake) (2007)
JOe Decidal caught up with Daryl "D'zo" Adams, former lead singer of New Jack Swing stalwarts Basic Black and Hip-Hop/Soul act 911.  He also speaks to Rob "Raab" Stevenson, another member of 911 and the other male backup singer for Justin Timberlake's tour.


NJS4E Interviews Adina Howard (2010)
Shand of NJS4E London catches up with Jon B after one of his concerts in London.


NJS4E Japan Interviews Big Daddy Kane (2009)
Keisuke and Kane interview a very tired Big Daddy Kane after his first performance ever in Japan. Big Daddy Kane is one of the few hip-hop artists who has transitioned from New Jack Era success to underground hip-hop royalty.


NJS4E Interviews Johnny Kemp at NJS4E's 20th Anniversary of New Jack Swing (2007)
JOe Decidal interviews Johnny Kemp, the artist who recorded and popularized the early Teddy Riley hit, "Just Got Paid," released in the spring of 1988. Additional clips include performances of the night, and candid moments with Johnny Kemp, his manager and promoter DJ Kev Ski, and NJS4E's own JOe Decidal and Andrew Knyte.


NJS4E Interviews Dalvin Degrate of Jodeci (2006)
JOe Decidal interviews "Mr. Dalvin" of Jodeci in the spring of 2006.


NJS4E Interviews Aqil Davidson of Wrecks N Effect (2007)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal interview Aqil Davidson of Wrecks N Effect during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors weekend in October 2007.


NJS4E Interviews Chauncey Hannibal of BLACKstreet (2007)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal interview Chauncey Hannibal of BLACKstreet the morning after his performance with Teddy Riley at the 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors in NYC.


NJS4E Interviews Silk (2008)
JOe Decidal and DJ Freez' interview Silk at the Heineken Music Hall backstage after their performance at Amsterdam's R&B Throwback Part 1 in December 2008.


NJS4E Interviews Bad Boy Hitman Jack Knight (2007)
Andrew Knyte and JOe Decidal head over to Bad Boy studios to interview Bad Boy Hitman Jack Knight during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors weekend. His work includes "Touch It" by Monifah, as well as "Sittin' Home" by Total and later works by Bad Boy artists.


NJS4E Interviews Producer Ike Lee III (2007)
JOe Decidal interviews producer Ike Lee III the night of NJS4E's 20th Anniversay of New Jack Swing celebration (September 8th, 2007). Ike Lee was a member of '90s production group 3 Boyz From Newark, and has contributed to albums by Toni Braxton and more.


NJS4E Interviews A&R/Music Industry Figure Kevin Woodley (2007)
JOe Decidal interviews Kevin "Sugar Daddy" Woodley, former A&R of Columbia and Atlantic Records. Acts under his watch included Intro, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, New Kids On The Block, and Full Force. A tribute to Kenny Greene of Intro is discussed.


NJS4E Interviews Jeff Redd and Adrian Van Velsen in Venice Beach (2006)
Andrew Knyte spends some time with former Uptown/MCA artist and MCA Records executive (K-Ci & JoJo) Jeff Redd as he works on music with his recording engineer Adrian Van Velsen in Venice Beach, CA. Features an acapella performance by Jeff as well as an interview of Knyte by Jeff. 


NJS4E Interviews DJ David Wynn (2009)
JOdecidal interviews DJ David Wynn, a producer who worked on NJS classics such as "Rump Shaker" by Wrecks N Effect and "It Takes Two," by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock.


NJS4E Interviews Gordon Chambers (2009)
JOdecidal catches up with singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers, best known for the hits "If You Love Me," by Brownstone, and "I Apologize" by Anita Baker.


NJS4E Interviews Spanky Williams and G-Fly of Men Of Vizion (2007)
JOe Decidal catches up with Spanky Williams and G-Fly of Men Of Vizion during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors weekend. The first four parts are a formal interview, followed by a "chill" session, listening to exclusive and unreleased music by the group.


NJS4E Interviews Lavaba Mallison (2007)
JOe Decidal interviews Lavaba Mallison in New York City during the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Weekend. Lavaba was heavily involved with Teddy Riley's early career, as well as Kool Moe Dee's career.


NJS4E Interviews Bernard Grobman (2010)

Andrew Knyte interviews Bernard Grobman, a guitarist/producer who has played on many New Jack Swing and Hip-Hop/Soul records and beyond, including records by Salt 'N' Pepa, Terri & Monica, The Black Flames, Usher, and Anthony Hamilton.