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NJS4E Interviews Susan Weems - former member of Da Bassment (DeVante) (2009)
The tale of DeVante's Swing Mob/Da Bassment is told through the perspective of Susan "Susie" Weems, former member of R&B group Sugah, which was part of Devante's Swing Mob / Da Bassment collective from the mid-1990s. Written by Rashmi Vasanthakumar.


NJS4E Interviews former DeVante Swing Mob member Smoke E. Digglera (2009)
The tale of DeVante's Swing Mob is told through the perspective of Smoke E. Digglera, former member of R&B group Playa, which was part of Devante's Swing Mob / Da Bassment collective from the mid-1990s. Written by Rashmi Vasanthakumar.


NJS4E Interviews Barry Michael Cooper (2006)
Barry Michael Cooper is the filmmaker and journalist who coined the term "New Jack Swing." and wrote the screenplay for 1991's hit film, New Jack City, among other achievements.


NJS4E Spotlights KMEL Summer Jam (written 2003, updated 2007)
Through the eyes of radio programmer Michael Erickson and hip hop journalist Davey D, the history of KMEL Summer Jam (the first all-star hip-hop/R&B radio concerts) is unveiled. Summer Jam played a big role for live performances of New Jack Swing.


NJS4E Spotlights The Trailblazer: Teddy Riley (written 2001, updated 2008)
The originator of the New Jack Swing style is chronicled in one of NJS4E's earliest articles. This piece leads up to present day.


NJS4E Spotlights The Hitmakers: L.A. & Babyface (written in 2001, updated 2008)
Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmons are chronicled as the most consistent hit-making production team of the New Jack Era. Leads up to present day.


NJS4E Spotlights The Magicians: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (written in 2001, updated in 2009)
James "Jimmy Jam" Harris III and Terry Lewis are chronicled as a legendary music force from before the New Jack Era, during it, and afterward. Leads up to present day.


NJS4E Spotlights: Andre Harrell & Uptown Records (written in 2001, updated 2009)
Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell is chronicled for stewarding the record industry platform of New Jack Swing music at his New York-based record label. Leads up to present day.


NJS4E Interviews Bernard Belle (written in 2003, updated 2009)
Teddy Riley collaborater and musician/band leader Bernard Belle grants Njs4ever.com its first "insider" interview, taking place in late 2002/early 2003.


NJS4E Spotlights: Dallas Austin (written in 2004, updated 2009)
Dallas Austin (TLC, Another Bad Creation, Madonna, Boyz II Men) is profiled by Njs4ever.com, with plans to continue up to present day in 2009.