Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favorite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New Jack Swing tunes were being performed from Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” to Tony!
But now, the Oscar-nominated actor has a clearer view as the host of the new podcast series Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound, which premiered this week on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the Wondery App.
I was enjoying the music,” said Henson, who serves as a producer of the six-part series, which airs Tuesdays.
The series examines the “rise and eventual fall” of the New Jack Swing movement.
I wasn’t really paying attention to that back then, but that’s what was happening.”’Jacked delves into the complex relationships between a group of teenagers from Harlem who created the musical sound.