8 episodes

Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv Devoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone would make it to the top. Hosted by Taraji P Henson. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.
Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson

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    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings

Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv Devoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone would make it to the top. Hosted by Taraji P Henson. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.
Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson

    Carla Hall Interviews New Jack Producer Kyle West

    Carla Hall Interviews New Jack Producer Kyle West

    What about New Jack beyond Guy? Carla Hall, host of the Wondery show “Say Yes,” talks with music producer Kyle West about how a chance encounter led him to work with Teddy Riley.

    If you want to hear Carla Hall interview guests like Rachael Ray and Kristen Bell, listen to "Say Yes!" at wondery.fm/carlahall

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    • 49 min
    Episode 6: It Ain’t Over

    Episode 6: It Ain’t Over

    Teddy goes missing and Gene tries to track him down. In his time of need, Teddy reaches out to an old friend for help. And when the King of Pop calls Teddy, he has to make an important decision.

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    • 51 min
    Episode 5: Superfest

    Episode 5: Superfest

    When Guy is suddenly named co-headliners of the Superfest tour,  a friendly rivalry with New Edition turns deadly. After this summer, the group will never be the same.

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    • 41 min
    Episode 4: Gene’s Prerogative

    Episode 4: Gene’s Prerogative

    Guy’s at its peak as its debut album drops. Damion’s fighting for his place in the group, and Gene Griffin’s tightening control. And tensions run hot as the group goes on tour with some of the hottest R&B and hip-hop acts of the day.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 3: The Golden Child

    Episode 3: The Golden Child

    At five years old, Teddy Riley was pulled up onstage at the famous Apollo theater.  That magical night set him on a path: the quiet genius making music, while bigger guys clear a path for him. When Teddy gets behind a mixing board, he becomes one of the most sought-after producers in music. As Guy hits the charts, will Teddy’s talent eclipse the rest of the group? 

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    • 39 min
    Episode 2: The Devil’s Nectar

    Episode 2: The Devil’s Nectar

    Gene Griffin seems to have the connections to get the group a record deal, but does he have everyone’s best interests in mind? If you love the music you're hearing in this series, listen to a song playlist here: http://wondery.fm/JackedPlaylistSpo

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

NotovaryActing ,

My inner teenage self is over the moon excited

This podcast is like something I never even thought to wish for. I LOVED Guy in my middle & high school years but never knew their entire story. Listening to this podcast made me so happy!

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FatassTess

Love, Love, LOVED IT!! 🥂❤️🥂

Angesky ,

Great background info to the music we love

This was so interesting! Taraji is a great story teller. I was intrigued.

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