Slow Jam the news.
When Jimmy talks to the UNC audience about student loans, he decides a slow jam with President Obama and The Roots is appropriate.
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WIKIPEDIA DEFINITION FOR SLOW JAM
Whoever wrote the Wikipedia page for the phrase “slow jam” agrees with my definition of that term:
“A slow jam is an umbrella term for music with R&B and Soul influences. Slow jams are commonly R&B ballads or downtempo songs. The term is most commonly reserved for soft-sounding songs with heavily emotional or romantic lyrical content…. The common use and possible origin of this term traces back to 1983 when Solar Records group Midnight Star recorded the song “Slow Jam” on their album No Parking on the Dance Floor.”
WHO COINED THE “SLOW JAM THE NEWS” PHRASE?
I’m uncertain who coined the phrase “slow jam the news”. Maybe it was Jimmy Fallon, or maybe it was Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter who leads the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band The Roots. That Hip Hop musician appears to be an integral part of that late night American show’s slow jam the news” segment. Or maybe the phrase “slow jam the news” was coined by someone else who is associated with that show. It’s also possible that the phrase “slow jam the news” originated elsewhere and was picked up by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. However, if a person or persons associated with the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show didn’t actually coin this phrase, that show certainly is responsible for popularizing that term.