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Throwback: New York Undercover Theme

New York Undercover was a police drama that aired on Fox from 1994-1998. Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo starred on the show that was executive-produced by Uptown Records founder and CEO Andre Harrell. In the early development stages of the show, it’s working title was Uptown Undercover. ┬áJames Mtume was the musical director and wrote the theme song. Gladys Knight portrayed a cafe owner and some of the artists who appeared on the show at her venue included Mary J. Blige, Teena Marie, Johnny Gill, Chaka Khan, The Temptations, Erykah Badu and Montell Jordan. New York Undercover ran for four seasons after becoming one of the hottest TV shows of the ’90s. The combination of Mtume’s musical direction and Harrell’s input made New York Undercover one of the few places on television to honestly reflect urban music and culture.

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