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Event Recap & Photos: RL of Next Performs at Phuket Lounge in NYC 5/11/13

Yesterday at Harlem, R.L. performed at a day party at Phuket Lounge. Flanked by family and supporters, including Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature (who originally signed R.L. as part of Next), R.L. excitedly made the announcement that he’d be…

Interview: R.L. of Next Talks Getting Back Hunger as Solo Artist, Reaching Apex, Legacy of Next

While Next might not have always received the credit they deserved in the late 90’s and early 2000’s compared to other r&b groups, there is no doubt their music is timeless and still has a big impact today. R.L. had…

Interview: Through Hard Work, Being Humble and Making Timeless Music, Next Continues to Thrive

With crossover smash hits like “Too Close” and “Wifey” dominating the radio, there’s no denying that Next was on top of the world of r&b and music in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Following their third album “The Next…

Event Recap & Photos: Ladies Night Out Concert featuring Next, K-Ci & JoJo & Jagged Edge Bronx, NY 4/6/12

This past weekend, the Paradise Theater in Bronx, NY hosted the Ladies Out concert featuring performances from Next, K-Ci & JoJo, Intro, Horace Brown, and Jagged Edge. Below are some photos of Next and K-Ci & JoJo performing. Although Next…

Editor Pick: Illtown Family “Keep It Real on Christmas” featuring Next, 4Matt, Kecia, Jaz, Gordon Chambers, and Viv

A Throwback video from the entire Illtown Family. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Kay Gee from Naughty By Nature launched his own label, Divine Mill. Here is the first holiday video f/Next, 4Matt, Kecia, Jaz, Gordon Chambers, and Viv.

Interview: RL from Next Discusses Status of Group, New Solo Album “Minnesota Nights”, Using His Music as an Outlet

When you think about discussions that often arise about which was the best r&b group of the 90’s, why does it seem that Next is not even under consideration most of the time? The group managed to top the Billboard…

Event Recap & Pictures: R&B Nights Showcase at B.B. Kings in NYC Featuring Meelah from 702 and RL from Next

R&B Nights Talent Showcase once again returned to BB Kings in NYC on 7/24. The event was hosted by Keedar from BET’s “Hell Date” and featured guest performances from R.L. from Next, Meelah from 702, and Coko from SWV. The…

Classic Vibe: Jaheim “Anything” featuring Next (2001)

This was by far our favorite Jaheim song off of his first album, and remains our favorite song of his to this day. R.L. did a great job penning three of the best songs off of Jaheim’s debut “Ghetto Love”…

Editor Pick: Next “Cozy”

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/534.mp3] When Next came on the scene back in 1997, they brought a certain edginess with them to the r&b game, especially with the debut of their single “Too Close.” Through most of their debut album, they sang about subject…