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New Music: Next Turn Shirley Caesar’s Viral Hit “U Name It” Into a Slow Jam

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, there’s no doubt you’ve caught wind of Pastor Shirley Caesar’s #UNameIt Challenge. What started out as a preaching sermon from “The First Lady of Gospel Music” has quickly turned…

The History of Producer Kay Gee’s Divine Mill Record Label – From Jaheim to Next and Beyond

Since producer DJ Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature is such a low key guy, it’s very easy to overlook the accomplishments he’s had in the industry through the years. Not only was he the main producer behind the legendary…

New Music: RL “Scared” (Produced by Drumatik)

RL (formerly of Next) has just released the brand new single “Scared”. Despite being in the headlines lately due to to the “Why You Always Lying” parody of his song with Next, he once again reminds us what he is…

Here are 10 Great Songs You May Not Have Realized RL (formerly of Next) Wrote for Other Artists

RL is known around the world as the former lead singer of Next and for his success with the group as well as a solo artist, but many overlook his prolific pen and the success he’s had writing hits for…

RL (formerly of Next) Responds to “Why You Always Lying” Viral Vine Video

During the latest YouKnowIGotSoul R&B podcast, RL (formerly of Next) responded to the viral vine video “Why You Always Lying” which samples Next’s “Too Close”. Listen to his thoughts on the video and reaction it’s caused.

YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast Episode #16 (Special Guest RL)

RL (formerly of the R&B group Next) joins us on this podcast to talk about the effects of social media on the careers of Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. He brings up the “Why You Always Lying” video that’s been…

15 R&B Artists We Need a New Album From in 2016

With 2015 rapidly coming to an end, we pretty much have a good idea of which r&b albums are scheduled to release through the rest of the year. There are still many r&b artists we’ve been hopeful would give us…

YouKnowIGotSoul Presents: “Song Association” With RL

When we sat down with RL after his performance at our Sol Village show, we had him do the latest edition of our “Song Association”. If you haven’t checked out our previous ones, we simply name off a song that…

Interview: RL Talks Journey as a Solo Artist, Big Brothers’ Naughty by Nature, Upcoming Album

RL, the voice of Next. Not only the mastermind behind many of the group’s biggest hits, but also the creator of many hits by your favorite artists. As he continues on this journey as a solo artist, he can be…

Recap & Photos: RL Performs at Sol Village at SOB’s With Special Guest Naughty by Nature 5/20/15

This past Wednesday at Sol Village, RL gave a memorable performance as part of the Sol Village showcase. In a true testament to the lasting impact of timeless rnb, RL proved his legacy will live on forever as the audience…