(1997) Rated Next

Next

... read moreNext's debut album Rated Next is an impressive collection of contemporary hip-hop-influenced urban soul. Occasionally, the group may get a little too "risqué" for some tastes, but lead singer R.L. is so smooth and charismatic that he can seduce unwilling listeners. With more consistent material...

01:11′:09″ 18 Songs

1
Intro
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1:00
2
Too Close (Radio Edit)
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4:06
3
Butta Love (Radio Edit)
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4:00
4
My Place (Interlude)
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2:18
5
Cozy
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4:10
6
Penetration
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4:34
7
You Are My High (Interlude)
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2:05
8
I Still Love You (Radio Edit)
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4:00
9
Stop, Drop & Roll
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5:03
10
Represent Me
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4:31
11
Next Experience
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4:57
12
Problems
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3:49
13
Do You Think About Me
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5:41
14
Admit The Rat (Interlude)
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1:56
15
Sexitude
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4:31
16
Taste So Good
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5:13
17
Phone Sex
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5:19
18
Rock On
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3:56
Released 18 September 1997, ℗ 1997 Arista Records, Inc.

Review

Next's debut album Rated Next is an impressive collection of contemporary hip-hop-influenced urban soul. Occasionally, the group may get a little too "risqué" for some tastes, but lead singer R.L. is so smooth and charismatic that he can seduce unwilling listeners. With more consistent material, he'd be able to win over even more fans, but about half of the record illustrates that Next is no flash in the pan. [Rated Next was issued in a "clean" version with all profanity removed.] ~ Leo Stanley