Robert Lavelle "R. L. " Huggar (born on April 2, 1977 in Minneapolis, MN) is an African-American R&B singer and songwriter most noted for being the frontman for the R&B group Next. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Next is an American R&b musical group popular during the late 1990s
RL first distinguished himself outside of Next with his duet with Deborah Cox on the song "We Can't Be Friends" as well as other feature projects. Next is an American R&b musical group popular during the late 1990s Deborah Cox (born July 13 1974 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian R&B Singer-songwriter and actress RL followed up that effort with "Best Man" the super-group track from the The Best Man (1999) soundtrack which also featured Ginuwine, Tyrese & Case. The Best Man is a 1999 romantic comedy - drama film, written and directed by Malcolm D Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15 1975 better known by his Stage name Ginuwine, is an American R&B Singer and an occasional Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978) also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B Singer, Songwriter By the time RL's Rev. Greenish-styled "Good Love" (The Brothers soundtrack) and his hook to 'Pac's "Until the End of Time" were released, it was clear that he had created and artistic persona distinct and separate from Next. RL: Ements is RL's debut solo project for Clive Davis' still burgeoning J Records label; the lead single "Got Me A Model". Clive Jay Davis (born April 4 1932 in Brooklyn New York is an American Record producer and a leading music industry executive. J Records is an American Record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group.
While on hiatus with Next in 2002, R. L. began work on his solo career. His first release was the single entitled "Good Love" from the Brothers original soundtrack. The song was a departure from Next's overly sexual image and surprised many longtime fans. R. L. than collaborated with rappers Snoop Dogg and Lil' Kim on the Dr. Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of Dolittle 2 soundtrack with the song "Do You Wanna Roll". Next also appeared on the CD with the song entitled "Looking For Love" featuring rapper Lil' Zane (who appeared in the movie). It was rumoured that "Do You Wanna Roll" would be released as a video and a vinyl single was released, however the video never saw the light of day.
It was then that R. L. began work on his solo album, RL: Ements, without the knowledge of his bandmates (according to member Tweet on his song "Keepin' It Real"). RL Ements is the debut solo-album released by Next front man R The song "Ghetto" leaked on the internet featuring Jermaine Dupri, however it was re-recorded and eventually featured the rapper Postaboy. Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) is an American Record producer and Rapper. Around the same time, a song entitled "Model Chick" leaked, believed to be the first single. The song was eventually scrapped and completely re-worked into the albums official first single "Got Me A Model" featuring Eric Sermon. Erick Sermon, also known as Erick Onassis, (born November 25, 1968 in Bay Shore New York) is an American Rapper, Musician A remix to the song was also recorded and featured producer Jermaine Dupri. Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin) is an American Record producer and Rapper.
The album was released in April of 2002 and unfortunately did not sell as well as expected. A second single and video was released entitled "Good Man". This was the first album released by a member of Next without the direction from longtime collaborator Kaygee.
The feud between R. L. and bandmate Raphael ("Tweety") Brown, who apparently have had a love-hate relationship since the early days when they were introduced by Brown's brother Terry, has escalated to an all-time high. Since their debut in 1997 with 'Rated Next,' the trio has referred to themselves as blood brothers -- Tweety and T-Low are actually the only siblings. Tweet and R. L. 's friendship hit a hurdle early on when a mutual encounter with a female caused a riff between the two. They worked through that dilemma, and the group later released 2000's 'Welcome II Nextasy. ' The trio followed Clive Davis to his newly formed J Records, after the legendary executive's controversial firing from Arista Records, and immediately began recording their third album.
Problems apparently occurred when RL's unsuccessful solo record 'RL: Ements' was released in April 2002, because the group felt that he sneakily coerced the label into releasing his disk before Next's junior effort. When R. L. 's solo debut failed, J Records rushed the release of 'The Next Episode' in December 2002, and that CD went unnoticed as well.
R. L. was supposedly dating former video vixen and 'A Man Apart' actress Karrine "Superhead" Steffans, who recently made headlines for her on-going fling with Usher. Karrine Steffans (born August 24, 1978) is a former music video performer and porn star turned New York Times best selling author twice over upon scribing Tweet and Steffans had a one-night affair, which caused more drama with Tweet and RL's friendship and working relationship. To make matters worse, RL was married for three months to a girl named Ra'sheda before having the marriage annulled.
Tweet then formed Goldiggez with rapper Max Lux and released a single called 'Keepin' It Real' that questions R. L. 's business integrity, raps about how the group referring to themselves as brothers was "fake as hair weaves," pokes fun at R. L. 's dismal solo record sales, and calls R. L. a "diva" and "phony. " Tweet now has another RL dis song titled "Watch Your Mouth" making physical threats against RL on his myspace music page.
RL is back with a new label, Music World Ent, and now lives in Atlanta, GA. He is currently working on a solo project entitled "Important" which will be released after his album with band mates of Next as his MySpace site suggests.