(Watch) RL Performs Sweet, Soulful Sounds

Recording artist RL, best known for his stint in the group Next, has proven to stand the test of time. The legendary vocalist, who’s known for such songs as “Too Close” “Butta Love,” and everybody’s favorite jam, “Wifey,” continues to bring that R&B soulful sound to his own projects.
His latest material, The Letter J, remains close to his heart as it features samples by Janet Jackson, Jodeci and Jon B.


The former resident of Minneapolis first burst onto the scene as a member of  the R&B trio Next, went on to achieve success with memorable popular collabs with such artists as Deborah Cox on her gold single “We Can’t Be Friends,” and  the popular “Best Man”  track alongside fan faves Ginuwine, Tyrese, and Case.

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But although RL’s performance skills have propelled him to the top of the “go-to”  list of performers for stage shows, as a songwriter, his credits include having penned classics including the following:  ‘Bring Your Heart To Mine’ – Luther Vandross, ‘Come Here’ – J. Holiday, ‘Forecast’ – Jamie Foxx, ‘U R The One’ – Usher, ‘Just In Case’ and ‘Anything’ – Jaheim, and ‘Valentine’s Girl’ – Mindless Behavior.

An undeniable sex symbol, this dad spends most of his time working with various  producers these days and, like many of us, taking an interest in social justice matters.  “I traveled back to my hometown Minneapolis after the George Floyd incident. I wanted to meet with people because I was concerned about what had taken place. I met with the Police Chief to discuss reform,” he tells Right On! Digital.

Watch his Unsung Live performancehttps://www.instagram.com/tv/CALkhEOgzAN/?igshid=1xf1keug0l0ig

RL loves to exhibit his sensual side and evokes emotions in his listeners as he makes them feel his notes down to the very roots of their souls. Listen to his new music, and you’ll understand why this powerful performer who goes by the moniker, Just RL, will continue to set standards in this competitive music field.

Check out the  “You Are” Video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uakT0OdEb3E

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