After two albums with the trio Next
launched a solo career with the aid of record industry bigwig Clive Davis
. The legendary record exec signed RL
to his newly formed J Records label and released a debut album, RL: Ements
. The album featured one or two sure-shot singles -- the Snoop Dogg
collaboration "Do You Wanna Roll" and the Jermaine Dupri
collaboration "Got Me a Model" -- and other tracks without big-name collaborators.