Though there's no breakout hit the quality of "Too Close," Next's sophomore album Welcome II Nextasy is smoother and features a better overall production than their debut. The trio's version of hip-hop-soul is just as explicit as before; from "Cybersex" to "Let's Make a Movie" to "Banned from TV," Next proves themselves the Barry White of the '90s. Still, the hit single "Wifey" and "Beauty Queen" are less sex-obsessed than Next has been in the past, and the group keeps their tenuous rap credentials intact with the opener "What U Want" (featuring Beanie Sigel).
AllMusic Review by John Bush
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