Stokes signed the group -- now a fully formed quartet -- to his own TUG Entertainment label and enlisted longtime affiliate Marques Houston (as well as Troy "Treezah" Johnson, Timbaland, and the Underdogs) to collaborate on material for an album. Not Like Them was set for release during the summer of 2007, prefaced with the single "That Girl." Although several follow-up singles were released, Not Like Them never materialized, and the album was eventually canceled. Left with no album to promote, the members of NLT called it quits in 2009.
Kevin McHale was the first NLT veteran to resurface, appearing later that year as a disabled choral student in the TV show Glee. It was through Glee that McHale made his official CD debut, and he performed multiple songs on the show's soundtrack series. Meanwhile, Travis Garland continued working on R&B-influenced music with the blessing of Perez Hilton, who managed to secure him a high-profile appearance on American Idol in 2010. ~ Andy Kellman & Andrew Leahey, Rovi