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For someone who is constantly derided for his less-than-profound rhyme skills, Plies makes several bold choices that separate Da REAList from its competition. Among the usual host of street tales, Plies offers a thug’s perspective on two hot-button political issues. “2nd Chance” addresses harsh prison sentences for first offenders, while “Pants Hang Low” attacks Florida’s ban on sagging pants. Even sonically, the album takes risks. Just witness the slower-than-molasses “Me & My Goons,” or the skeletal throb of “All Black.” While Plies is famous for his loyalty to the street lifestyle, some of the best songs here reveal his devotion to family. On “Family Straight” he describes the difficulty his relatives have in rising above the hardship that surrounds them: “Why my family luck so bad? I sit and wonder / We ain't close like we should and it's taken us under / The only time we come together is to have a funeral / Sit around and talk about each other and spread rumors.” Plies will always put his loyalty to the streets first, but songs like this show there is more on his mind than guns and money.

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Plies - Da REAList

Wow, Plies is on a releasing spree right now. His debut distinguished himself in the rap game and he's already done with his third offering. After just six months, Plies is here again. He knows how to make hits for the ladies and for his fellow goons. But was this album put out too soon? His first album was great, his last one was better, let's see how he does this time around. 1. Me And My Goons: Starts out with a hard beat and a track strictly for the goons. The track is a banger as the hook is enjoyable and Plies welcomes us back to his life. 4.5/5 2. F**k U Gon' Do Bout It: Another banger here. The beat is hot, the hook sounds great, and Plies' verses are what we're used to. 4/5 3. Gotta Be: The message to this song is fantastic. It's just about getting out of jail, probation, or away from the feds. The beat fits the song perfectly and Plies' verses are perfect. 4/5 4. Want It, Need It: Plies always gets with the hottest R&B singers out there right now and the songs made are always the better ones on the album. This is the same case here as this is one of my favorites on the album. 4.5/5 5. Plenty Money: This is definitely the type of music Plies likes puttin out. It's because it works, but he just needs to work on his subject matter. Money is talked about by every rapper out there and this is just another one that doesn't stand out. 3/5 6. Family Straight: I love hearing Plies like this. I like hearing him bring out a personal side that we're not always used to. This one just talks about the problems that exist within his family. Nice track. 4/5 7. Make A Movie: This has banger written all over it. The beat is fire and Plies' flow is on. This one will be played in the clubs. 4/5 8. 2nd Chance: Plies tries to bright up the lives of people in jail one this one. Plies is kind of a messenger, but it's nice hearing the message from a guy that's been there before. 4/5 9. Spend The Night: This is a song for the ladies, but it doesn't sound natural. Not a very good track here. 3/5 10. Heard Of Me: This is another hot track. Plies just talks about him not being appreciated before, but now he's hot. Like Mike Jone's "back then they didn't want me, now I'm hot, they all on me." The song is a banger, with a fire beat. This is why Plies has such a huge fan base. 4.5/5 11. All Black: This song is sick! Plies is almost singing but not quite. It's definitely a voice or vibe from Plies that we've never heard from Plies before. The beat is one of the best ones on the album. 4.5/5 12. Street Light: The hook on this one is kind of irriating, but other than that, the song is hot. Plies' verses sound great and this one will definitely gain commercial success. 3.5/5 13. I Chase Paper: Here's more of the money talk that we've all heard before. The hook is way too repetitive and it's another miss for me. 3/5 14. Pants Hang Low: Ok, after getting mad at his subject matter, what I'm about to say may come of weird. I actually love this song. I know the subject matter isn't very good, but it's a banger. It's the first single off the album and it's one that I would blast my speakers with. This is actually one of my favorite songs on the album. 4.5/5 15. Co-Defendant: Plies is saying it's better being a loner sometimes when it comes to getting business done, because that way, you don't have to worry about anyone going against you. The track is a banger. 4/5 16. Put It On Ya: I guess Plies saved the best for last. This is the second single off the album and my favorite track on the album. Chris J sounds great on the hook and Plies' flat out owns his verses. He sounds comfortable as he brings the album to a close. 5/5 All in all, I think this album will push big units, just like his last two pieces of work. Plies used the same formula he has on his last to albums and it's worked so far. This is an album that won't gain any new fans, but will keep Plies' main fanbase happy. There are tracks for the ladies, tracks for the money makers, and tracks for the goons. There are tracks for everyone here and so in my book, this album was a success. Overall Rating: 4/5

What's a "plies?"

That's what I wanna know. When I first heard this dude name back when that "Shawty" (that song go hard) dropped back in '07, I thought Plies was a ghetto way of saying pliers.... Well anyways, in regards to da album, it isn't as good as definition of real or the real testiment. I like Plies, but there needs to be a bigger gap in between his album releases. I mean he should take in some more time on this album and maybe do a little guest work in the meanwhile. When artists do this, it makes me feel they trying to bank off our money instead of puttin out dat good music. I hate to mention this, but you can't even spell plies without lies. And if he ain't a lier, I hope he re"Plies" to this by putting out a better album.


Born: July 1, 1976 in Fort Myers, FL

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Signed to Slip-N-Slide in 2004 after recording his first track, "Tell Dem Krackers Dat," the Ft. Myers, FL-based Plies built anticipation for his official debut album with a couple mixtape releases, along with an appearance on Trina's "So Fresh." He found some trouble when, during a performance at a Gainesville nightclub on July 2, 2006, an argument about set length escalated into gunfire. Two members of his entourage were convicted of attempted murder, while Plies and a third associate were charged...
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Da REAList (Deluxe Version), Plies
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Dirty South, Gangsta Rap
  • Released: Dec 15, 2008
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