Is Hip-Hop Sleeping on Plies?


In the midst of Weezy mania, the industry failed to recognize another impressive release. The same day that Lil Weeziana dropped Tha Carter III, the homie Plies dropped his sophomore joint, The Definition of Real. And while he didn’t do D’Wayne numbers, to date Plies moved just about 300,000 units. That ain’t exactly small change.

Now the haters will detract I’m sure, but the boy from Ft. Myers, Florida is quite ill. The real problem is that most hip-hop heads made an initial judgment on dude without ever actually listening to his music. (It’s the same thing with Lil Boosie, but props to the homie Brian “B.Dot” Miller for opening up my eyes- BOOSIE gets the stamp!) You want that street shit? Plies got it. Check “Chopper Zone” back from his mixtape days or “Goons Lurkin’” from his first album. You want political rap? Check “Bid Long” or “100 Years” and then try to front like that ain’t no Dead Prez type shit. We already know dude runs radio with joints like “Shawty” and “Bust It Baby Pt.2,” but what’s most impressive is Plies ability to relate to everyday folks. On “1 Day” off the new album, Plies talks about wishing that he could resurrect his deceased homie just so he can take him to the daycare to see his son play one last time. On “Somebody” he flips Patti LaBelle’s “Somebody Loves You,” but instead of turning it into a sappy love song for chicks, Plies dedicates the jam to the incarcerated scarfaces of the world. “Worth Goin Fed Fo,” is another deep track where dude spits, “ I dunno if 25 years worth 2 years of ballin’/That’s a big pill to take and I ain’t tryna swallow it.”

Now when it comes to lyrical miracles, Plies ain’t seeing the likes of Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco and Crooked I. Hell he probably ain’t even seeing Rick Ross. But when it comes to writing songs that connect with people’s everyday lives, very few current rappers can fuck with homie. Pac wasn’t as lyrical as Biggie, but did that make him any less great? Some would argue that Pac’s sincerity and ability to speak to the streets made him better than B.I.G., but that’s a topic for another post.

Everyone measures an MC by the bars that they spit, but what about overall song writing ability, does that not count for anything? I know the masses will hate, but how many folks have actually took the time to LISTEN to Plies? The dude is sayin’ some shit! –Rob the music editor

  • gman

    1st fuck plies he raps about chicks he dont have any other videos out. the game all day

    • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

      idk about this guy. *goes to see what he can dig up on youtube*

      what will you write next, rob?

    • DevilintheFlesh

      Co-sign…

      Real recognize real and Plies dont look familiar.

      Fake ass T.I.

    • Deez Nutz

      Plies is underrated…he’s official

      but ummm…“Worth Goin Fed Fo,” is another deep track where dude spits, “ I dunno if 25 years worth 2 years of ballin’/That’s a big pill to take and I ain’t tryna swallow it.”

      Is he talking about snitching? Thats not allowed in hip hop.

      (Disclaimer: I personally have nothing against snitching…I from the Nino Brown school of thought….”It was Kareem Akbar…the educated brother from the bank…He’s the real leader of CMB…if i’m going down, I’m taking alot of people with me.”

      • Bang

        Yeah thats the real definition of snitching. props for pointing that out

      • http://internetexplorer li pupu

        he wasn’t talkin bout snitchin dog he was sayin that 2 years of ballin(hustlin, sellin dope or slangin) or whatever u say were u from aint worth going fed for(25 years) so he stopped sellin dope. LISTEN MAN LISTEN

    • zeal

      Piles fucking sucks get off his dick. Who’s hot as me? Everydody gotdamnit

  • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

    Give me some “SUBSTANCE”

    • ATL = All Trannies Live

      Read a book or go to church

  • henry

    with this post i’ll probably still wont listen to him,

  • plierz

    mr plierz doez da thang fukk yuh haterz…dat nigguh can rap..rEaL GoOn

    • chad bro chill

      if plies was really leaving a comment i hope he wouldnt type like a retard lik u

  • http://1290wmcs.com The Party Killa

    Now when it comes to lyrical miracles, Plies ain’t seeing the likes of Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco and Crooked I. Hell he probably ain’t even seeing Rick Ross

    ^^^There’s the problem

  • http://bigoneonline.wordpress.com bigone

    shit, i’m a head, and i listened to him first, then decided he sucked ass. fuck you for postin’ this shit.

  • 239allday

    I tried my hardest not to like the nigga but I got both his albums. If you don’t like Plies it is understandable because he kind of embodies what’s wrong with hip hop. Just don’t listen to one of his albums because that shit will be in your head. Before you know it your on limewire downloading the nigga mixtape.

    And I been fucking with Boosie!!!

  • Pierzy

    Really? Plies? Really? I totally co-sign bigone on this – I waited to hear him more than once and realized he sucked. And “I dunno if 25 years worth 2 years of ballin’/ That’s a big pill to take and I ain’t tryna swallow it.” isn’t really a great line. Maybe for HIM it’s great, but that just proves the point… It’s not hating when it’s true

  • FaMe

    1. I agree with Party Killa. His tracks have no substance. Probably because you can’t even understand what he’s saying half the time

    2. sadly to say, i purchased the 1st Plies albuma and it was single-handedly the worst album I have EVER heard (Dj Webstar’s was second). He said “cracker” more times in that cd than I’ve ever heard ANY other rapper in history use it. It just made him sound like a ignorant Southerner who still picks cotton fo’ massa. It’s equivalent to a white rapper saying n*gger 98 times in 14 tracks

    3. why would i buy his album, when he hasn’t impressed me with anything new. i mean it’s clear that the only reason why Bust It Baby is a hit because the simple minded jiggabos at Atlantic covered up Plies illiteracy with NeYo singing the whole thing

    Don’t waste your coveted XXL posts on this loser. You’re just gonna make yourself look more like an ass.

    BeatsAndFoodStamps.blogspot.com

    • Rob the Music Ed

      “He said “cracker” more times in that cd than I’ve ever heard ANY other rapper in history use it.”

      And he says “nigga” 6 times as much.

      “It just made him sound like a ignorant Southerner who still picks cotton fo’ massa.”

      REALLY?!? Songs like “100 Years” and “Worth Goin Fed Fo” sounds like they came from someone who “picks cotton?” I dunno homie, you don’t present the best of arguments.

      • FaMe

        you right. it might not have been the best argument but the fact of the matter is, I couldn’t even listen to a lot of the songs straight through because it was just too ignorant for me.

        I think y’all are definitely overrating 100 years cause it’s not that serious.

  • Jmunks

    F*** all u haters… yall must be sum ol d*** in da booty cats, i agree plies dun got da spit dats flipped n tricked out but wat he says has value unlike most rappers. i liesten 2 every plies verse 1 time jus 2 hear wat he has 2 say on the topic. i bought the carter 3 and da definition of real and they both have around 15tracks n ended up skippin more on c3 than i did on plies.

    • SQUADWILDIN

      yea i gotta agree. I skipped more tracks on the Carter III than on Plies shit too. Lil wayne said nothin on the whole album and ya’ll said the shit was fire. Plies talkin bout real issues and ya’ll callin him ignorant…WHAT THE FUCK??????????????

      THE ART’S NOT DEAD. ITS THE FANS FOR REAL. I’D SUGGEST YA’LL REEVALUATE YA LIVES AND EVERY THING YOU HAVE TO LIVE FOR. IF YOU CAN’T COME UP WITH ANYTHING….

      K I L L Y O U R S E L F(YOURE BETTER OFF DEAD. HIP-HOP WOULD WANT IT THAT WAY)

  • John Brown

    You can easily take out PLIES name and input Trick Daddy’s name in there. Plus TD has more songs that can connect to people. PLIES is just a copy-cat that Slip-n-Slide got to replace TD since he was going to leave them. TD doesnt even like PLIES. If you dont think that TD has better songs that can connect to peoplwa everyday life peep “Back In The Dayz”, “America”, “Change My Life”, “Could It Be”, “Thug Holiday”, “Aint No Santa”, “Rain It Pours”, “These Are The Daze”, “I Wanna Sang” and more…TD is for the people who are struggling, Plies is for the bitches

    • 239allday

      Yo John Brown, Aint no way in hell you can compare Plies to Trick my nigga. Plies shit is real disposable and will never be able to make a classic album(www.thug.com) like Trick did. The only reason I somewhat like plies is because he’s fun to bump(no homo) in the auto.

      And You forgot one Trick song, “Living in a World”

      • John Brown

        239allday,

        I wasn’t comparing Plies to TD. If I made it seem like that, my bad. What I am saying is that the “blogger” should listen to TD more before writting a blog on PLIES. BTW, Book of Thugs: Chapter AK-47 is also a classic in my opinion.

        • 239allday

          I feel you!!! Co-sign.

  • crackerjacker

    plies is the shit his cds are tight his lyrics connect shit man dude rocks he fuckin kills boosie he better the Joell to

  • John Brown

    FaMe,

    Actually when he says “Cracker” he isnt talking about white people, he is talking about police in general.

    • FaMe

      Werd? I didn’t know that. Good looks on the info.

  • JP

    I mean, I did like “runnin my momma crazy” and i still can’t get off of “shawty”‘s tune
    but other than that i don’t like him
    It’s like he be fronting on his tracks, cause ya’ll be hearing him in his interviews
    Dude would be sick if he used that vocabulary
    And he doesn’t really flow on a track, it’s like he’s talking or just dragging his words out to make it fit the beat
    I’ve only heard a few tracks off his new album, and I ain’t really liked none of em, but i’ll eventually hear more when my friends that dickride him, boosie, wayne, and those type of rappers, play his new tracks

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

    “Now when it comes to lyrical miracles, Plies ain’t seeing the likes of Joell Ortiz, Lupe Fiasco and Crooked I. Hell he probably ain’t even seeing Rick Ross. But when it comes to writing songs that connect with people’s everyday lives, very few current rappers can fuck with homie. Pac wasn’t as lyrical as Biggie, but did that make him any less great? Some would argue that Pac’s sincerity and ability to speak to the streets made him better than B.I.G., but that’s a topic for another post.”

    i think plies’ level of talent for actually rapping flies a little to lowly for some. he’s a pretty terrible rapper, but a very entertaining and engaging public speaker when he wants to be.

    that’s cool. i understand he doesn’t have to sell lyricism. i accept that part of the game. on the same coin, i ain’t gettin a nigga’s album if it’s purely lyricism and no other entertainment value. i’m not that kind of listener. i need some balance, and i’ll often err on the side of that bump [for the trunk... er, subway round hurr].

    plies definitely got some “real” shit out there. i love the track about drivin moms crazy. but i can’t stand his album. “bust it baby” makes me ill and it shouldn’t. if a better rapper were on it, i’d probably fuck with it.

    also if it weren’t called “bust it baby.”

    i can’t even call it tho. birdman is god-fuckin-terrible, but i can listen to all that old big tymers shit any time and laugh my ass off.

    “niggas be sizin niggas…”

    “i don’t fuck with bald head hoes, i ain’t wit’ dat.”

    i don’t think plies’ problem is lack of acceptance or exposure. i didn’t have to work too hard to find out about dude. niggas be listenin to him even up here in harlem–heavy! nobody’s selling right now. lil wayne sells “a milli” and niggas is actin like he turned water into wine.

    water into “whine” may be more appropriate in this case.

    some niggas don’t like it. big fuckin deal. not eveyone’s gonna.

    p.s.: songrwiting ability is usually the difference between a nigga who can’t really rap well making hit records and the best technical MC on the planet who couldn’t give his shit away at a needle exchange.

    • 239allday

      Co-sign Mr. Mexico.

      And fuck the dude under me.

      • jSeres

        Fuck me? Southern rap is fucking garbage, who the fuck cares if little 13 year old girls bought lil wayne’s album a million fucking times because of that bubblegum piece of shit lolipop song? who gives a fuck if plies raps with tpain? who really gives a fuck if shit sells or if a rapper is famous? it sure as fuck doesn’t mean they did something right, in today’s recording industry atmosphere it usually means you did something terribly wrong.

        • 239allday

          Yes dude fuck you. You can’t generalize my entire region just because the majority of all this bullshit that’s playing right now happens to be from the south. If anyone’s to blame it is the record labels that’s giving these wack niggas deals. Blame the radio for playing a bullshit song 6 times in an hour. Blame BET for not playing niggas’ videos. And blame yourself for downloading and not buying these niggas’ records.

          Quit hatin the south

        • $ykotic

          Son u r the “Mad Blogger”

          but right as hell….

          I actually think “Ol’ Lady” has a nice beat.

          Then I gave the CD away.

  • Guntonomo Jay

    Yes hip hop is sleeping on Plies. And it needs to stay that way. This nigga sounds like he at one time in his life rode the short bus. nigga sounds like he is retarted). And I think that people who listen to music like his, that their mind hasn’t fully developed. And to add to that I think that hip hop should have some regulation to regulate these new artist that come out and put garbage out on the radio waves. Everybody want to know why hip hop is dead. Its because we got all these new muthaf@*kers with these lousy ass songs and albums. I new hip hop was about to descend when I got back from overseas when everybody was bumping “Inside Peanut butter, outside jelly. I am just glad that Wayne came along and push the bar up a few notches and gave me a reason to turn back on the radio.

  • jSeres

    Fuck Southern Rap. This shit is fucking whack.

  • PrinzNJ

    Worste rapper in the game right now…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, GOON is east coast slang noty no south ish….D-Block and talkin about TRAPPIN or candy paint. Stop swagger jackin the east and spit somethin, even my white ass could chew this dude up.

    Yo PLIES…We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People

  • Cooler Than the AC

    Why do all these niggas wanna be “goons”?

    Why are the “realest and most gangster” rappers like 4’5 and swear somebody owe them something(napolean syndrome?)

    Why do people love these rappers who talk about nothing with substance in their songs i.e. I sold this amount of dope…blah blah…i killed this nigga…blah blah…but when a cat come along speaking some truths and try to uplift a few cats its “aww hell naw…i cant relate to that shit”

    Why do cats worship trapstar rappers and these “real life goon rappers” knowing they really cant relate?

    And if a dude was really moving weight or killing niggas would putting it on record be like telling on yourself?

    Why rappers rap about what they gon do or what they don did but if they get caught….they all of sudden innocent and shit…lol

    • NAWLEDGE

      CO

      FUCKIN

      SIGN

      Why when a rapper says, he killed just about every “fake nigga” in his neighborhood, he’s a “real nigga” and people can relate. But when cats want to talk about shit that uplifts people, he need to “come harder”. WTF does that even mean???

      Its all bullshit, and I dont agree with it one bit. Just think about it…

      If he sold all that weight, WHY ARE THEY RAPPING???

      They were really doing all those drive bys and murders?? Seriously dawg. HOW MANY NIGGAS DID YOU MERK???

      And if snitching aint allowed in the game, Why are these niggas snitching on THEMESELVES on these tracks???

      Ya’ll need to think about that for a while…

      I dont mind the street music. But at least have a balance. Dont throw a nigga under the bus, just because he wants you to go to college and shit. That type of shit is good for YOU.

  • BX POSTER CHILD

    NIGGA FUCK PLIES AKA THE IMAGINARY GOON. HE IS HELLA OVERRATED. ONLY DECENT SONG FROM HIM IS BUST IT BABY. BUT I WILL GIVE HIM CREDIT. HIS NEW ALBUM WAS BETTA THAN HIS LAST ALBUM. NOT BY MUCH BUT IT WASNT AS HORRIBLE AS THE 1ST ALBUM. AND HE DID TRY 2 HOLD HIS OWN ON A SONG WIT FAT JOE LMAO.

    PLIES = 08 LL COOL J

  • eLi pOrTeR

    You know what…. u right, Plies is cool. I was shocked about it too, I thought he was str8 azz when I heard those chick songs… but I heard that “worth goin fed fo” and “100 years” and I had to give him a pass

  • q

    thank you for this post! finally someone who makes some sense. Might not be the the most lyrical rapper. but when you listen you feel every word. im from florida and i felt the same way most still do. i guess its only for the ones who keep it trilla!

  • markeith

    after reading this

    i think he sucks more

    fuck rap im a hip-hopper fo life

  • Black Soze

    Plies is ahright. The major problem that I have with him is that he seems to dumb himself down to the extreme. If u listen 2 any of his interviews the homie sounds halfway literate but then he raps like he ain’t even got a G.E.D. Even though Pac wasn’t a great rapper lyrically he still always sounded intelligent regardless of the topic.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I can’t feel it.

  • Lol

    Who the fuck is Plies?

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    I’m a little confused here. Your argument is that dude connects to the masses, so how come he doesn’t have a massive following?? Ahh….

    Also, dude didn’t sell 300. He did 210 first week, and 70 the week after.

    Am I sleeping on Plies? Ahh, just a short siesta I suppose. The joints I heard weren’t all that anyhow.

  • the r

    the fuck is this? wack nigga weekly?

    everyone at xxl should be fired or lynched..

    the dick riding needs to stop..

  • A

    Hip Hop Aint sleeping on Plies. Plies is sleeping on Hip Hop. Otherwise he’d make hip hop joints. Just b/c you make a joint with T-Pain don’t make you a hot MC..

  • thereal

    plies is a dick in the booty ass nigga!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Benicio Del Thoro

    A lot, not all but a lot of the shit I hear from Florida is wack. Pitbull and Ross are the exceptions. If I never hear rappers from florida again it should be sooner than later.

    Yo I see what you guys mean, but if I wanted political shit, and substance, there are a million other rappers I can bump. I can’t take plies serious enough to even consider what he has to say. One hunnid.

  • MikeJones

    Plies is ALMOST as bad as this blog ever since its addition to this site. So far you’ve sucked off 50, dissed andre 3000 and now co-signed this homo thug who makes music solely for bitches and couldn’t rhyme cat and hat if he tried all afternoon. WOW… WOW…. With the death of SOHH.com and the appearance of this blog, I really need to find some new sites….

    • Rizob

      EXACTLY! This nigga listens to 50 Cent and Plies and he’s “employed” by the top rap magazine? no wonder XXL fallin the fuck off.

      • 239allday

        Yo Rizob, is this the same blogger that said 50 cent is Hip Hop. If so then this niggas’ shit is automatically discredited.

        • Rizob

          YUP, this is the same ma’fucka! Next he’s gonna say Tony Yayo is slept on and Lil Boosie is a deep lyricist, Its obvious he wouldnt kno good music if it slapped across the face, how the fuck did he get hired? He shoulda followed YN out the door…..

  • Rep Real Hup Hop

    man ur a fukin idiot dumbass if u think plies can rap. Hip Hop is really gettin fuked up if people starting to like this fagget

  • http://www.myspace.com/friscorepresenter ant

    Plies is koo…..he remind me of a jeezy….not to lyrical but spits some real shit…and his beats knock…..1 thing thats funny tho….when he talks he sounds NUTHEN like he do when he raps… i love the lyrical shit from the buddens and the saigons but sometimes u gotta put some shit n to ride to

  • LEMON LIME

    I FUCKS WITH BOOSIE, PLIES, AND WEBBIE. THEY BE TALKING THAT REAL SHIT.

    AND I ALSO LISTEN TO JOELL ORITZ AND LUPE, BUT THEY BEATS DONT BE BANGIN LIKE THE ONES ABOVE.

    EVERY SINCE HIP HOP LEFT THE EAST COAST EVERYONE BEEN SAYING ITS DEAD. tHERE ARE GOOD ARTIST EVERYWHERE, AND BAD ONE. THERE IS NO PARTICULAR AREA KILLING HIP HOP. I GOT A BREAD TRUCK SO, GET OFF THAT CRUMB SHIT. IW OULD SAY ONE LIKE DIDDY, BUT FUCK IT. LET ME START SOMETHING NEW. TWO

  • yoprince

    yea.. this blog is real suspect right now.. plies is a terrible rapper.. straight up, pac wasn’t amazing, but it’s not even comparable, this dude is barely competent..

    HIS FLOW NEVER CHANGES!! that’s why i can’t listen to a plies album.. i fuck with the singles, bang hotter than me, and bid long, but I cannot listen to more than three tracks of this nigga in a row!!

    and all his verses sound short cause his bars contain so few words. Speaking of words, he uses the same ones constantly, with the same rhyme scheme, cadence, and delivery.

    yes, rick ross is miles ahead of plies.

    XXL, who are you employing?

  • http://www.myspace.com/thekidmakesbeatz SetItStraight

    Ok, Plies seems to be real. Who gives a fuck, just because he’s real doesn’t mean he’s good. PLIES is some weak ass shit man. He has nothing compared to the ARTISTRY and CREATIVENESS of people like Kanye (if you went to the Glow in the Dark tour, you know exactly what I mean, haters on the other hand will automatically say “No dude, Plies is that real shit, he’s hot and Kanye is wack) Please. Hip-hop is about growth, creativeness, and yes, realness, amongst other things. Plies is complete trash even though he’s cool to his fans.

  • eman

    is yall people really sayin that plies sucks..comon now

    1.dis man has ben consistent by puttin out 2 albums in less den 2 years an got anotha 1 comin in december..2 great albums that is..well his 1st 1 wont that gud but definition of real is a classic man i pick that ova tha carter III ANYYYYday.
    2.even tho he makes boo luvin songz thats whut u have 2 do des days..thank about it..da only way your name will eva stay big in hip hop is 2 make party rekords..an mostly girlz listen 2 hip hop which makes him a big as rapper..lil wayne does tha sameeeeee shit..
    3.da defintion of real-i didnt have 2 skip anyyytracks there all great songs..listen 2 songs like watch dis,im da man,ol lady,1 day,rich folk does r alll great songs toppin lil wayn’es like playin with fire,nothin on me,an phone home.
    4.no disrespect but if yall thought 2-pac(r.i.p.)wus betta den big..then yall have 2 say plies is betta than wayne at least right now…kus pac an plies do kinda da same thangs as pac did wit dedicatin songs 2 da fans
    5.last but no least lil wayne has ben slippin wit dis voice shit..im not sayin plies is tha best rapper alive an im not ridin his dick no homo but all i wunna say is i wunt 2 see plies is dat top 10 hottest mc shit next year an he betta be at least ova 8 if yall put people like 50 cent in there

  • Rizob

    ok, Wayne gets hated like he’s Satan’s son, but Plies gets love?? Plies raps on the lowest level possible, he raps like a baboon, but yall are giving him a pass? i don’t give a fuck how “real” somebody is portrayed to be, if a nigga can’t rap, i don’t fuck wit’em.

    Is this shit a joke?

    • real talk

      no, but your comment was. how is wayne hated on, but he has a fucken tab just for him at the top of this page. People dont listen to plies cause they think he can rap, plies isnt nice. (like jay or jr.writer, or papoose.) Plies is rapping real life, his music is for hood niggas who endure situations that most people from the hood will go threw. If you dont like plies your probably not no hood nigga. and im not saying i am, but i do understand why people from southern hoods can relate to him. He dont just rap cause its fun, or he wants to be the best. He vents threw his music. He speaks on how he feels. so regardless if you think its clever or not its somthing people can relate too. rather then talking about how nice your flo is in every song. If you dont like him then cool but theirs alot worse rap out their that is garbage. My nigga plies is not garbage dude. Plies is not a fad, he raps about things pac would probably talk about.

    • jSeres

      Who the fuck is giving love to Plies, besides the dumbass that wrote the blog?

      • real talk

        wtf!!!! am i the only one who does not get their comments posted? fuck xxl mag yall just lost another customer! Fucking Pricks read it then eat a dick. fuck face fagets! POST MY SHIT FUCKEN CRACKER ASS HONKEYS!!!

  • yo

    i’ll continue to sleep

  • K.ola

    shout out to plies…..

    fuck 239 soft azz wigga….

    • 239allday

      Homegirl, is u still on my dick? Forget about me. I know u in love but get over me.

      And I’m a ZOE babygirl.

  • fireforreal

    Plies is popular and wack. I don’t think he deserves to have props just because he has a couple corney songs on the radio about the bitches doesn’t make his wack ass hot.

  • Jack

    your really strechin it when your sayin plies is hot especially putting him in a sentence with pac thats as bad as kanye comparing soulja boy and nas.

  • FPL

    niggas forget about you when you’re bid long…Plies

    Thanks for the post dawg. Plies makes music for the streets. Songs for the ladies and the fols that are locked up. You dudes on the internet are not his target audience. A lot of you niggas is lame.

  • Plies

    Come on guys, you dont like me sayin Cracker? Darn…

  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzoe

    this post should have been about boosie. boosie is the most slept on cat in the game.
    im not sold on this plies fella yet. however, im not going to knock his hustle like all these other fags that hate on everything that isn’t joel ortiz, lupe fiasco or east coast.

  • triggafrique

    Whoever owns this blog is a disgrace to hip hop bloggers around the world. Your first post was about 50 cent, your second one was about tight pants and now Plies is hip-hop. Please kill yourself already

  • northern california bay area

    i thought plies was weak too but my homie put me on…hes coo he be sayin some shit…

    but these kids wanna hear that

    im an incredible lyrical spiritual miricle, type shit,

    cause to them thats “better”

  • fla all day

    it seems like alot of the mudafuckas did not read the blog! alot people judge him off of the singles he puts out. damn do all yall still listen to the radio? hip hop is not dead instead of waiting for music to come to you, use your resources and find acts that you like, that you would consider hip hop!

  • chillmann

    I see some typical Southern rap hating in this blog. He talks about homies locked up and street life. Jay-Z raps about the drug game and y’all think he’s the greatest. Jay-Z, Nas, and Diddy made that so-called “mainstream pop-rap” shit popular and y’all knocked the South because they’re all over radio. Please stop this hating before y’all repeat the same mistakes that happen in the mid 90′s.

  • ThaRealBoiWonder

    I remember when I couldn’t stand Plies, now I fucks with the homie, because like Rob says he relates to everyday people. Definition of Real is one of my favorite albums now.

  • http://xxlmag.com RedKlay

    Co sign most of yall hating are from the east coast. Down south we’re not trying to be the most lyrical all the time we make music for the everyday man. When yall quit rapping about your bently and your chick. Take a look down here and realize why we getting the money. Like it or not you niggas can’t eat without fucking with us.

    • DETROIT

      HUH?

      you ever heard of scarface, outkast, TI, UGK, Trick Daddy, JT Money, etc?

      people who talk like this are pretty crazy to me. just cuz he’s from the south, doesn’t give him a free pass to be trash. There are many greats from the south, and all of them have skill.

      Don’t disrespect them by saying shit like “plies ain’t trash, he just different cuz he’s from the south” that’s a cop out, hell premo is from the south.

      And as far as niggas gettin money, these bubble gum ass new southern rappers ain’t gettin it like new york or the west did when they “controlled rap” (whatever that means) Think about it, wayne sold 1 million records, and niggas think he’s king. 5 years ago, curtis sold 10 mil of GRODT! so whose really winning, which southern rappers are in forbes?

      You know what, the south is running rap….running it into the ground wit these broke ass fake jewelry wearing bufoons!

  • Chicago G

    I heard Plies in a interview homie is actually intelligent when he speaks he doesn’t sound like he raps but his raps are bafoonishly wack if thats a word i mean i actually listed to some of his joints and they was weak as hell so now that i gave him the benefit of the doubt i can’t rock with dude no more… Rob the music ed you must be easily impressed cause i was not and i like southern rap G.

  • marvone

    I stopped reading this post when you said lil boosie is offical. I dont knock him cause he is getting his money but musically it doesn’t appeal to me.

  • yoprince

    nobody said he had to be an incredible lyricist..

    just don’t use the same words and flow on every song.. is that too much to ask??

    i mean shit, he is a rapper, thst’s his profession, he’s not a goon, he’s a rapper.. i think some of ya’ll listeners get it confused, start believing this shit and give niggas too many passes..

  • kissdeezdiamonds

    that nigga plies is wack. nigga be bitin the n.o. tryin to say baby like us and sayin shit that we use to sayback in the g fuck that nigga he soft

  • damn

    plies ? this dumb nigga don’t even speak english. pure garbage. all he says on the album is fucknigga cracker goon pussy ass nigga .did he go to any grade school anywhere what the hell is a nimba (number)? and a byke? (back) yall like this bullshit? his shit ain’t even dumbed down he’s just borderline retarded. hip hop IS in hell if this idiot can sell one record.

  • keith

    piles is wacko like rocko and shawty lo

  • Brey the Gemini

    Plies lost me with that Bust it Baby Pt.2 shit.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Plies’s face on that photo = Lil Wayne’s face on “Strapped Condoms Ad”

    Plies = Excrement!!!

  • grp03

    fuck plies. im coming straight outta southside, crazy motherfucker named Banko

    • Penelope Rodriguez

      “crack rap, million dollar bank rolls”

      That joint goes so hard!

      But I won’t be buying TOS.

      Sorry.

  • Dr Flav

    I’ll be glad when the east coast gets somebody new doing something in the game and I dont mean Pap, Joel, Saigon, Maino, Uncle Murda or any of these other mixtape on the block niggas, that way you will shut the fuck up. I mean if these niggas is on your tv, computer, radio and cellphone, that means they hot to somebody. You sounding real monotonous with your “real hip hop” jargon,since I dont know where you was in the 80s, but hip hop has always and will always be self expression and it will always be defined by the individual. You hip hop is not my hip hop, identically, but Im sure there is some common ground. I mean as a dude living in the south, some of that slick shit these commenters be typing, really, really would get their ass whooped and not even on some music shit. The sad part about it, its niggas up top cosigning and participating in the degradation of southern blacks, “cotton pickin,” come on for real?

  • iLL

    “Everyone measures an MC by the bars that they spit, but what about overall song writing ability, does that not count for anything?”

    Enough said.

  • Clever

    I can’t feel this Lame, He sounds so Slo, Plus I’m from da South, When I drop my Album, These Non Educated Mufo’z was saying My Album had too many Large Words. I ain’t Dumming My Shit down, I’m Educated thats what your going to hear. I have substance.

  • niggafrommemphis

    I can’t fuck with plies.Trick cool,but plies,he reminds me of a lot of these niggas out here,young and old,who think they so hard,but when they get locked up,they cry like bitches.no disrespect to the dude,if yall like it, bump it,i’m not.

  • Kerda

    How is it that these editor blogs get, like, 20x the response of the “real” bloggers on this site? Not to say that Byron, Ron Mex, Billy X etc. are always coming with amazing work, but at least it seems as though they’re making some effort to entertain and infor….well, entertain at very least.

    I suppose the real point of these posts is to gauge if your editorial staff can effectively (and cost efficiently) emulate the one portion of this site that people actually care about, the blogs. Why pay freelance writers when you can just toss an extra task onto the backs of your salaried employees, and still get the same cavalcade of goons to show up and start arguing that “(Random southern rapper) IZ DAT TRILL NICCA YA HERD FUKK TEH HAYTERS!!!!”.

  • http://myspace.com/datnigkavi dat_nig_kavi

    Fuck yall haten ass niggas. I like plies. Im a street nigga and he spit real shit I can relate 2. Yeah he got some videos fa da bitches but if u listen 2 his album most of his shit is real life street shit. Das dat nigga

  • Sleez

    U WANNA HEAR REAL RAP?!?

    CHECK OUT “FRENCH MONTANA”

    UNDERGROUND KILLZ MAINSTREAM GARBAGE

  • ty from linden blvd

    somebody loves me is official…other then that E.A.D…….

    GO EAT A NIGGER SANDWICH NAS IS COMING…….

  • The Messiah

    Nice P. Almost gave up on this blog.

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    Plies ia ALRIGHT at best homie. Dude says some real shit but so does my drunk Uncle Squirrel from time to time…..right before he throws up and I forget what he said! That’s exactly what Plies does for me. I hear the REAL but through all the VOMIT(meaning his inability to craft lyrical songs, or lack of “true talent”), I forget the message and just think this cat is full of shit! Great analogy right? I know, I’m talented! Haha! P.B.E. for Life!

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    Plies ia ALRIGHT at best homie. Dude says some real shit but so does my drunk Uncle Squirrel from time to time…..right before he throws up and I forget what he said! That’s exactly what Plies does for me. I hear the REAL but through all the VOMIT(meaning his inability to craft lyrical songs, or lack of “true talent”), I forget the message and just think this cat is full of ish! Great analogy right? I know, I’m talented! Haha! P.B.E. for Life!

  • http://www.myspace.com/willieblak Willie Blak

    Plies is ALRIGHT at best homie. Dude says some real shit but so does my drunk Uncle Squirrel from time to time…..right before he throws up and I forget what he said! That’s exactly what Plies does for me. I hear the REAL but through all the VOMIT(meaning his inability to craft lyrical songs, or lack of “true talent”), I forget the message and just think this cat is full of ish! Great analogy right? I know, I’m talented! Haha! P.B.E. for Life!

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    i cant believe niggas just compared Pac with Pliers,ya’ll niggas have lost ya’ll muthafuccin minds.that shit is blasphemy.

  • PRODIGAL SON

    maybe i’d listen to him if he didn’t sound like a fucking retard, whats wrong with the dude, his mouth always open like he can’t breath through his nose.

    Definition of a Dick.

  • D Money

    Sorry Homeboy,
    Plies is all swagger and less of a rapper. listen to his lyrics, he would be out of the industry already if it wasn’t just the words.

  • Benjamins

    IM FROM THE SOUTH ALABAMA AT THAT. TRUTH IS PLIES SUCKS.
    BEST RAPPERS IN SOUTH IS T.I., LIL WAYNE. JEEZY AND RICK ROSS ARE OK.
    BEST RAPPERS EVER JAY Z, BIGGIE, NAS WHICH ARE WAY BETTER THAN THE SOUTHERN RAPPERS I JUST NAMED NO DISRESPECT TO THEM BECAUSE I BUMP THEM TOO, BUT PLIES ARE YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME.
    I SEE PEOPLE SAYING PLIES BETTER THAN WAYNE, ALL THAT SHOWS ME IS HOW STUPID SOCIETY IS BECOMING AND TO COMPARE HIM TO PAC THATS JUST PATHETIC YOU SHOULD’NT BE ALLOWED A OPINION IF YOU TRULY THINK YOU CAN COMPARE THE TWO. OH YEA BOOZIE AND WEBBIE THEY SUCK TOO. HONESTLY DON’T REPLY IF YOU DISAGREE BECAUSE ALL YOUR DOING IS MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF TO PEOPLE WITH ANY KIND OF INTELLIGENCE WHAT SO EVER. COMPARING PLIES TO PAC OR ANY OF THE RAPPERS I NAMED WHAT THE FUCK THE WORLD IS BECOMING RETARDED.

  • Teddy

    plies sucks i downloaded both his albums out of bordom but i didnt mind him from the shawty song but listenin to his songs back to back terrible he raps like a retard every single song he is jus rappin the exact same pace and bar pauses like 4 words then emphasise the 5th over n over for a whole song over a whole album bah this guy is one of the worst rappers if not the worst iv ever heard

  • Jenisis

    ok lok, i’m tired of people saying that this dude is real and connects with people, or whatever. truthfully, thats a VERY weak argument for him. what the fuck is “real people”? I’m a real fuckin person, and this nigga dont connect with me. and i GARUNTEE that not everyone from the hood connects with this dude either. i’m not gonna sit here and knock Plies as a whole, cuz some of his songs are actually half decent, but please dont give this nigga a 5 star rating because of it. based on lyrical ability, flow, substance, content, and audibility (meaning i cant understand this dude half the time) he’s kinda far down on the scale. i also understand that part of his style is meant to sell to the current market of radio heads, which happen to be mostly between the ages of 12-29, and thats fine, cuz homie tryin to get his money. but at the same time, if you want to last in this game doing what you supposedly love, you cant be on that fad shit forever. i see Plies has potential to be far more then he is, i just hope for the sake of his career and self respect, that he realizes this himself.

    P.S. If I ever see this nigga in person, i’mma hit him in his chest for “Bust It Baby”. the only good thing about that song was Ne Yo, and now i got my lil cuzins singin that shit, askin “whats bust it baby mean?” damn man

  • boltfromthablue

    never read the article but is no way Hip hop sleeping on plies

    the less attention this candidate for the worse rapper i ever heard gets the better

  • Crocker

    I hope you catch the clap. Point blank period. Plies? Lil’ Boosie? wow. fucking wow.

  • YG Stanley

    That worth fed for song is what got me somewhat interested in the Negro. That song is some real sh#t. I couldn’t believe that it came from the same wannabe LL Cool J, shirt always off, Hobbit lookin @ss Negro. But one more thing. IF YOU ARE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN DESCENDANT OF FORMERS SLAVES, ITS A 90 TO 95% CHANCE THAT IN THE NOT SO DISTANT PAST YOUR FAMILY MIGRATED TO THE NORTH FROM THE SSSSOOOOUUUTTTTHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ni@@a’s move up North and turn uppity on they peoples!!!!!!! YG OUT

  • balaramesh

    ” mean it’s clear that the only reason why Bust It Baby is a hit because the simple minded jiggabos at Atlantic covered up Plies illiteracy with NeYo singing the whole thing”

    LMAO

    “Jay-Z raps about the drug game and y’all think he’s the greatest. Jay-Z, Nas, and Diddy made that so-called “mainstream pop-rap” shit popular and y’all knocked the South because they’re all over radio. ”

    dont even mention nas or hova in the same breath. when they rap, it’s ARTISTIC regardless if it’s a radio song or mixtape or album song.

    sleeping on plies?!?

    the clipse? yes
    talib? yes
    black thought? yes
    nas? yes
    styles p? yes
    ect.

    plies, is like the only intelligent southern rapper. well, not exactly. he is about the only one aside from david banner that even attempts to have more than a 6th grade vocab when speaking (ok, there a few more).

    with that said, i am still not a fan of his music. i can say that he is improving on his skills. granted, dude will never remind you of jadakiss but it looks as if he is at least making attempts.

    PLUS, plies, actually does keep it real and does stuff for the community. that is all we really should expect.

    • NAWLEDGE

      “plies, is like the only intelligent southern rapper”

      K I L L Y O U R S E L F!!!!!

      Andre 3k
      Big Boi
      Bun B
      Devin the Dude
      Scarface
      Dead Prez (duo)
      T.I
      Luda
      CunningLyguitics(group)

      And a couple more I cant think of right now. Swallow some pills for that comment.

  • mizeryluvkompany

    plies is fuckin garbage period, his raps r trash!! check on the real muthafuckas doin shit n hip hop. tech n9ne, ya boy, yukmouth, z-ro, game,……plies is garbage.

  • Benjamins

    i forgot to mention andre when he is the best in the south luda is good too but plies thats a fucking joke.

  • Ray

    Plies is on point he ain’t lyrical but niggaz listen to his shit. He a southern nigga gettin money. New new shit srop in december just something around xmas for the haters

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