Da Realist

Da Realist

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by Plies
     
 

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With a spectrum that runs from irresponsible gun talk to irresponsible sex talk, Plies is never accused of being the most versatile rapper. Add unimaginative album titles that always work in some form of the word "Real," plus a crazy release schedule that's seen three official full-lengths in just 16 months, and there's every reason to believe

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With a spectrum that runs from irresponsible gun talk to irresponsible sex talk, Plies is never accused of being the most versatile rapper. Add unimaginative album titles that always work in some form of the word "Real," plus a crazy release schedule that's seen three official full-lengths in just 16 months, and there's every reason to believe Da Realist is a take the money and run release from a gutter rapper exploiting his leap into fame. Going in a completely unexpected direction, the album actually expands the Plies universe a bit with some decent political commentary such as the damning of mandatory sentences on the inspired "2nd Chance." Production takes a bold step forward on the extremely sparse highlight "All Black," while the whimsical "Spend the Night" -- where the newly relocated Plies seduces the ladies with real estate agent talk and a Cheshire cat smile -- is his brightest sounding track to date. The electronic, Prince-sounding snare on "Want It, Need It" is another clever idea, but the rest of the big moments come from places the rapper's been before, like the thug anthem "Make a Movie" with production from Mannie Fresh or the lightweight bedroom number "Put It on Ya" which for some horribly misguided reason, closes the album. With some minor problems, some minor advancement, and some major moments, Da Realist is an overall winner from a rapper who keeps beating the odds.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2008
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678970788
catalogNumber:
515812

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Performance Credits

Plies   Primary Artist
Mike Snoddy   Keyboards
Michael Snoody   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mannie Fresh   Producer,Audio Production
L. Williams   Composer
T. Williams   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
B. Thomas   Composer
Babyface   Composer
No I.D.   Producer,Audio Production
A. Martin   Composer
Ke'Noe   Audio Production
Infamous   Producer
Charles Moniz   Engineer
Drumma Boy   Audio Production
Ted Lucas   Executive Producer
J.R. Rotem   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Sean Garrett   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Patrick Fong   Art Direction
Infamous   Audio Production
Miles Walker   Engineer
Plies   Composer
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Ronnell "Big Gates" Levatte   Executive Producer
Bryan Tyson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson   Producer
Kool Cutta   Engineer
Laurent "Slick" Cohen   Producer,Audio Production
Trae Coner   Producer,Audio Production
Young Kwon   Producer,Audio Production
B. Tyson   Composer
DVS Productions   Audio Production
B. Crear   Composer
Necronam   Audio Production
T. Sewell   Composer
J. Valbrun   Composer
D. Valbrun   Composer
R. Levatte   Composer
C. Gholson   Composer
S. Johnson   Composer
L. Cohen   Composer
K. Edmonds   Composer
M. Rodriguez   Composer
M. Jordan   Composer
E. Wilson   Composer
D. Bristoll   Composer
T. Thomas   Composer
Rob Gold   Photo Production

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