Definition of Real

Definition of Real

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by Plies
     
 

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Not even a year had passed since his debut, but the second time around Florida rapper Plies displays great growth. His lyrics here are sharper than those on his debut with the trials, tribulations, and triumphs he's experienced living the street life coming through loud and clear. This journey isn't for the weak-hearted, however, as Plies is anSee more details below

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Not even a year had passed since his debut, but the second time around Florida rapper Plies displays great growth. His lyrics here are sharper than those on his debut with the trials, tribulations, and triumphs he's experienced living the street life coming through loud and clear. This journey isn't for the weak-hearted, however, as Plies is an unapologetic beast who -- to paraphrase the frightening "Bushes" -- didn't come for your money, but came for your life. "Bushes" is a vivid lesson on how to catch and gut a snitch that could only be written by someone made hard by prison. Even more vicious is "Ol' Lady"'s attitude toward women who, in this case, are commodities used to pay off outstanding loans in lieu of cash. This is guys' night out without any moral compass with one grand exception, "1 Day," a heartbreaking letter to a friend on lockup where Plies wishes he could take his incarcerated homie "by the day care to see his son play/And go to show him how his baby mama went astray." Despite its great Patti LaBelle sample, "Somebody (Loves You)" is less convincing and seems forced upon the album like the other radio-friendly tracks -- "Bust It Baby, Pt. 2" with Ne-Yo, and "Please Excuse My Hands" with the Dream. The compelling three-quarters of Definition of Real that seems to have crawled out of the gutter proves that Plies is best off when he does it the ski-mask way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678993268
catalogNumber:
511238
Rank:
20599

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Performance Credits

Plies   Primary Artist
Keyshia Cole   Guest Appearance
Trey Songz   Guest Appearance
Ne-Yo   Guest Appearance
J. Holiday   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Juan Negrete   Engineer
A. Martin   Composer
Glenn Schick   Mastering
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Adelio Lombardi   Engineer
Nico Solis   Engineer
Dionnee Harper   Marketing Consultant
Plies   Composer
Brian Ranney   Package Production
Ronnell "Big Gates" Levatte   Executive Producer,Management
Bryan Tyson   Producer,Engineer

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