Definition of Realby Plies
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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Performance CreditsPlies Primary Artist
Keyshia Cole Guest Appearance
Trey Songz Guest Appearance
Ne-Yo Guest Appearance
J. Holiday Guest Appearance
Technical CreditsJuan Negrete Engineer
A. Martin Composer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Adelio Lombardi Engineer
Nico Solis Engineer
Dionnee Harper Marketing Consultant
Brian Ranney Package Production
Ronnell "Big Gates" Levatte Executive Producer,Management
Bryan Tyson Producer,Engineer
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Just heard Lil Wayne and Plies cd, lets just say Plies cd is three times better tha Weezy's!!!
Plies,needs to stop!! I am a female and i just started buying Rap Music. And,Yes I have the first album of plies. Didn't think he would do it, but he did. The only reason, i gave this album 4 stars, is just in case Plies decides to read this review. I didn't want to give him the big head about his album. But seriously. Is a "5" Support this album and buy it.