SummarySuccess hasn't changed Plies; it has just made him more real. After selling over a half million copies of his 2007 debut album, "THE REAL TESTAMENT," the rapper hailing from the streets of Fort Myers, Florida returns with the release of his sophomore set, "DEFINITION OF REAL." "I feel like what I try to stand for in this game and what I reflect and represent is the extinct individuality in terms of being real," explains Plies. "It was only right for me to embody my sophomore album with the whole definition of what I like to call real. It's a term that I looked up and I dissected and I feel like it fits me as a person; better than any term I ever ran across." br>
Led by a pair of powerful singles, Plies has created an unstoppable movement with "Bust It Baby, Part 1" and "Bust It Baby, Part 2." The two-part ode to the women who have supported the rapper's career goes beyond mere radio records. Instead, Plies has an unprecedented marketing campaign that is sure to keep him at the forefront of hip-hop. The first installment of the series is a southern-cooked dedication to the rapper's faithful female fan base, while the second part is a largerthan- life tribute featuring production from JR Rotem and an infectious hook by R&B superstar Ne-Yo. If 2007's "Shawty" was a pop-hit with a ghetto twist, then "Bust It Baby, Part 2" is that to the tenth power.
Still, don't expect too many features on the album, as Plies pledges to give his fans exactly what they pay for. "There ain't no other rappers on my album, that's important for me. I don't believe in having seven or eight features on an album - to me that's a compilation album." So, much like Plies' debut album, "DEFINITION OF REAL" only boasts R&B features. "I think I'm alright when it comes to talking about certain issues, so I don't really need the support of n****s to help me fulfill that vision.
"I never try to be defined by how many records I sell. I think it's more important for my mark to be made on what I stand for," says Plies.