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Famous as :


Birth Name :

Algernod Lanier Washington

Birth Date :

July 01, 1976

Birth Place :

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Shawty" (2007)


He never dreamed of stepping out beyond what he got and he never even realized his capability. Plies, a rapper from Fort Myers, Florida helped people reaching their success in music but initially didn't know that his talent was what the industry have been dying for. Debut album 'The Real Testament' was sold more than 96,000 units in the first week of its release, dethroning Common from his comfortable seat at #2 in Billboard Hot 200. Few weeks prior to that, his first single 'Shawty' featuring T-Pain peaked at #10 in Billboard Singles Chart, earning him a reputation hard to compete. Next he will release a new single called 'Hypnotized' that receives the production of the unquestionable Akon and the singer slash producer's guest feature.

Plies was born Algernod Lanier Washington on July 1, 1976. The rapper derived the stage name Plies from hometown Fort Myers that calls most money-making drug dealers by the slank. He grew up in the small stateside of East Dunbar and as soon as graduating from Fort Myers High School in 1994, Plies pursued his passion in music. He became interested in rap and joined his older brother Ronell Levatte to run Big Gates Record, an indie label which was home to three artists excluding himself. Twist of fate came when Plies shot the lyrics of 'Tell Dem Krackers Dat' after the original artist couldn't get the 'hook'. His brother told him to hold on behind the mic and his version finally was molded into a mixtape. "It wasn't a dream of mine," Plies explained. "It kind of happened accidentally. But at the same time, I'm a believer that nothing happens on accident."

Latest News

Video: Plies Thrown Off Stage by a Fan During Concert

April 06, 2015 08:52:39 GMT

ended up getting attacked by a fan whom he gave a special treatment during his concert. The rapper was performing at the Coliseum in Tallahassee, Fla. recently when he invited the male fan onstage, but he appeared to get uncomfortable when the man stood too close to him.

Video Premiere: Plies' 'We Are Trayvon'

April 13, 2012 08:26:32 GMT

releases a music video for a single recorded as a tribute to Trayvon Martin. Wearing a "We Are Trayvon" hoodie, the rapper raps his verses in the memory of the Florida teen while people on the street are holding canned drinks and Skittles.

Plies Fuming Over Unruly Concertgoers

January 21, 2011 04:45:01 GMT

Rapper flew into a rage during a recent concert in Florida and threatened to shoot up the crowd after he was hit with a cup during his show. The star, real name Algernod Washington, was performing in Orlando earlier this week when a member of the audience threw an empty cup onstage.

Plies Sued for Allegedly Stealing Mixtape Song

December 10, 2010 07:01:51 GMT

Rapper is at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit over allegations he illegally sampled a track written by a songwriter in North Carolina. Romell Caldwell, from Charlotte, filed suit in a New York court on Monday, December 6, claiming Plies' 2008 mixtape tune "Bond Money" used parts of his song, "Dim Hits", which had been submitted to the star's label mate four years prior.

Video: Lady GaGa Thanks Little Monsters for Her Twitter Crown

August 23, 2010 04:56:40 GMT

has landed a new title, the queen of Twitter. The 24-year-old eccentric singer has dethroned ' crown after surpassing her 5,705,684 Twitter followers. GaGa overtook Spears' title with her 5,734,532 followers.

Video Premiere: Bobby V's 'Phone #'

August 23, 2010 04:03:38 GMT

who is formerly known as Bobby Wilson has debuted a music video for his new single "Phone #". Directed by Fat Katz, it was filmed on South Beach of Miami and follows the R&B singer and his featured guest spending a warm day with bikini girls.

Music Video: Plies' 'Rob Myself' and Rick Ross' '300 Soldiers'

July 07, 2010 07:57:42 GMT

' "Rob Myself" music video is premiered on the same day drops his own clip to support a song called "300 Soldiers". Plies is sitting behind the wheel of his red Rolls Royce while serving himself a money salad. Ross also hops into his own car, cruising the town with his male pals.

'Glee' Rules Hot 200, Blocking 'Eclipse' and Christina Aguilera

June 17, 2010 06:35:21 GMT

The sale number for albums this week is in and latest "" soundtrack arrives atop Billboard Hot 200. The six-song mini album "Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals" prevents "" theme songs compilation and 's fourth studio album "" from taking the top spot.

Young Jeezy's 'Lose My Mind' Music Video Feat. Plies

April 26, 2010 07:33:54 GMT

is going to a nightclub and partying hard in a music video for his track "Lose My Mind". "I need a Louis Vuitton straitjacket," he previously joked about what he wanted to wear when shooting the video in Miami.

Plies Spoils a Woman in 'She Got It Made' Music Video

April 17, 2010 04:50:50 GMT

On the April 16 episode of BET's "106 & Park", has made public a music video to promote his single "She Got It Made". The rapper anonymously sends a lucky lady for a makeover while he is doing a photoshoot and gives her a bag of cash at the end of the clip.

Plies Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Taking Benefit From 2006 Shooting

March 05, 2010 05:03:51 GMT

Rapper is facing further legal action in connection with a 2006 Florida nightclub shooting - the victims have amended their lawsuit alleging the hip-hop star has profited from their misery. Five people were injured during the rapper's performance in Gainesville, Florida after a fight broke out involving Plies' entourage, and shots were fired into the crowd.

Video Premiere: Plies' 'Medicine' Feat. Keri Hilson

January 15, 2010 02:14:34 GMT

Rapper plays Dr. Goon in a newly-debuted video for his new single "Medicine", teaming up with sexy nurse in the hospital to treat sick people. The video sees Plies dealing with the female patients and Keri facing the male.

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