Just thought I’d keep it trill for a second and let you know that Plies will be releasing his second album a little bit sooner than expected. Shout out to Slip-N-Slide. ’08 is looking like its going to be a big year for Ted Lucas and the family. Look out for Miami’s next R&B sensation, Qwote. But back to the topic at hand. Here’s the press release courtesy of Atlantic Records
New York, NY – Responding to popular demand, Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic recording artist Plies has announced plans to speed up the release of his hugely anticipated new album, Definition Of Real. The collection — which features the hit single, “Bust It Baby, Part 2 (Feat. Ne-Yo)” will now drop into stores and online retailers on June 10th.
“Bust It Baby, Part 2 (Feat. Ne-Yo)” is blowing up at Urban radio outlets nationwide, where it just bulleted its way onto the airplay top 40. In addition, the single is currently rising towards chart status at Rhythmic. The track’s mainstream success follows the recent underground popularity of the single’s first installment, “Bust It Baby, Part 1.” The single will go on sale this Tuesday, March 25th via all DSPs.
Definition Of Real arrives hot on the heels of the Ft. Myers, Florida-bred rapper’s 2007 debut, The Real Testament, which has received RIAA gold certification. The album — featuring the blockbuster hit singles, “Shawty (Feat. T-Pain)” and “Hypnotized (Feat. Akon)” — entered the Billboard 200 at #2 upon its release last summer and continues to run strong, coming in this week at #13 on Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” ranking. In addition, The Real Testament has spawned a series of smash hit ringtones, with six tracks from the album currently present on Nielsen RingScan’s “Top 200 Mastertones” chart.
Plies is currently featured on the cover of Don Diva Magazine, heralding their partnership on the upcoming “Plies/Don Diva Prison Tour.” Further details of Plies’ historic pairing with the “Original Street Bible” will be announced shortly.