Plies Shoots New Video, Embarks on Prison Tour

Ft. Myers, Fla.-based rapper Plies is continuing to ride his wave of success as he prepares to shoot the video for his latest single “Runnin Mama Crazy” this week.


Filming for the clip will begin today (Nov. 20) and run through Friday (Nov. 23) in Tampa, Fla.


“Runnin Mama Crazy” is the follow-up to Plies’ #1 song “Shawty” featuring T-Pain.


Both songs are taken from the rapper’s Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic debut, The Real Testament.


For Plies, the album, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, serves as a vehicle for addressing relevant issues that fans are faced with.


“I ain’t got real problems,” the rapper said. “I’ve got the problems that come with being successful, but I ain’t got real problems. There’s some dude in the world that just got a life sentence today. That’s a real problem. I make reality music. I don’t make music that’s out of touch. There’s so much in the world that I can talk about that’ll help people through their struggles.”


One struggle that is real to a lot of people is spending time in prison.


Plies tackles the situation on his “Bid Long,” a somber song that offers listeners a look at those locked up in the prison system as well as how people tend to turn their backs on those serving a 40-year prison sentence.


To further demonstrate his commitment to currently imprisoned inmates who come from the streets, Plies recently hit the road on a nationwide prison tour.


According to the rapper, life behind bars is a sharp contrast to being on the on the outside.


“I like to win in life, but to me, every dude who’s in the prison system has lost,” Plies said. “To me, that’s not impressive.”


Plies’ The Real Testament, which features appearances from Akon, T-Pain and Tank, is in stores now.

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