Plies Launches Goon Affiliated Giveaway; Gears Up for New Album Release

(AllHipHop News) New music won’t be the only thing in store for fans of Plies. Sources tell AllHipHop.com the rapper will launch a new contest to coincide with the release of his forthcoming album Goon Affiliated. The Goon Affiliated 25 Giveaway will kick off Saturday May 1 and run through May 25. Various prizes will be awarded to winners each day, including a brand new car, four-year scholarship, mortgage payments, healthcare insurance, shopping sprees and Apple iPads. The name of each winner and their state of residence will be posted on various websites on the Internet as well as an audio/video link that will be available at 3 p.m. (EST) each day on the Goon Affiliated 25 Day giveaway calendar. Participating website include www.myspace.com/Plies, www.facebook.com/Plies, www.twitter.com/GoonAffiliated, www.pliesworld.com, www.myspace.com/BigGatesRecords, www.twitter.com/ThisIsBigGates, www.youtube.com/BigGatesRecords and www.twitter.com/BigGatesRecords. News of the giveaway comes as Plies returns on the scene with the Goon Affiliated album. The Atlantic Records offering, which includes the singles “Becky,” “Medicine” featuring Keri Hilson and “She Got It Made,” will feature cameos from Young Jeezy, Fabolous and Trey Songz as well as production from J. R. Rotem, Clinton Sparks and Polow da Don. Although the Goon Affiliated giveaway is meant to be a tool for promoting his fourth studio album, the contest carries a deeper meaning for Plies. According to the rapper, the giveaway is a way to expand efforts to give back to fans and the community at large. “My music is very much reflective of the plight and ills of our community and real talk, there are people out there struggling to make ends meet in this economy,” said Plies, who co-founded the Big Gates & Plies Power of Visions foundation with his brother, Big Gates, to help support educational endeavors and develop essential life skills of disenfranchised youth in urban communities as well as provide instruction and assistance for those who are affected by the negative impact of the penal system with preventative methods and societal transitioning support. “This giveaway to me is more than just a countdown to my album release, it’s about giving back to my community and anybody who knows me knows that’s what it’s all about. So for me, this giveaway is about being able to help out where help is needed.”  To qualify for the giveaway, participants can register once by sending an email to May25GoonAffiliated@gmail.com. All e-mails must include the participant’s full name, age, address, and telephone number. For a chance to win one of the 25 gifts, registered participants must call in to Plies’ official Goon Affiliated 25 Day Giveaway telephone number (1-866-983-2111). The participants’ registration email must be submitted prior to calling. All winning participants will be contacted via information submitted. The Goon Affiliated 25 Day Giveaway Calendar will be updated daily to highlight the items that will be given away each day. Plies will be on hand from May 1 to May 25 to answer the phone to notify the caller of the prize he or she will receive for that day. Deadline to submit information and register for the contest is 11:59 PM (EST) May 25.Those who submit their registration e-mail by Friday (April 30) may qualify for pre-giveaway gifts in addition to the daily grand giveaways that will be awarded during the contest. Bonus gift winners will be randomly selected from the registration email database and are not required to be the “caller of the day”. Winners of the bonus prizes will be notified via telephone or email. “With so many giveaways, people give away things that are not a necessity,” Plies stated while distinguishing his contest from others that have come before it. “The Goon Affiliated 25 Day giveaway gives people a chance to be given something that they really need, which could save a family’s home, grant a college education, or allow someone to see a medical professional for treatment and I feel blessed to be able to contribute. It’s so much more than a giveaway to me.” Plies’ Goon Affiliated album is slated to hit stores on May 25.

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