Plies Drops 'Goon Affiliated'; Second Album In Six Months

AllHipHop Staff

Less than two years after the release of his RIAA-certified gold debut The Real Testament, Florida rapper Plies is preparing for the release of his fourth studio album, Goon Affiliated.

The album, set for a September 2009 release, will mark another milestone in Plies’ career.

It will be his first album to feature collaborations with rappers, as opposed to singers.

Of course, his three previous releases have featured impressive A-List R&B guest appearances.

The Real Testament’s success was powered by the T-Pain assisted “Shawty,” as well as “Hypnotized,” featuring Akon.

On his sophomore effort, Definition of Real, Plies scored a hit with “Bust It Baby pt. 2” featuring Ne-Yo, which would become the Ft. Myers, Florida native’s first single to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On his third album, Da Realist, Plies sought the support of Ashanti, singer/songwriter Sean Garrett, and newcomer Chris J, who lent his voice to the album’s debut single “Put It On Ya.”

“I’ve been blessed to be able to come back with three albums in 16 months,” said the Big Gates/Slip-n-Slide/Atlantic recording artist of his success. “I feel like it’s something that hadn’t been done in the new era.”

On his next album, Plies is promising new sounds, new technology and a new batch of hand-picked top notch producers.

And he has already departed from his traditional formula by presenting his first feature-free single.

“Becky,” the first official single from Goon Affiliated makes its debut today (June 19).

As to the topic of the song, fans will have to hear it to figure it out.

Plies does offer one hint, however: “Some of you all will be mad at me for saying this,” he offers, “but I’m in love with Becky!”

The rapper most recently made a return to the forefront with the radio single “Plenty Money,” which is currently in heavy rotation across the Southeast.