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Plies preparing comeback, starting with “On Trial” mixtape

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Due to DJ Khaled’s emergence, the 2006-2007 period was one of growth for the Miami hip hop scene, as the veteran, Trick Daddy, enjoyed a comeback, while Rick Ross, Plies, and Flo Rida were also introduced during this period of time. Among the new artist to debut, Plies’ career took off much faster than the others, as his “Shawty” single was one of 2007’s biggest summer hits.

Plies proved he was not a one hit wonder when he returned during the spring of 2008 with his “Bust It Baby, Pt. 2” single, with Ne-Yo. The song would become another summer anthem for the Miami rapper and his sophomore album sold well. Things were going so well for Plies, he decided to release a second album in 2008.

Going into 2009, Plies had a strong buzz, as his “Want It/Need It” single saw him master his style. It was when it seemed as if Plies was going to truly take off when things came to a screeching halt. The Miami emcee had earned comparisons to Juvenile and had collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Ne-Yo, and Jamie Foxx, only naming a few.

In the time since then, Plies has released one album, which failed to generate a percentage of the buzz his previous albums did. Aside from the album, Plies had his verse on DJ Khaled’s “Welcome to My Hood.” Plies had a nice run, although brief, but he feels it was only the first act of many. Currently, Plies is putting the finishing touches on his On Trial mixtape, which will be released two days from now.

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