|Plies Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1976|
Plies is an American rapper and songwriter who was a wide receiver on the Miami Redskins football team of Miami University in Ohio in 1996 and 1997 and later started his career as a musician. Over the years, he has released multiple albums, mixtapes, extended plays, and tracks such as The Real Testament, Da REAList, Bottom to the Top, Definition of Real, Goon Affiliated, 3 Headed Monster, The Truth Hurts, You Need People Like Me, No Chaser, Aristotle, Da Last Real Nigga Left, The GOAT, The Real Testament II, Hypnotized (ft. Akon), Please Excuse My Hands (ft. Jamie Foxx and The-Dream), Plenty Money, Becky, Shawty (ft. T-Pain), She Got It Made (ft. Bei Maejor), Find You (ft. Lil Wayne and K Camp), I Just Want the Paper, Ran Off on da Plug Twice, Nasty Nasty (ft. Yung Bleu), Real Hitta (ft. Kodak Black), All Thee Above (ft. Kevin Gates), Drip 4 Sale, Racks Up to My Ear (ft. Young Dolph), and Want It, Need It (ft. Ashanti).
Algernod Lanier Washington
Plies, The Goon
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Plies went to the Fort Myers Senior High School. After graduating, he got admission to Miami University.
After studying at Miami University for two years, he transferred to the University of Central Florida in 1997. However, he didn’t complete his education at this university as well and dropped out soon after.
- Siblings – Ronnell Lawrence Lavatte aka Big Gates (Older Stepbrother) (Rapper)
Plies has been signed up with his co-owned record label Big Gates Records, Inc. Group.
Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic Records
His net worth had been $6 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm (Approx)
64 kg or 141 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Plies has dated –
- Brandy Lacole Lyons (2003-2010) – Plies was reported to have started dating Brandy Lacole Lyons in early 2003. In October 2003, Lyons gave birth to a baby boy Nijier Lanier Washington at the University Community Hospital in Tampa. They ended their relationship in 2010.
- Lira Galore (2014–2015) – Plies was reported to be a rebound for glamour model Lira Galore in 2014, who had just separated from Drake. Their relationship became public knowledge in April 2015 when they shared pictures of them posing in front of the Christmas tree on their respective Instagram accounts from the same hotel in Rome.
- Angela Yee (2015) – Plies started going out with radio personality Angela Yee in June 2015. In an interview at The Breakfast Club radio show, he praised Angela for being hardworking and hinted at their possible relationship. He also called Yee her longtime friend and the only friend in the industry.
Race / Ethnicity
Gold plated front teeth
He is speculated to be wearing a shoe of size 8 (US).
Best Known For
Being an American hip hop recording artist and co-founder of Big Gates Records
Plies released his first studio album, The Real Testament in August 2007. It reached #2 on Billboard 200.
Plies was first featured in a documentary The Good, the Bad and the Bling in 2007 as himself.
First TV Show
Rapper Plies first appeared in the BET News as himself in 2008.
- Plies started helping out his older brother Big Gates run an independent music label after graduating from high school as he realized life on the streets would only lead to jail.
- Despite his success as a rapper, he never aspired to become one. He first sang a chorus for a single after the original artist couldn’t get it right. After hearing the recording, his brother encouraged him to pursue rapping.
- He took his stage name, Plies from the slang used in his hometown for the big money dealers.
- At the Fort Myers Senior High School, he played in the high school football team as a receiver and defensive back.
- During his high school days, he was declared the best-dressed student of his class and was also named the homecoming king.
- During his stay at Miami University, he played as a wide receiver for Miami Redhawks for 2 years.
- In July 2006, Plies was charged by the authorities with the illegal carrying of a concealed firearm after a shooting at the nightclub in Gainesville. Overall, six rounds were fired.
- His 2nd studio album Definition of Real was released on June 10, 2008, and it peaked at number #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) chart, as well as US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart. Also, it was certified ‘Gold’ by the RIAA.
- He released his 5th studio album titled Goon Affiliated on June 8, 2010, through Atlantic Records. It included songs like Rob Myself, Kitty Kitty (ft. Trey Songz), Whatever I Say, Model, Look Like (ft. Fabolous and Young Jeezy), and All I Know. The album peaked at number #1 on both the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart as well as the US Top Rap Albums chart and was ranked at number #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- In January 2017, he was arrested by Florida police authorities for driving under influence. Actually, he had refused to take a blood content test, so got arrested.
- In April 2015, the video of Plies getting attacked by a fan at a concert in Tallahassee went viral. He even released a single titled Dayum! to address the incident.