The Real Testament

The Real Testament

by Plies
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Plies was known as a loud mouth plus loose cannon -- a jail sentence on gun charges had him replaced by Snoop Dogg for the Akon collabo "I Wanna Love You" -- long before most even got to hear him, and his debut is just about everything you want from thug who is as ambitious as he is vicious. Even if there are redundant tracks and some potential unreached, these are small sacrifices to make when one gets to hear someone combining fresh, talented, cocksure, and driven as well Plies does. "Shawty" and "Hypnotized" featuring Akon -- paying Plies back for sitting out "Love You" -- is the rapper at his most polished while "Kept It Too Real" and "1 Mo Time" is the man at his most dangerous. Both styles are executed successfully and the album knowingly favors the street tracks where Plies sounds most at home. Production from Midnight Black, Jonathan "JR" Rotem, Drumma Boy, and others satisfies, and just enough guest artists help anchor the album, along with "Runnin' My Momma Crazy," which does the reverent, sentimental, "I'm hard but I love my mother" track very well. An energetic artist with little refinement, Plies puts his rough edges to good use on The Real Testament, an exciting, sometimes promising, debut. [The Real Testament was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678997556
catalogNumber: 266364

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Plies   Primary Artist
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes   Guitar

Technical Credits

A. Martin   Composer
Fabian Marasciullo   Engineer
Midnight Black   Audio Production
DJ Nasty   Audio Production
Eldwardo "Eddie Mix" Hernandez   Engineer
Alton McCullough   Package Manager
Dionnee Harper   Marketing
Bei Maejor   Audio Production
Greg Ogan   Engineer
Plies   Composer
Beat Eaters   Producer
Ronnell "Big Gates" Levatte   Executive Producer,Audio Production
PapaDuck   Audio Production
Bryan Tyson   Engineer
Ted "Touche" Lucas   Audio Production
Rob Gold   Photo Production

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