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Plies @ New Karribean City 

Wednesday, Mar 16 2016
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Fans of Southern rap no doubt know Plies. And even those unfamiliar with the Dirty South might recognize the Floridian's flow. (Hint: Do the auto-tuned lyrics "Even though I'm not your man / You're not my girl / I'mma call you my shawty" ring any bells?) The gravelly, baritone-voiced rapper hit his stride around 2007 with the release of his gold-certified album The Real Testament, but his chart-toppers petered out around 2010. Still, the former college football player has continued to churn out music, releasing three mixtapes and one album in 2015 alone. Last year was memorable for another reason: that was the year the rapper got attacked onstage during a concert in Tallahassee, FL. And by attacked, I mean slammed to the floor, wrestled, and pulled off the stage and into the crowd. Ever resourceful, Plies turned the event into a song entitled "Dayum" a few weeks later, wherein he verbally body-slammed his attacker and regained his vaulted position as one of the toughest rappers to emerge from the Sunshine State.

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