Real Testament (Clean)
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100% Overrated! (1 and 1/2 stars) Aug 08, 2007
I interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you the scoop on Plies and this album. I first heard of Plies when some fool in a local magazine was bigging him up as the realest ever. Then I finally heard him rapping offbeat to Usher's Confessions. I was less than impressed but back then there was no hype around him but a month later everybody was on his wood. This Fort Myers native was signed because of street cred(yes, you've read that right and dont believe the hype because the CEO of Slip-N-Slide, Ted Lucas, said it with his own fat mouth). After reading the above a fundamental question must be asked.....WHAT PART OF THE GAME IS THAT? I guess you cant expect sound judgement from a CEO who married Luke's baby momma(again, you've read that part correctly). There's overrated rappers that are good and can flow and then there's Plies. Plies cant flow, he has a hard time rapping on beat and when he does rap on beat he manages to fall off. You want me to say something positive about dude fine. He has mic presense in the sense that he is not boring but his rhymes are simplistic and suspect beyond belief! The only decent song(and I use the word decent loosely) is Shawty with T-Pain. That speaks volumes about this album when the best song on it is a chick record. This ignorant a$$ gargoyle pretty much covers all-too-familiar terrain with On My D***, Keep It Too Real, Money Straight, Goons Lurkin and Murkin Season. Speaking of the last two joints mentioned how can you listen to those tracks and act as if he broke the mold when he follows the same mold thousands of rappers have been following for years? I Am The Club is so stupid its not even funny just sad. Hypnotized with Akon is a lame record and I really think that Akon is overused as a singer of hooks and please dont tell me about Runnin My Momma Crazy! That song is not deep. Rappers have been saying the same bull**** for years. Tell me something I havent heard already not you know you're doing wrong and you still do it. 1 Mo time is him pleading with his girl to let him rip one more time after he cheated on her(yeah Plies, that makes a lot of sense) More disposables: 100 Years, I Kno U Workin(dumbest anti-snitch record ever!), You feat Tank(who sounds like he's doing his worst Maxwell impression on the hook), Friday and for those of you who have those bonus tracks Water, Aint Slippin and Got Em Hatin are all garbage. Got Em Hatin was his first single and it was produced by the ever so wack Nitti(why does everybody keep chasing after this nonbeat producing producer?). Bottom Line: The Real Testament is easily one of the worst releases of 2007 by the most overrated rapper out of Florida and the most overrated rapper out of the south period. The production for the most part wasnt bad but Plies is a beatwaster couple that with the fact that Plies is saying the same garbage weve been hearing for decades so how is he possibly above the rest? All he talks about is choppers, haters, sex and money. Straight cookie-cutter material. Now I know all these trendfollowing bay-bay kids are going to accuse me of hating but lets be real. You're on his nuts because the hood is on his nuts arent you? Give me another reason that you feel this ignoramus besides the hood saying that he is the realest n**** alive. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Its sad because there are people out here who can rap circles around this clown and they're not being heard because they arent so-called street credible. That sucks! F*** Plies, that millenium Suge Knight called Ted Lucas(or Ted Mucus) and everybody on his nuts! 100% real n****? Naw. 100% ignorant, 100% stereotypical, 100% illiterate, 100% overrated, 100% formulaic, 100% garbage! Now back to your regularly scheduled program(sounds of static).
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
EHH..DISAPPOINTED Aug 16, 2007
By R. Haley
With all of the hype around Piles i thought that this CD was gonna be hot. It wasnt even close. The only song that i like is the song about his mother just because of my brothers past. i used to like shwaty but it is played out now. Dont waste your money on this lame CD.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
REAL!!! Sep 13, 2007
By Black Ceasers
Everybody has this and that to say about what's real and what's not real. To me, Hip-Hop and the artist involved, has to be real. Street credibility or not. It don't matter how much drugs you sell, how many cars you got, how many people you know died, what hood you from or what you did before you started rapping. The whole argument is the destruction of hip-hop. And "rappers" like Plies is the reason hip-hop is at it's state. If it ain't about lyrics, why get involved in hip-hop? It started with lyrics, not an uneducated flow and a tight baseline to back it up. Listen to Sugarhill Gang tell a story, or Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five talk about the streets of New York in the late 70's and early 80's. They dissed politics in America without using profanity or talking about killing anybody. NWA may have used derogatory language but it still made sense. Hip-hop is declining everyday because their is no originality and no common sense. Plies maybe saying something REAL, but in the same sense, a crime against another black man is being committed because of non-sense like this. No one is saying rap should be gospel or clean. The roots of hip-hop is based on creativity, knowledge and a push towards a positive and better future for the urban community. The Real Testament describes a complete failure.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Realest nuhhh...alive! And...? Jan 24, 2008
By Mr. Muh4kin ExQuire
More of the passe garbage that has been killing rap.....these dude's album is pretty much belongs in the Classification of what Nas would call a hiphop killer... The lyrics are over-simplified and ignorant. The topics range from guns, the drug trade, and pure down to it most of the songs are about sex ( or misogynistic toward women.) Particularly the song that irks me the most is 100 yrs....I mean the only true message in there is about the imbalance of crime conviction and sentencing between white and black person. It would have been a decent song had he not used racial slurs and then later on gone on to contradict himself by talking about drugs and guns..and how he's so "hood"... maybe if ignorant n*ggas like this dude didnt help to support stereotypes maybe we wouldn't have that problem. Also, is this guy rappin with his "gold teef" on during the whole album, cuz his pronunciation skill is horrible.
So to boil it down the only thing this rapper has to his name is his credibility....well sorry to tell you but credibility doesnt make a good record when you have no skill.
So, Thanks Plies for helping keep millions of young impressionable kids ignorant and effectively keeping the stereotype river running...
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Decent for what its worth Dec 07, 2008
By S. Martin
"One2Go Book Reviews"
Plies had the radio going crazy with the release of his single "shawty" a year ago. I was not to big on the single but would find myself singing along whenever I heard it. I was on Youtube a few months back and was doing a search on Plies and came across plenty of his songs. So I said what the heck let me download the album. On the first few listens I was not impressed just entertained and to be perfectly honest thats not a bad thing. But with saying that I wouldn't call this cd a classic....
Just like any artist in the industry they are all put into catergories. Let's just say Plies is not in the same catergory as a Nas, T.I., or even Young Jeezy for that matter, he's more in a caterory of "play his cd when you need something hood and over the top to hear". I'm not going to lie there were a couple of tracks that I enjoy on this cd, now will that enjoyment be the same a few years from now, who knows...but none-the-less, I like many of his tracks-they are as follows:
Kept it too real
I kno U workin' (Love the production, sounds nice with my car audio system)
1 Mo time
Runnin my Momma Crazy
In all honesty, you would have to take this cd for what its worth. Either your going to Love it or Hate it.
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