Plies Addresses Scholastic Rumor

Plies appeared on Shade 45’s Morning After With Angela Yee this past Tuesday. At the 2:24 marker, Plies takes a listener’s call and addresses dances around the rumor that he was valedictorian of his high school. Even if he were the top seed of his class, what’s the big deal? Is there something wrong with, dare I say it, being smart? Personally, I’d rather lie about being a doctor than a cartel kingpin.

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  • http://www.pmpworldwide.com/tc DopeRush

    Nah, nothing wrong w/ being smart, but if you sound like Plies….something is very wrong.

  • Goon

    The fukboy never answered the question!!! are u a thug or not????

  • cory

    what, you can’t be a smart thug?

  • Toya

    Wow. What a way to avoid a question. I’ll never understand though why some people are embarrassed about being smart. I’d rather think of me as an Einstein than a Corky because if they think of me as an Einstein then they’ve put themselves below me without any effort or input on my part.

  • http://www.cnn.com HARD ON

    DANCE NURSE PLIES, DANCE!!!

  • Toya

    what, you can’t be a smart thug?
    —————————–
    Don’t see why you can’t. Capone was.

  • Nathaniel

    the issue isn’t whether he’s smart or not. or how smart. but rather, since you are an intelligent brother, why do you rap like a fucking imbecile. that’s the issue. we know you’re a smart nigga…you sell your listeners…as well as these young kids short feeding them garbage when you’re capable of much more.

  • http://hiptics.com Cfro

    Big Gates answered this question last time they were on the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2MGxOHXouY

    Also, knowing that Plies IS a smart dude, I could never see him saying “I’m a thug. I did everything I rap about” because that would be the equivalent of indicting (or snitching on) himself. If you know about the Fed case his brother had to deal with back in the day, then you know he has to be very careful with what he says. Plies wouldn’t even tell DJ Vlad his real name on camera and got weirded out when Vlad wanted him to show the cameras his tattoos.

    I mess with Plies. Looking forward to Goon Affiliated.

  • http://www.twitter.com/randomrandall rAND

    ^
    ^^^
    Well said Nathaniel

  • Ac@pella

    There’s nothin wrong with being smart at all. I graduated 4th in my class. I ain’t gonna hide that shit. We all know Plies is a smart articulate person. Even in a couple of pasr interviews, u could see how polite and respectful Plies is. His voice ain’t even the same. Lol. I’d rather be smart than a dumb ass thug or goon any day.

  • http://hiptics.com Cfro

    Plies is an effective communicator. He reaches the hood with his message because he talks like people in the hood (specifically in SW FL) talk. If he talked like a genius, then the people he’s trying to reach WOULDN’T listen. What he’s saying though, in his raps, is real/smart/principle-driven.

    See “100% Real” or “Take Off” for more.

  • yaboitone aka FIRST KID ON THE WAY!!!!

    He’s only proving how much MORE intelligent he is by rapping like an imbecile. He’s SMART ENOUGH to know how to be very rich, popular, and successful with minimal effort! It’s the American dream of course….instead of spending countless hours perfecting his craft, meticulously writing lyrics, or standing for political, religious, social, or any other type of “movement” he simply spews a few bars of CRAP and lives the same life as the guys who spend all day writing. Instead of doing that, hes probably having fun. lol.

    To take it even further, hes SMART ENOUGH to know that rap fans are the most fickle bastards on the planet so instead of worrying about pleasing the “hiphop heads” he takes the easy route and pleases the horny little white girls wanting a “thug nigga” and the people who just wanna sing/rap about bulls**t and party. lol.

    Valedictorian he is!

  • King JuggaNott

    Awwww man. Cats on here are wild. LOL

    I guess he doesn’t want to be known as a thinker. I always laugh at that Please excuse my hands song when he says “My hands don’t like to be unemployed the like to Wuuurk”. He’s in character…he’s funny when he rhymes. It also was funny on the BET awards when that monkey jewelry popped off and went flying. I think Gucci man had a spatula and a wire whip around his neck…I spent their whole set laughing.
    Good dude.

  • eightysbaby

    That nigga looks like more of a fuck boy for dancing around the question. Only in hip-hop is it not “cool” to be smart. I woulda owed up to it. Yea I was the valedictorian and yes I was on some thug shit too.

    These rappers kill me. I went to CSUN got my degree and Im proud of the shit, there aint nothing wrong with being pleased with your education.

    FOH Plies

  • YO

    Big up to plies for being valedictorian. Only in hip hop is it bad to be smart SMH.

  • DARKAQUA

    Cfro says:
    Friday, April 09 2010 at 2:08 PM EST
    Plies is an effective communicator. He reaches the hood with his message because he talks like people in the hood (specifically in SW FL) talk. If he talked like a genius, then the people he’s trying to reach WOULDN’T listen. What he’s saying though, in his raps, is real/smart/principle-driven.

    See “100% Real” or “Take Off” for more.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I CALL BULLSHIT ON THIS WHOLE F*CKERY COMMENT

    PEOPLE FROM “THE HOOD” COPPED KANYE ONE MILLION IN FIRST WEEK CD…AND THAT NINJA WASN’T RAISED NEAR “THE HOOD”

    AND PEOPLE FROM THE HOOD DON’T WANT TO BE THERE, ITS JUST THE MIND-STATE THAT KEEPS THEM THERE….GUNS AND BUTTER BABE!

    PLIES FEEDS THAT MIND-STATE….SUPPLY AND DEMAND IGNORANCE. PLIES IS NOT A THUG, HE’S A COLLEGE-EDUCATED MAN WHO UNDERSTANDS IF YOU SUPPLY THE MASSES, THE MONEY WILL COME EVEN IF ITS A DAMN LIE. THAT’S WHY REAL GOONS BE ON HIS ASS(CHECK JAMIE FOXX VIDEO ABOUT PLIES RUN-IN AT THEIR VIDEO SHOOT)

    ONE THINGS FOR SURE…HE’S SMART WITH HIS MONEY CAUSE THE SCAM IS WORKING

  • BrooklynRaw

    LOL@ you got that right makes no sense.. and didnt Jamie Fox say he ran when 40 clock came thru and came back with out his jewels on that dont sound gangster to me
    and aint most of his know songs chick songs anyway

  • Guegz

    Nathaniel says:
    Friday, April 09 2010 at 1:53 PM EST

    the issue isn’t whether he’s smart or not. or how smart. but rather, since you are an intelligent brother, why do you rap like a fucking imbecile. that’s the issue. we know you’re a smart nigga…you sell your listeners…as well as these young kids short feeding them garbage when you’re capable of much more.

    ————————————

    ^^^^ I definitely CoSign

  • http://rapradar.com ?

    At 3:19 to 3:31

    Was He talking about 50?

    because he said the biggest artist out of NY besides Jay-Z

  • So Icy Boi!

    @DARKAQUA you mean ‘WHITE PEOPLE” copped Kanye West CD

  • mac DIESEL

    SMART DUMB NIGGAS!!!! SMH!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Deez

    there’s nothing wrong with being smart, i prefer a rapper to be smart over a dumbass… but we all know Plies’ image of being an ignorant goon doesn’t really portray who he really is… be ya’self nigga

  • Deez

    on a sidenote… Angela Yee gettin’ chubbier everytime i see her

  • Interscope Employee

    YES there’s something wrong…ESPECIALLY when u call yourself a “goon” and shit SMH

  • Nikia

    so 30 plus men come to YOUR place of employment and you’re wearing 100K plus in jewelry u mean to tell me u gon be ready to fight? ppl kill me…..it wasnt like they approached him at a club or something, that man was on the set of his video….a damn JOB….no one expects that sorta thing….

  • DunkDonDaDa

    He’s everything that is wrong with southern hip hop and I’m from da south

    Smart dumb cats, he’s a coon not a goon

  • DARKAQUA

    So Icy Boi! says:
    Friday, April 09 2010 at 4:24 PM EST
    @DARKAQUA you mean ‘WHITE PEOPLE” copped Kanye West CD

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^66

    I SAID WHAT I MEANT HOMEBOY…….HOOD NINJAS ROCK TO KANYE TOO PLEASE BELIEVE

  • DIGGSY!!!

    2010 Ja Rule right there. Came out hard and goin out soft. Also, absolutely you can be a thug and be smart. It’s just when you avoid a question, it makes you look like you have somethin to hide.

  • http://www.gifbin.com/981139 Chitlin Coon

    THAT CALLER WAS NOT FROM NO DAMN FLORIDA! FUCK OUTTA HERE! any one in the south can tell that shit

  • Will

    Niggas is stretching it now Valedicorian come on cuz Educated Prom King I can see but come on my Nigga Valedictorian you can go look that shit up

    Man Valedictorians be having 4.2’s and shit I can’t see my nigga Plies being a Valedictorian now niggas is just getting crazy with cuz probably graduted Highschool with like a 3.6 becuz in all honesty Any Nigga who cant leave any Highschool in America with a 3.0 should really not aim high in society becuz its very unlikely for you to come up unless you can rap or hit the lotto real talk or you work your wa up on that Mcdonalds chain and Plies graueted from a down south school he may of graduated from highschool with a 3.6 got into a good school or some shit but a Vale and Sale Dictorian Averages be like .5 higher than the Honors Class them 2 motherfuccas dont do nothing but work for school Im talking they dont go out dont get no job they do they work and extra credit

    If Plies was a ValeDictorian trust me dude would be on his way of owning a label filled with artist instead of being an artist

    the nigga on the phone was just trying his best to discredit plies when in all honesty he made himself look ignorant by implying that Being Smart isnt Real

  • yaboitone aka FIRST KID ON THE WAY!!!!

    ^ignorant.

  • Will

    ^Fag

  • art

    ya”ll gay as fuck.!

  • QUEENZ

    @ Nathaniel

    Great point my brother, great point

  • Nathaniel

    @DARKAQUA

    yep i agree with all that shit. and @So Icy Boi!

    nigga are you smokin’ rocks? the hood loves kanye. matter of fact, i know more hood niggas rockin to that 808’s and heartbreak than these so-called hip hop headed blog fuck niggas. niggas in the hood aren’t music snobs. they rock with shit they can feel realness and sincerity in.

    niggas act like “the hood” is full of factory produced people, like everybody is exactly the same. the only thing common is poverty and limited opportunity. maybe exposure, but there are geniuses and idiots. real niggas and pussies. true and fakes. just like anywhere else.

    fuck a plies. he’s a fake. and he answered the question like a fake.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/JPREZOFOKLAHOMACOM J.PREZ(2XXL)

    how has noone realized that the whole interview plies talked with etiquete, polite, well structured sentences, and then he gets the question from the caller, and all of a sudden its nigga this, nigga that as he slips into character…..im not one to judge, and u can speak however u want, but this nigga is on some other shit, but thats just my opinion

  • MiloD

    unh, you little niggaz ain’t deep you dumb,
    you niggaz ain’t gangsta you gum,
    I chew little niggaz hock-too,
    spew little niggaz,
    I can only view little niggaz like little niggaz
    -jay

  • So Icy Boi!

    @Nathaniel …You got old mutha fukaz and lame mutha fukaz and the hood dat listen to Kanye .. but that dont mean they brought his shit …. 72% of album sales are from who??? WHITE PEOPLE!!!…. like a said to DARKAQUA dumb ass who think that black people made Kanye sell 900k in one week .. you probably think dat nothin but black people brought 50 Cent album too ?

  • hendrixmcflyy

    plies is a con man….simple as that…con men still exist in 2010 ….hiphop is the new con game..im done

  • Tony Yayo

    all you are saying it’s okay to be smart and rap (which it is) but you have no idea how hard it is being white and wanting to rap. people tellin you to go back to stanford and your house with your 2 parents.

  • claude banks

    Damn the where my homiez instrumental! i ain’t heard that song in a long time…

  • The Noid

    I think I wanna fuck Angela Yee… who care’s how smart that nigga is. Rappers usually do well in school you can’t really be a rapper and not be able to think.

  • The Noid

    Never mind on the Yee thing she needs to drop a few pounds…

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  • Trelliematrix

    see what i dont like is that people think its wrong to be a dumb street nigga!!! i mean all i ever hear is niggas sayin ” oh you cant be dumb on these streets, you dont wanna get caught slippin on these streets, dont be stupid, etc” but now that plies is smart since when is that bad??? i thought niggas would get mad if u call them stupid or ignorant!!! so what if plies is smart, what if that nigga knew how to make bombs and you wanna go to war wit him wit an ak or whatever fuckin gun you got, who gon win? the smart nigga!! what if you in a war wit dis nigga and u dont know your left from your right and plies got his shit strategically mapped out, you aint gon stand a chance. what if you tryta sell this nigga some crack and he knows that its 36 o’s in a kilo and not 32??? how the fuck yall gon get mad at him for bein smart?? who wants to be dumb??? yea i understand he doesnt mention none of that stuff in his raps which ISNT good, BUT he’s not obligated to say that shit!!! if yu go to court and ur in a position which yu gotta testify on your nigga, are you gonna leave that part out of the testimony???? hell yea you are!!! even tho your SUPPOSE to tell on him and drop dimes on him. think about what yall say bout plies!! he, got plenty, money, woman, and hes smart!! is that a problem?

  • Raye

    Everyone that is saying he is a sell out, he’s too intelligent to nake the type of music that he does, or some relating bullshit needs to shut up. I’m an African American female currently in my third yr at NC State majoring in chemistry. People tell me that I sound like a white girl everyday but I love Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, and I’ll correct anyone that comes incorrect. Your voice and level of intelligence does not determine what you like to do and how hood you may be. It’s sad how people relate intelligence and hood credibility to the number of colloquial words that you use. All you judging ass motherfuckers can hold his dick because he still makes money regardless.

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