Two years ago (June 5, 2007 to be exact), Slip-N-Slide Records released “Shawty,” the single from Florida rapper Plies that would go on the be a “Jam of the Week” on MTV, blasted all over the clubs and the radio, and basically in your ear all summer long. Plies is still recording (he’s currently working on a fourth studio album set to be released tentatively in the fall of ’09), but it’s always seemed to me that homeboy dropped what little skills he had on his first single, and everything else has been pretty wack. How many times can he spit “goon” and “bust it baby” in a song before people start to realize that his flow is staler than a pack of saltines stuck behind the couch since back in 2007 when “Shawty” first came out? Seriously, look at this dude:
Plies? More like PILES (of shit).
But still I must ask: Despite Plies’ quick decline due to lack of any discernible skills apart from being on the same label as Rick Ross at the right time, do you remember how hot “Shawty” was? I’m talking John Blaze ish. Well, it still is. I mean, you’ve got T-Pain talking about ringtones, singing the “Shawty” chorus really for the first time before he started using it in every song, Rick Ross kicking it, tossing girls in the pool… just summertime fun all around.
It’s ok. Go ahead and enjoy this.
Plies – Shawty (ft. T-Pain):