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Plies Is Into Minimalism

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Plies – “All Black

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from Da Realist (Atlantic, 2008)

I always hoped the after shock of “A Milli” madness would have more rappers over less sounds and this new Plies joint is a brave step in that direction, envisioning a future where every rap beat is just a single 808 kick on loop. “In all black,” indeed. Plies sounds a little bit different but indescribably so, maybe something like a Nelly / Juvenile half breed. His new album drops December 16th and is said to be his most politically charged to date, tackling such pressing issues as anti-sagging legislation.

What are your favorite extra sparse beats? Who should be freestyling over “All Black”? Do you still sometimes type “Piles” when you mean to type “Plies”? Speak on it!

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