Out of nowhere, Plies went from being written off as a one hit wonder to preparing to release his fourth album. When it comes to music, Plies wastes no time. He had been struggling to secure a record deal for years. But, when he finally got one, he recorded more music than he could fit onto one album. Even though he had all of this extra music, he never stopped recording new tracks.
The 2008 follow-up to his debut album, The Real Testament, featured some songs recorded while he was recording his debut and some tracks from after the album. Because of the frequent releases, the content of his albums stayed relevant to the times. After such a successful release of his sophomore album, Plies decided to release two albums in 2008. The success of the second album moved right into 2009.
Plies had hoped to release his fourth album, Goon Affiliated, before the end of 2009. But, the air play coming from his previous effort held the album up. Then, when he was finally ready to release the album, the material was no longer relevant. Aside from the music released as singles, the album was not relevant to fall/winter of 2009. He had the album pushed back until 2010 in order to record more tracks.
Initially, the album was supposed to be released in October, but that date passed. Earlier this month, Plies officially released “Medicine” featuring Keri Hilson as his first single. The song has performed fairly well in the time since its release. What Plies is hoping is that the song builds up enough buzz to hold fans over until the release of Goon Affiliated. He had enough music to release the album last year, but the failure of “Becky” on the charts slowed the release.
Plies is currently set to release Goon Affiliated on March 23, 2010 on Big Gates, Slip-N-Slide, and Atlantic Records.