Algernod Lanier Washington, formerly known as Plies is a popular rapper who has risen to quick fame in the American music industry. Plies is majorly known as the founder of the popular recording company, Big Gates Records. Apart from this, he has grave interest in playing football and has been a strong player in his college team in the Miami University. However, the journey to fame and stardom has not been that easy for him. Keep reading further to know more about the early life, career, awards, nominations and net worth of Plies 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Plies was born on the 1st of July in the Fort Myers region of Florida in the United States. He had spent his childhood in the East Dunbar region where he was enrolled in the prestigious Fort Myers Senior High School to receive an education. During his schooling days, Plies had emerged as an active football player and was also a fabulous player in the team.
Plies had henceforth pursued higher education in the Miami University. There he had played actively between the years 1995 and 1997. However, after shifting to the famous University ofr Central Florida, Plies had dropped out from college.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Besides football, Plies had always excelled in rapping and was slowly building up a career in that as well. In the 1990s, Plies had successfully established Big Gates Records along with Ronnell Lawrence Lavatte, who is his stepbrother. Though not convinced in working together in the beginning, he had eventually launched “Tell Dem Krackers Dat” with him. Thereafter, the duo had toured a lot around the city to popularize about the same. It was then that he had signed up a contract with Slip-n-Slide Records.
In the year 2003, Plies and his former girlfriend were blessed with a beautiful son, henceforth which, he had signed up the contract with Slip-n-Slide in the following year 2004. Henceforth, he had launched a number of mixtapes under their record.
In the year 2007, Plies went on to launch his debut album known as “The Real Testament”. The fame of the album bagged him two popular hits as well, which are, “Hypnotized” and “Shawty”. Later after 2008, Plies had a few more hits to his credit, which were, “Definition of Real”, “da REAList”, “Goon Affiliated”, etc. The other award-winning performances of Plies are “Lose My Mind”, “I’m So Hood”, and many more.
Plies had however encountered several controversies. During the early years of his career, he was interrogated for possessing weapons illegally. Later, he was also accused of a attempting murder. In the year 2015, Plies had undergone injuries because of an on-stage attack during his performance. Two years later, Plies was again held under custody with the charges of drunken driving.
Plies has been graced with several awards over the years of his career. He was nominated for the BET awards thrice and had won the prestigious Grammy Awards in 2011. Besides, he had also won the Best Rap/ R & B Collaboration Award in the year 2007.
Net Worth & Earnings
Plies has always led a very controversial life in his entire life. He has faced several legal issues and has been held in custody many times. However, this had never interfered with his success and his present position. Although he has remained a graceful football player during his early days in school and University, yet he had soon established his career in rapping. Almost all of his net worth is the result of the same. He has also worked with several eminent stars namely, Trick Daddy, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Jamie Foxx and several others, which has eventually led to the approximate net worth of Plies to be $16 million.
From the very year 2010, Plies had been consistent with his album Purple Heart, under which he has been releasing several hit mixtapes. With his best songs and several controversies, Plies has always managed to remain in the limelight. However, with the recent list of success stories and fabulous hits, he is striving for more and is hoping to become the number one rapper very soon.