Rapper + Musician + Singer
Born Jul 1, 1976

Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper and founder of Big Gates Records. Born in Fort Myers, Florida, Washington was a wide receiver on the football team of Miami University in Ohio in 1996 and 1997 before he became a rapper. After dropping out of college, he founded Big Gates with his stepbrother. Signed to Slip-n-Slide Records, from 2007 to 2008 he released three albums. Plies debuted in 2007 with The Real Testament with successful singles "Shawty" and "Hypnotized". Plies also released two albums in 2008, Definition of Real and Da REAList, and later released Goon Affiliated in 2010.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on July 1, 1976.


1995 19 Years Old He attended Miami University and under the name Nod Washington was wide receiver on its football team from 1995 to 1997, then transferred to the University of Central Florida and dropped out. … Read More


1996 20 Years Old In 1996, his sophomore year, Washington had 25 receptions for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns. … Read More
2003 27 Years Old Plies's girlfriend Brandy Lacole Lyons gave birth to a son, Nijier Lanier Washington, at the University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida on October 20, 2003.
2004 28 Years Old After signing to Slip-n-Slide in 2004, Plies released several mixtapes. … Read More


2007 - 2009 5 More Events
2010 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 3, 2010 Plies released a mixtape titled You Need People Like Me which had a song titled "Boosie" dedicated to the incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie. … Read More
In 2011 Plies released two mixtapes titled I Fuck With The DJ & Aristotle.
2012 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 24, 2012 Plies released the promotional mixtape On Trial which included the second promotional single from his album Purple Heart titled "With You".
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 16, 2013 Plies released the promotional single from Purple Heart titled "F**king or What", on August 22, 2013 he released the official music video for the single.
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 17, 2014 Plies released his mixtape enitled Da Last Real Nigga Left.
On February 11, 2015 Plies would release the first single off of his upcoming fifth album Purple Heart titled "Find You" the single would feature appearances from K Camp & Lil Wayne.
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