Definition of Real

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This article is about the 2008 Piles album. For the definition of real, see wikt:en:real. For the topic of "real", see reality.
Definition of Real
Studio album by Plies
Released June 10, 2008 (2008-06-10)
Recorded 2007-08
Genre Southern Hip hop, Gangsta rap, Dirty rap
Length 58:49
Label Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic
Producer Drumma Boy, Midnight Black, J. R. Rotem, DJ Nasty & LVM, Kane Beatz, DJ Frank E
Plies chronology
The Real Testament
Definition of Real
Da REAList
Singles from Definition of Real
  1. "Bust It Baby Pt. 2"
    Released: February 23, 2008
  2. "Please Excuse My Hands"
    Released: July 13, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
IGN (8/10)[3]
The New York Times (positive)[4]
RapReviews (7/10)[5]
Robert Christgau D+[6] 3/5 stars[7]

Definition of Real is the second studio album by rapper Plies. It was released on June 10, 2008. Guest appearances include Ne-Yo, J. Holiday, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx and The-Dream. The album was well received by music critics upon its release.


Definition of Real debuted on the Billboard 200 at number two selling 214,902 copies in the first week of release, making it his second #2 album and highest first week sales, beating his debut album The Real Testament, which sold 96,000 in its first week. It was released on the same day as Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III. It was the second best-selling hip hop album at the time in 2008 until it was beat by first week sales of The Game's album LAX, Young Jeezy's album The Recession and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III. It was the fifth fast-selling hip hop album of 2008, until T.I.'s sixth studio album Paper Trail became the second in 2008, putting the album the sixth fastest selling hip hop album of 2008. In celebration of the album he renamed the date Goon 10th, instead of June 10[8] As of October 2008, the album has sold approximately 524,000 copies in the United States.[9] It has become the rapper's second album to go gold and is his most successful sales of album to date.


The first single is "Bust It Baby (Part. 2)" featuring Ne-Yo. It is currently his biggest hit single to date, peaking at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single is "Please Excuse My Hands" featuring Jamie Foxx, and The-Dream.

There is also a music video for the song "Who Hotter Than Me", released June 10, 2008.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) & Write r(s) Length
1. "I'm Da Man" (featuring Trey Songz) Drumma Boy 3:49
2. "Ol' Lady"   BC of Necronam, Nightrydas 3:35
3. "Bushes"   Midnight Black 4:12
4. "Worth Goin' Fed Fo"   Bryan Tyson 3:59
5. "Dat Bitch"   DVS 3:33
6. "Somebody (Loves You)"   Rodnae 4:38
7. "Feel Like Fuckin'"   Bryan Tyson 4:15
8. "Watch Dis"   Drumma Boy, Dwight Watson, Howard Coney, Ben Franklin 3:29
9. "Who Hotter Than Me?"   Midnight Black 3:29
10. "1 Day"   Bryan Tyson 3:51
11. "Bust It Baby (Part 2)" (featuring Ne-Yo) J. R. Rotem 4:01
12. "Shit Bag"   Bryan Tyson 3:34
13. "Please Excuse My Hands" (featuring The-Dream & Jamie Foxx) DJ Frank E, Oligee 4:24
14. "Rich Folk"   Pentagon Productions 4:03
15. "#1 Fan" (featuring Keyshia Cole & J. Holiday) DJ Nasty & LVM 3:57

See also[edit]

2008 in hip hop

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2