He often wears a pendant with a man in a ski mask that says "goon" attatched to a chain around his neck in his videos.
The music video for his song Please Excuse My Hands premeired on BET on July 23, 2008.
In 2008, he held a contest as a part of his Somebody Loves You Scholarship Fund to give college scholarships to disadvantaged students.
His album Definition Of Real sold 215,000 copies in its first week of release.
His song Bust It Baby Part 2 features a sample of the 1990 Janet Jackson it song Come Back To Me.
After it's hardship, Plies nicknamed his hometown of Fort Myers "239 aka Pakistan".
He set up a non-profit organization with his brother, Big Gates, called Plies and Big Gates Power Of Visions Foundation, which aims to promote an improved comunity.
On June 10, 2008, he released his sophmore album called Definition Of Real.
In early 2007, he made an unreleased track called "Bid Long" for those who are locked up in prison.
He offered free autographed posters and personal phone calls to those who pre-ordered his debut album, The Real Testament.
He was originally featured in the song I Wanna Love You by Akon. However, he was replaced by rapper Snoop Dogg.
His first single, "Shawty", samples on Earth, Wind, and Fire's "Fantasy".
Plies: (About how he writes his songs) Out of personal experiences. I'm not a dude that goes into the studio four times a week. I got to have just experienced something. I haven't been to the studio for probably the last month and a half. It's like a block that I go through sometimes. If I've experienced a situation then I don't run to the studio until I get it under my belt.
Plies: I like to win in life, but to me, every dude who's in the prison system has lost. To me, that's not impressive
Plies: I never try to be defined by how many records I sell. I think it's more important for my mark to be made on what I stand for.
Plies: I'm not tryin' to impress anyone on how hard my struggle was, or how messed up the conditions were where I came from. I feel like most of the people in my situation come from the same type of background, the same type of environment.
Plies: (When asked if his career would be different if his version of "I Wanna Love You" was released) Nah, no not really. I'm not a person that really looks back, so. I feel personally, everything in my life, in my opinion, it happen for a reason. So I never really looked at that situation as bein a negative or a minus because I felt like anytime you got 2 individuals that I got the utmost respect for, that Snoop Dogg and that Akon.. to see the record work so well for them, I don't feel bad in my heart by no means, so that's the situation. I learned from it and came back and had my own #1 record in the country with Shawty so I was cool.
Plies: I think it's important for me to continue to be humble about anything that happens in my life, whether it's good or bad. I think any time that you allow yourself to feel invincible, not only in this game but in life in general, I think you're headin' down a dead-end road, and for me, I've been through enough in my life to kinda understand the dos and the don'ts. As a whole I just always try to pride myself on remainin' humble, not only as an artist, but as an individual.