Algernod Lanier Washington (born July 1, 1976), better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper and founder of Big Gates Records. After
ping out of college, he founded Big Gates Records 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.