Finally Famous : 10 Rappers With Pasts They Wish We Would Forget About

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Photo: Atlantic Records Plies The Prized Pupil Claim To Fame… Hit the scene in the mid 2000s as ...

Photo: Atlantic Records

Plies The Prized Pupil

Claim To Fame…

Hit the scene in the mid 2000s as one of the hardest acts out of Gunshine state since Trick Daddy and has since new-age Luther Campbelled his way up the charts. Resume solid, street cred bigger. A goon's goon. Goon of the Year, four years straight.

Shhhh….

In 2008, HipHopDX ran an exclusive story detailing Plies' criminal past. Or lack thereof. According to their findings, the ultimate goon's first run in with the law was in 2006 after he was already a gold-certified artist. Their reports also unveiled that the “goon affiliated ex-drug dealer” was actually a well-rounded student who attended University of Central Florida and Miami University before dropping out.

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  • Qwerty

    That was just the way ppl dressed back in those days. Fashion changes like the weather. I'd doubt if he regrets this. In a year or two you'll regret that ridiculous hair doo!!

  • Nees

    Drake never tried to hide the fact he was on Degr*****i

  • iHeartMarijuana

    Those cats like Mobb Deep, Pac, Ice-T, etc... that's not really embarr*****ing or shameful.  They were young and it was the 80's.  That's just how things were.  Drake, Nicki and ESPECIALLY Rick Ross are the ones who should be super embarr*****ed.  It's obvious why.  Plies doesn't need to be hiding his past though - he was in school and he dropped out.  He doesn't have a criminal record.  NONE of that tells me he isn't a thug or doesn't go hard.  Most good criminals don't get caught and have a little education.

    • IllyPhilly

       SO True!

    • jbrook

      Drake has NOTHING to be ashamed about.  He was an actor with a great following.  So many people I know and knew watched Degr*****i High! Most rappers are trying to be actors and he has that already accomplished!

  • http://twitter.com/zecarloscosta José Carlos Costa

    The whole street cred ish is ridiculous, one who was used to be a drug dealer deserves more respect than the well behaved school boy...

    • SUGAR

       I don't think the writer meant that drug dealers deserve more respect however at least be about what you rap about.  Rick Ross' situation and Plies situation is ridiculous. They can still use their talents but don't portray something you are not.

  • http://twitter.com/Golden_Boy187 Jonathan

    Tupac is a homo thug. 

    • Laws da Mercy

      2Pac is dead... So that negativity is unnecessary
      R.I.P PAC
      Wonder if your haters will still be relevant 15-20 years after their death.

    • just sayin

      I am glad someone else said it. I have always said he was gay. Anyone who doesn't think so after watching Tupac's Resurrection is just crazy. What he is a very good actor. He can act like whatever you want him to be. So basically he was just acting like a gansta. He did a very good job. Bravo.   

  • Sportshy

    rick ross fat a$$ is the biggest loser on the list....how u gon steal another dudes IDENTITY and profess it was really u? Smfh...these new age artist are so cornball

  • Simmie

    The question here is what is the point of this article? To say that most of these people had average lives prior to their music careers is nothing new. Further, having had some education, had a real job, or as in Drake's case, made more money acting  before the age of 18 than most people do by 30, is a good thing, not something to be ashamed of!

  • Unico

    Fail list is fail
    Entertainers having 'average lives' prior to their fame is nothing new.

  • IllyPhilly

     Ice T joining army, not gangsta? Plies going to college, not gangsta. Oh
    but a fat a$$ who CB4'd his name and life from a REAL gangsta as well
    as lied about being on the Jake's side, gangsta. Gotcha! 

  • http://ghanaweekly.net Derick

    Game's 1 is funny as hell tho

  • Lil Dwayne

    Nicki got a fat cat in her pants

    • Curtains

      Nicki has a d!ck in her pants

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    I remember when I heard Wheelchair Jimmy was gonna be a rapper I laughed and said boy sit your a$$ down! Never knew he'd be so talented. . .

  • Curtains

    Rick Ross stole someones name, was a P.O., and lied about it. He's fat and fake. Plies went to two universities and still raps like he never finished middle school. Dude is FAKE FAKE!

  • ☮ moreno ☮

    im not the same person i was 5 years ago. 

    • Takeedra2012

      *****ody should remain the same! Growing and evolving is apart of life!

  • Femiajayi2

    Niki is from Trinidad not Jamaica....SMDH!!!!

    • sigh

      I believe the editor meant Jamaica, Queens....not Jamaica the country.lol

  • Specialk

    You should change the nicki minaj article to her used to being a dike

  • JACKIE

    "HERE TODAY IN JAIL THE NEXT...change is good but come if you don't get a "RAP SHEET" YO RAP IS WACK....

  • haterforlife

    guess you ain't read P's autobiography, when he wasn't studying dance he was sticking *****s up!!! he shoulda killed Jay-Z when he had the chance...

    • http://twitter.com/jqwest1814 reginarenee

      JZ can't talk about nothin he comes from Hawaiian camel sophie! this nikka! bungee jumping all over the video in a hawaiian shirt ! smh

  • *****WithALong*****

    i hate blacks 

    • you

       Thanks we have killed enough of our own The KKK  is now unemployed .Go back to hating yourself.

  • *****WithALong*****

    you are all monkeys

  • Levi Ioffe

    It sucks that they never broke the law, or that they went to college. I mean, what kind of people are?

  • TrellieMatrix

    you already KNEW plies was gonna be on here

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