Release Date: Jun 8, 2010
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Gangsta Rap, Southern Rap
Starting with the cover photograph, Goon Affiliated looks like a standard issue Plies release, one that falls right in line with his satisfying debut trilogy of albums. That scrappy trio of releases successfully argued that goon rap is all about staying the course and sneaking in the radio numbers, but the gritty rapper's fourth release is slightly off balance, made wobbly by a complete disregard for anything slick. “Go Live” is loud and proud to be a gangster, “Bruh Bruh” is the kind of silliness that's brightened the man's previous efforts, and the great “Look Like” with Young Jeezy and Fabolous suggests Plies should put more collaborative tracks on his releases.