Plies’ Goon Affiliated Gets A Boost From His Brother

'My whole purpose was to pick 18 classic songs,' Big Gates tells Mixtape Daily.

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Plies’ brother Ronell “Big Gates” Levatte returned home in April after a three-year prison stint, and we got a chance to meet him during BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta. Gates was a very humble cat, saying he heard nothing but great things about us and we definitely say the same.

One of Gates’ first duties was picking all the songs for his baby brother’s new Goon Affiliated album. With “Becky” already a juggernaut in the clubs, it’s safe to say he knows what he’s doing.

“Hey, man, P got a lot of songs,” Gates told us exclusively on the BET red carpet.

“He actually records a lot of songs he don’t put out,” Gates continued. “Going through that whole process of all them songs — just about all of them are hits anyway — it was a hard process. But I think I got it pretty much nailed to the T.”

Any favorites?

“All of them,” Gates added. “My whole purpose was to pick 18 classic songs. I wanted to like all 18 the same. I wanted to say, ‘This my favorite, this my favorite, this my favorite.’ So I think we got that.”

“We ain’t calling it a classic — we calling it an antique,” Plies chimed in. “It ain’t just me that’s saying it, the streets are saying it. We ain’t doing the classic, we did them the last three [albums], so it’s fortified: Goon Affiliated the antique.”

“We done stepped up,” Gates declared. “New terminology — antique instead of classic.”

Plies’ new single is “Medicine,” featuring Keri Hilson. Goon Affiliated has no official release date at press time.

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