Plies' Definition Of Real Debuts At #2, Making Up For Past Disappointments

Rapper admits he was 'crushed' by Real Testament's first-week sales last year.

Jay-Z Agrees That Kanye West Is One Of The 'Hottest MCs'; Nas Says Barack Obama Can Put U.S. On The 'High Road': Mixtape Monday

Plus: Shawty Lo to take his rivalry with T.I. to Birthday Bash stage; Plies thrilled with Janet Jackson remix.

Plies Talks About Being Cut From Usher's 'Love In This Club' Remix, His Admiration For Ne-Yo

Rapper's new record, Definition of Real, includes collaborations with Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx and The-Dream.

'Hottest MCs In The Game': Check Out The MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust's Top 10s!

Some of the lists have changed since the debate (and a lot have more than 10) — but hey, that's hip-hop!

Plies' Tour Manager Busted With 80 Pounds of Cocaine

David Lee Gay Jr. facing felony possession charges.

UGK Thump Plies To Top Billboard Albums Chart

Jonas Brothers' self-titled album also debuts in top 5.

UGK's Kingz Quest; Plus Plies, Public Enemy, Okkervil River And More, In New Releases

Also due Tuesday: Constantine Maroulis, Receiving End of Sirens, Drowning Pool, Jonas Brothers, Kat DeLuna, Yakuza.

Akon Might Have Made Plies' Song Into A Hit — Without Him — But There's No Beef

'I Wanna Love You' originally featured Plies instead of Snoop, but 'Shawty' rapper still worked with 'Kon on next single.