Plies decided to release as many albums as he has been doing. He also stated in an interview before Definition of Real that everyone of his albums would incorporate the word "real". Matter of fact he was planning on doing "Da REAList" for December within a month of the release of Definition of Real
Atlantic Records had nothing to do with it. Ive never seen a label work to push artists to release albums in short spans. You have to remember that most record contract fulfillments are based off of the number of albums you do.
So yes, it is Plies that decides how quickly he wants to pump out albums.
most artist usually sign 5 album deals,so if plies is able to drop 5 albums while he is still a relevant artist when its time for that new deal he will get more money
i'm not a plies fan but he does have a few tracks that i like.living in florida i understand his appeal,he speaks to and for a certain audience.everybody down here know plies was never a thug,which is why he been slowly switching his music up from all that street sh*t,n*ggas know what time it is with him but he makes music they like so he gets that love.