Ft. Myers, Fla. rapper Plies is prepping the release of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," set for a June 24 release via Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Records. The set arrives less than a year after his debut, "The Real Testament," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The album's first official single, "Bust It Baby, Pt. 2," featuring Ne-Yo, is currently No. 96 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while the promotional track, "Bust It Baby, Pt. 2," sits at No. 69 on the same tally.

Although details are scant, Plies will embark on the "Plies/Don Diva Prison" Tour in coming months.

In related news, Big Gates Records - the label co-owned by Plies and brother Big Gates - recently signed its first artist. An official announcement will be made in approaching weeks.

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