Southern rapper Plies has come forward to express his interest and hope to record a collaboration with Scottish record-smashing singer Susan Boyle.
Currently prepping next week’s Goon Affiliated album release, Plies explained what has drawn him to the 49-year-old song bird.
The Goon was not joking when he told UsMagazine.com that he wants to record a track with the “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up. “I always bring this up to people and they think I’m just teasin’‚ but Susan Boyle is probably at the top of my list,” he revealed. Plies, a fan of the Scottish sensation, sees the pairing as a strategic move. “A lot of people look at that as a far-fetched feature or collaboration. From a business standpoint, I watched what she was able to do and create through her own story and it always interested me.” (Rap-Up)
Rap veteran Snoop Dogg recently said he was impressed with Boyle’s record-shattering I Dreamed a Dream debut year.
“I told Susan Boyle, ‘When you put your record out,’ when she sells a few records, come holler at me,” Snoop told television host Chelsea Lately. “We can do a song together. Yeah [I’m a fan] because she was close to getting my record. You know I hold the record in the Guiness Book, I’m the only rapper to come out and debut number one and she was trying to get close to my record so I had to make sure she didn’t. Yeah, I like her because she didn’t get my record. If you set the studio session up, I’ll do that.” (“Chelsea Lately”)
Snoop recently spoke on her success in the recording industry.
“That state of the industry, there’s so many different artists, so you have a lot to choose from,” Snoop explained in an interview. “When I came, there wasn’t nobody coming like me. The way she did her thing, ain’t nobody doing it like her. You gotta be different and diversify who you are and at the right time. Timing has to be impeccable, sometimes you don’t have no control over that. I look at a lot of great artists, some of ‘em didn’t have a great first album but they doing good right now.” (Rap Radar)
Last December, 50 Cent expressed his interest in recording with Boyle.
“Susan Boyle is hot right now.” Fif told the Mirror. “I got to get her on a track, for real. We’d make a hit. Everyone is talking about her, the lady from ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ I’m always looking to do something new and she’s cool, so I’ll ask somebody to let her know. I’d love to take her clubbing, show her around my world. She’d have a great time.” (Angry Ape)
After selling 701,000 copies her first week in the United States last November, Boyle’s debut has gone on to sell over 9 million records worldwide.
Check out 50 Cent speaking on Susan Boyle down below: