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Pras Michel, Actor: Mystery Men. Todd (VO): Why do people wanna be Scarface? Ghetto stories lil boosie and webbie. Todd: Now that I think about it, is this really a solo track from Pras? He had a minor role in Mystery Men, [trailer for Turn It Up] but he had his first starring role in Ghetto Superstar: The Movie, which I assume was gonna be based on the plot of the song before they realized that was already the plot of a [poster for Bulworth] much better movie. Todd (VO): Pras is not bad on this track by any means, but compare ODB's rhymes to his... Todd: "Peak like Dante"? Movies. Pras performs in the music video "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" from the album "Ol' Dirty Bastard" and the original motion picture soundtrack for the … Ghetto Records Production Studio. Todd (VO): He was always, like, this raving, crazy homeless person who would start singing random songs for no reason, but you couldn't stop listening to him. Yeah, I honestly like the beat to this one a lot, but with the guitar sound and everything, it's clearly an attempt to repeat "Ghetto Supastar", including the too-obvious sample. Ghetto supper star. Movie. But Pras was doomed to public opinion as the Ringo of the Fugees—a guy with very little relevance to the group and none at all outside it. No. Movie & Music Store. Ghetto Stories Vines. Just For Fun. Ghetto Stories Movie. Yeah, even more than [clip of...] "Hips Don't Lie". Todd (VO): He also released another single that didn't go anywhere either, "What'cha Wanna Do". Pras: Roxanne '97 (Puff Daddy Remix), Fugees Feat. Todd: As much as I wish it wasn't, "One-Hit Wonder" is a very loosely defined term. I think that the songs on the album Ghetto Supastar, matched that single. Hell yes. He let his music career go to the wayside so that he could focus on acting. Ghetto Stories Part 1 & 2. Local Business. The video bases its plot from the movie Bulworth, which is a prominent white politician acting like an African American. Restaurant. Pras Michel was born on October 19, 1972 as Prakazrel Samuel Michel. Todd: That's actually a huge spoiler, Dirty. She is on some next-level shit compared to the two guys. Charity Organization. Like I said, the Fugees love their cheesy pop hits, and "Ghetto Supastar" features their [clip of performance of...] cheesiest ever—Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers's 1983 country pop duet, "Islands in the Stream". Todd: Or should I say, these two rappers... Todd (VO): ...because to most people, the Fugees were Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill, and somewhere off to the side... Todd: Unlike the other Fugees, Pras's solo career was defined by just one song, "Ghetto Supastar". Todd (VO): Or at least it would be a spoiler if anyone could ever make sense of what ODB was ever saying. Pras featuring Mya & Ol' Dirty Bastard - Ghetto Superstar Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) features Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Oliver Platt, and Joshua Malina. Ghetto Superstar (feat. Todd (VO): He's also produced a number of political documentaries and seems more involved in politics right now. PRAS ft. Mya & Ol' Dirty Bastard - GHETTO SUPASTAR (THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE)A one-hit wonder retrospective. Ghetto suprême la suprématie dans le micro. [Pause] And when are we gonna get another Fugees album, goddammit? Todd: And it's not surprising if you listen to anything he ever recorded. Geez. But if you remember what late 90s rap was about—[pictures of...] Ma$e, Puff Daddy, Master P—could we have used a couple more Pras songs? Todd (VO): One of my favorite things about the song is the contrast between the hard, edgy rock beat, and the upbeat, simple melody sung with extreme sweetness by Mya. ... Ghetto Superstar Cycle Center. Todd (VO): Worse than, like... worse than, like, Tommy Wi... no, just worse than everything. In the 90s, that act was the Fugees. And as for Pras solo, well, he never became a ghetto superstar like he wanted. Todd: Is that even fair? The track interpolates Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's 1983 single "Islands in the Stream" and was produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry 'Wonda" Duplessis for Pras' debut solo studio album, Ghetto Supastar. Movie. Food & Beverage. Ghetto Restoration Custom Furnishings & Decor. Community. "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" is a song by American rapper Pras, featuring rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard and R&B singer Mýa. [Clip of "Election Time" by...] Wyclef basically disappeared into his own pretensions and political dilettantism and...whatever this is. Well, it's clear that Pras was not the star of the show. Todd (VO): But Pras couldn't keep it up. Directed by Robert Adetuyi. Ghetto supremacy. ... Ghetto superstar entertainment. Product/Service. I mean [MTV News article: "ODB Charged With Terrorist Threats In Nightclub Incident"] he literally lost his mind. It's basically yet another hip-hop movie about a tough-but-good-hearted street kid who's trying to go straight and make it big with his music, but keeps getting entangled in his hood past. "Ghetto Superstar" became a top ten single in 1999, and the eighth most played single; it was received with critical acclaim and earned Pras a performance at the World Music Awards. I mean, he was on those songs too, and he... Todd (VO): ...had his own hit? It was about a suicidally depressed senator who decided he was just gonna start telling the truth, and of course, people can't handle the truth, mass hysteria, riots in the streets, you get it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErAAeqChc7w, Top 6 Worst Songs of 2010 (I Didn't Already Cover), Top 5 Awful Moments From U2's "Rattle and Hum", We Are Young and Somebody That I Used to Know, Todd and Rap Critic Talk About "Accidental Racist", This Is What You Came For vs. Cheap Thrills, https://thatguywiththeglasses.fandom.com/wiki/Ghetto_Supastar?oldid=131415. He just didn't have that star quality like the other two, and I really don't recommend the Ghetto Supastar album. Food Truck. "Ghetto Supastar" the single was and still is a popular single. As it turned out... Todd: ..."Ghetto Supastar" was his peak. The hit single was included in the soundtrack for the film Bulworth. Todd: But it's basically unrecognizable here. Todd (VO): We had so much money to spend on rap videos back then. People fervently believed, and at least for a little while, they were correct—[page from Spin: The Year in Music from January 1997, article by Charles Aaron: "The Fugees not only showed hip-hop the way in 1996, but they may have shown pop music its future as well"] that the future of hip-hop would be dictated by these three rappers. Why wasn't that enough? Todd (VO): I say this as a huge Dolly Parton fan, this is one of the lamest songs in history. Musician/Band. I get the feeling he didn't really wanna be solo at all because, and I can't emphasize enough, if you were trying to make your own name and you were trying not to be overshadowed... Todd: ...you would not be working with Ol' Dirty Bastard. I think that the songs on the album Ghetto Supastar, matched that single. Todd (VO): Lauryn is now literally insane and hasn't made an album in fifteen years. Well, Allmusic.com has a theory. Ghetto Sushi Bar. Ghetto Superstar Cycle Center. Todd (VO): He's still working with a beautiful female singer and a more interesting rapper. Top 10 Best Black / Crime /Hood/Ghetto Movies by Liakot. Motorcycle Dealership. Todd (VO): Yes, rather than record that second album, he basically dropped music altogether and instead went to film. We're Entertaining, Italian-Style, with Actress Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos! Todd (VO): Okay, there was this [trailer for...] Warren Beatty movie that came out that year called Bulworth. 1998Ruffhouse/ Columbia release. Pras Michel was born on October 19, 1972 as Prakazrel Samuel Michel. The album was released on October 27, 1998, through Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Todd: The worst... actor.. who ever lived. Todd (VO): But they never recorded a second song. Todd: Is Pras any good on it? Double slimline jewelcase. Some would say yeah, they still are; some might say no, they don't count. 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