Pras - Grammy Award-Winning Rapper
Prakazrel Samuel Michel, known as Pras, (born October 19, 1972) is a Grammy
Award-winning American rapper, actor, producer, and member of the hip hop
trio The Fugees, considered one of the most influential groups of the 1990s for
their album The Score.
Born in Haiti and raised in Brooklyn, New York and South Orange, New Jersey,
Pras cultivated an early interest in music. When he was fifteen, Pras met
12-year-old Lauryn Hill, a talented singer whose star potential Pras recognized
In 1988, Pras introduced Lauryn to his "cousin", Wyclef Jean, and subsequently
formed a musical group called the Tranzlator Crew. The group soon changed
its name to The Fugees, as a tribute to the many Haitian refugees desperately
crossing the ocean to the United States.
DJ Whoo Kid and Mob Deeb
Pras has also forged a successful solo career,
beginning with an international hit single from his
first full-length solo LP, "Ghetto Superstar (That Is
What You Are)", featuring Mýa and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
"Ghetto Superstar" became a top ten single in 1999,
and the #8 most played single; it was received with
critical acclaim and earned Pras a performance at
the World Music Awards.
The hit single was included in the soundtrack for the
Warren Beatty-starring film, "Bulworth". "Ghetto
Superstar" spent eight weeks in the UK Top 5,
peaking at number 2 in July of 1998, and reached US
#15 a month later. "Blue Angels", from the same
album, was acknowledged as a UK Top 10 hit,
reaching #6 in November of the same year.
March 2008, Pras will release an album under the
Image Entertainment / Experience label, titled
"Experience Magic". The first single and video from
the album is "Pop Life"
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The Mixtape King
Pras promoting the Hip Hop Project in 2007
Pras' portrait when was with the Fugees