Pras Goes Beyond Flash And Cash For "Ghetto Supastar"

Following the release of Wyclef Jean's "Carnival" and Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," the Fugees' Pras became the last member of the group to issue a solo album when his "Ghetto Supastar" arrived in stores this week.

As one might expect, "Supastar" is loaded with guests, including Wyclef and Lenny Kravitz on guitar, along with rappers Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mack 10 and Canibus.

In a recent interview with MTV News, Pras talked about his solo debut and said that despite the title, the music is not all about flash, cash and jewelry.

"So many peoples was talking about their watches and their rings," Pras said, "so it was great, but it just didn't make sense for me to come and talk about that, 'cause everyone else was doin' it. Plus, that's not really my style, you know what I mean. I just felt like going somewhere else."

"My record

is more broad," Pras continued, "it's not deep like in the sense where you're gonna change your religious beliefs or anything like that, but it's just more broad, you know what I mean. It's not [focused] on one particular subject matter." [28.8 RealVideo]

Next up for Pras is a book called "Ghetto Supastar," which will be comprised of stories based on songs from the album.