Ghetto Supastar

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For the Joi song, see Ghetto Superstar (Joi song). For the Pras song, see Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are).
Ghetto Supastar
Studio album by Pras
Released October 6, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, R&B
Length 73:57
Label Ruffhouse Records
Producer Pras Michel (exec.), Wyclef Jean (also exec.)
Pras chronology
Ghetto Superstar
(1998)
Win Lose or Draw
(2005)
Singles from Ghetto Supastar
  1. "Avenues"
    Released: 29 September 1997
  2. "Ghetto Supastar"
    Released: 6 June 1998
  3. "Blue Angels"
    Released: 28 September 1998
  4. "What'cha Wanna Do"
    Released: 28 September 1998
  5. "Another One Bites the Dust"
    Released: 1 November 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B-[3]
Robert Christgau (dud)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
Vibe (positive)[6]

Ghetto Supastar is the debut solo studio album by former Fugees member and American rapper Pras. The album was released on October 6, 1998, a week after the release of the third single, Blue Angels.

Background[edit]

The album was released by Ruffhouse Records. The album debuted at number fifty-five on the official US Billboard 200 album chart, and number thirty-five on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album, which included the title track, features a rap by Ol' Dirty Bastard and additional vocals by R&B singer Mýa, became a worldwide hit, and Pras' biggest hit to date as a solo artist, reaching number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, and reaching number one in eight countries, as well as reaching the top five in five countries as well, including the United Kingdom. The title track received a nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 41st Grammy Awards. Originally, What'cha Wanna Do was due to be released as the album's third single on September 28, 1998. However, at the last minute, the released was replaced with Blue Angels. Some copies of the single were made available accidentally.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hallelujah" - 1.30
  2. "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mýa) - 4.21
  3. "Phone Interlude" - 2.33
  4. "What'cha Wanna Do" (featuring The Product & Free) - 4.11
  5. "Blue Angels" (featuring The Product) - 4.13
  6. "Can't Stop The Shining" (featuring Canibus & Free) - 4.15
  7. "Get Your Groove On" (featuring The Product & Most Wanted) - 4.26
  8. "Frowsey" - 3.18
  9. "Dirty Cash" - 1.35
  10. "For The Love Of This" - 4.07
  11. "Wha' What Wha' What" (featuring Most Wanted) - 3.56
  12. "Second Phone Interlude" (featuring Left Eye) - 2.10
  13. "Lowriders" (featuring The Product & Most Wanted) - 4.12
  14. "Yeah 'Eh Yeah 'Eh" (featuring Mack 10 & Reptile) - 3.49
  15. "Murder Dem" - 4.22
  16. "Third Phone Interlude" - 3.52
  17. "Amazing Grace" - 5.03
  18. "Final Interlude" - 3.29
  • UK Bonus Tracks
19. "Avenues" (Refugee Camp All-Stars featuring Pras)
20. "Another One Bites The Dust" (Queen & Wyclef Jean featuring Pras & Free)
  • US Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
  1. "What's Clef" (Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Camp All-Stars & Pras)
  2. "Another One Bites The Dust" (Queen & Wyclef Jean featuring Pras & Free)
  3. "The Right One"
  4. "Here We Go"

Production credits[edit]

  • Salaam Remi: Producer
  • Warren Riker: Engineer, Mixing
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard: Performer
  • Mack 10: Performer
  • Wyclef Jean: Guitar, Producer, Executive Producer
  • Mýa: Performer
  • Chris Theis Engineer, Mixing
  • Davis Factor Photography
  • Canibus: Performer
  • Pras: Producer, Executive Producer, Main Performer
  • Lisa Michelle Stylist
  • Jayson Dyer: Assistant Engineer
  • Dawn Fitch: Digital Imaging
  • Veronica Fletcher: Hair Stylist
  • A Kid Called Roots: Producer
  • Nancie Stern: Sample Clearance
  • Mario DeArce: Engineer
  • Free: Performer
  • Che: Producer
  • Will Quinnell: Mastering
  • Rev. Richard White: Graphic Assistant
  • Phil Blackman: Engineer
  • Brain: Art Direction
  • Lenny Kravitz: Guitar

Samples[edit]

Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)

Murder Dem

What'cha Wanna Do

Blue Angels

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 55
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 35

References[edit]