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This is no musical album, it (constructing pleasant melody) obviously isn't Pras' forte. Or that of his producers. Methodic and uninspirational bass lines and heavy, droning beats pump mercilessly throughout the complete duration of every single track, as Pras wittles on using awfully constructed lyrics on the most incomprehensible subjects (what does "Frowsey" mean anyway?). This album has no theme, no message, and no suject. Each and every song is immensely forgetable. Although 'Blue Angels' is one of the two slightly pleasant songs ('Another One Bites the Dust' is the other, where Freddie Mercury and WyClef take firm hold of the mic leaving Pras to mumble about something in the background).
He's has made a conscious effort to stay in the mainstream, whilst retaining some 'Gangster' credability, so much so that this album is riddled with abbreviated expletives that serve no purpose, other than grate on the nerves. If you can't say it (and I hate it when they do), leave it out.
Pras has always been the least talented of the Fugees, and this album confirms it. I must agree with Pras' blurb in the album sleeve, in that I eagerly await the day they reunite for a comeback album. At least then he'll be relegated to the background, letting the real talent can shine.
The only thing that the album bombs on are the interludes. The unnecessary gospel intro's and outro's, in addition to the pointless answering machine messages from celebs, stop the album from being a classic like "The Score" or "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill".
The advantages of this album however are the great music. Guests like Canibus, Free, Product G&B, O.D.B., Mya, Mack-10, and Mostwanted show up on many of the best songs. On "Can't Stop The Shining", Pras, Free, and Canibus all deliver tight verses over a guitar beat of Lenny Kravitz. "Blue Angels", one of the songs that rivals the title track, is made with a beautifully sung chorus by Product G&B, and tight rhymes by Pras. Unlike Wyclef's debut, Pras' actual album doesn't feature Clef or Lauryn Hill, but manages to include Wyclef on the Refugee Sampler that comes with the album. Another favorite of mine is "Yeah 'Eh Yeah 'Eh" featuring Mack-10 and Reptile(who's flow resembles a young Method Man), in which all three lyricists flow over a sort've western, saloon piano beat. The really dramatic songs are "Murder Dem" and "For The Love Of This", both succeed(the chorus of Murder Dem is the only letdown of that song).
In the end, you can either love or hate this album. Pras, as well as the other members of The Fugees, is one of my favorite lyricists and I hope he drops his sophmore soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love GHETTO Supastar I miss real hip-hop in the game. I love PRAS and fabulous style. Great cd in HIP HOP.Published on June 10, 2013 by Stephanie Bass
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Ghetto Supastar isn't as musically charged as Clef's "Carnival"
nor does it bring the gangsta flow he had on Fugees joints, but this cd still holds its own. Read more
Pras is obviously 1 of the best rappers around. His style is original and his lyrics are incredible. Read morePublished on April 25, 2004
The third Fugee to release a solo album. I think that among all the Fugees, his the only one who kept the original Fugee style, which is cool. Read morePublished on June 16, 2003 by Matt Vasquez
this is by far and away the best album that any of the former fugees has put together. yes, it is a lil unoriginal but what rap album isnt. Read morePublished on February 25, 2003
i love this album!!,my fav tracks are definatley murdah dem,and blue angels.so meany people was hating on this album.truth be told i think ALL of the fugees are equally talented. Read morePublished on May 18, 2002 by the_urban_prince
This album is spoilt by the Gospel singing, phone interludes and editing of explicit lyrics. If Pras didn't want swearing on this album, he should have told his guests not to swear... Read morePublished on May 7, 2001
I give the song itself "Ghetto Superstar" 5 stars cuz it's da bomb! It features ODB's raps,and Mya's pop voice singing the chorus. Read morePublished on September 24, 2000