Samuel Prakazrel " Pras " Michel (born 19 October 1972 in Brooklyn, New York ) is an American rapper and songwriter.

As the son of Haitian parents, he was born in New York's Crown Heights. Together with his classmate Lauryn Hill in 1987, he founded the rap group Tranzlator crew. In the early 1990s came Michels cousin Wyclef Jean and to the three named themselves into The Fugees. After the separation of the trio Michel went to a solo career, but was less successful than Hill and Jean.

In 1997 he published his first solo single, a cover of Eddy Grant - Hits Electric Avenue. It was followed by his biggest hit to date Ghetto Supastar together with the singer Mýa and rapper Ol ' Dirty Bastard in the summer of 1998. For the film Small Soldiers remix Wyclef Jean Queen Another One Bites Hit The Dust. For this piece contributed Michel at a Rapstrophe. In 1998 was followed by the singles Blue Angels and What'cha Wanna Thu published in 2005 Michels comeback single Have not Found.

In 1999, Michel made ​​his film debut in Ben Stiller comedy Mystery Men, where he played a secondary villain. In 2008 was followed by a role in SF- action film Mutant Chronicles, which he also co-produced.

In 2002, he promoted the newcomer Dante Thomas and contributed to the debut single Miss California at a Rapstrophe. In Germany, the song climbed for a week in the charts. Thomas, however, stood for a time as one- hit wonders out - his follow-up single "Fly" made ​​it only to number 57 of the German charts. It was not until 10 years later he made it back to land three hits, but each time as a guest musician. Only at KRIS ' song These days, then on two songs by Michael Mind Project, namely Feeling So Blue and Nothing Lasts Forever.


Studio albums


  • In addition, published: 1998: What'cha Wanna Do
  • 2005: Have not Found

Singles as a guest musician