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April 6, 2006

Pras Lives Life As Homeless Man, in "First Night" Documentary

I was coming in here to post about that new fugees track (which is just ok overall but features Lauryn s p i t t i n g, praise jebus) and make a joke about them being kind enough to put Pras' verse last so DJ's can cut right to the next record. But then I saw his name on this project, which might actually be kinda cool. It also sets him up for 8,000 more jokes, but that's all the more reason to give him a few props for taking it on:

Pras Michel of The Fugees Goes For Broke

Pras Michel of The Fugees is presently filming "First Night," a documentary in which he's living on a $1 per day budget in Los Angeles.

The film captures the Grammy Award winning rapper posing as a homeless man in Los Angeles. "The dollar a day didn't get me much at all," Pras told New York's Daily News. "You have to hustle, steal, shoplift or prostitute yourself. I chose panhandling. People gave me the worst looks. Like I was invisible and at the same time the worst person on Earth..."

"...I slept in the rain. My tent was stolen. I experienced how these people live," Pras offered.

"...People aren't going to understand what it was like until they see it," Pras stressed. "Human beings should not be sleeping among rats."

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 6, 2006 1:34 PM

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