Pras: Lauryn Hill Left "Uninspired" Following "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill"
The former Fugee member is also called the "epitome of an artist."
Given the immense success of Lauryn Hill's debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, many are wondering why a follow-up to the powerhouse debut was never released.
During an interview with Vlad TV, the Fugees member Pras offers a simple explanation for the follow-up riddle: "She just felt no inspiration."
The Grammy Award-winning rhymer went on to explain that while others, himself included, are "on the money," Lauryn "you have to feel inspired to create."
"She just felt no inspiration," Pras said. "That is...Some people, money is a driving force for them, right? For her, money is not a driving force. If she had a billion dollars. If I had a dollar. She would have done exactly the same way. Each person is different. For me, I'm on the money. Each person is different. When she said that I was without inspiration, she means that.
"This is a woman that she has to feel inspired to create," he added. "And if she doesn't feel inspired, it is not going to create. Cause that is where she gets her source of energy."
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Launched in 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Album Of the Year. It also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, moving more than 400,000 copies in its first week.
The album was followed by " MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a live album released in 2002.
Pras also mentioned briefly in dissing Wyclef Jean in wax more than a decade ago. He attributed to the "immaturity" of the res, and revealed that an apology was in fact made.
"It was stupid. But things happen, man. Of doing things and learn from it. You learn from your mistakes. I apologized. It's a wrap," Pras said.