Fugee member Pras
is preparing Win Lose or Draw, the follow-up to his debut album, Ghetto
The first single
from the album is a remake of U2’s massive hit, “I Still Haven’t
Found What I’m Looking For,” taken from the group’s classic
album, The Joshua Tree, which was originally released in 1987 and has
sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
According to Pras,
U2 has never cleared any of their recordings to be sampled before, but because
of his status as a member of the Fugees, the rapper got the green light from
the group’s lead singer.
"I got Bono’s
cell number, and I called and asked him," Pras told Rolling Stone in a
recent interview. "He said, ‘Really, my biggest record of all time?’ I
sent him the idea, he played it for the rest of the band, and they loved it.
Bono called me back and said, ‘Listen, I’ve never cleared a record for anyone,
but I’m a fan of the Fugees and a fan of you. If this record can help you, go
ahead and take it.’”
The album features
appearance by Sean Paul and Wycelf Jean. Pras and Jean recently ended a long
running dispute that saw the pair trading disses on mixtapes and in interviews.
Next, Pras will
launch a tour backed by a live band and then the rapper will head to New Zealand
to film a new movie, Mutant Chronicles.
Win, Lose or
Draw is slated to hit stores June 14th.