MTV Press recently announced that they are teaming with Staten Island MC Ghostface to release a new book, The World According to Pretty Toney, on January 8, 2008. MTV says that the motivational manual â€œoffers nuggets of street wisdom on the key elements to becoming your own personal success story: livinâ€™, hustlinâ€™, lovinâ€™, eatinâ€™, and the all-encompassing Toneology.â€ It also comes with an exclusive audio disc containing over 20 minutes of Ghost speaking on various subjects.
The book is based on a series of promotional shorts that Ghost did with the network back in 2005, where the MCâ€™s alter ego Pretty Toney dropped jewels on life. The shorts were co-created by MTV Promos writer/director J. Brightly, who also co-wrote The World According to Pretty Toney. MTV will start airing a new set of shorts on the network in December.