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Wyclef Jean and MC Flow set to blaze at BAYKED by the Bay festival at San Diego’s Embarcadero

In 2010, former Fugees member Wyclef Jean launched a failed campaign to become president of his native Haiti.

In 2014, he joined Shakira, former Tijuana guitarist Carlos Santana and others to perform at the closing ceremony of the World Cup in Brazil.

On Friday, Jean will headline San Diego’s BAYKED by the Bay, a music and food festival celebrating the […]

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Naughty Boy debuts “All Or Nothing” with Ray BLK and Wyclef

British producer Naughty Boy is a dab hand at putting together a pop hit. He worked with Beyoncé in 2015 on “Runnin’ (Lose It All),” while he was also one of the first producers to collaborate with Sam Smith. For his latest track he has hooked up with rising U.K. R&B singer Ray BLK, as well as Wyclef Jean for a reggae-inspired summer jam.

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Wyclef Jean: Jersey legend connects with Asbury Park youth before APMFF show

Wyclef Jean is turning the kids of Asbury Park into warriors.

The Grammy-winning New Jersey Hall of Fame member plays the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Saturday, April 28, as part of this year’s Asbury Park Music and Film Festival.

In advance of that hotly-anticipated performance the Haitian-born, Newark-raised Jean spent some time delivering music […]

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Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean: “Chicago is like playing home for me”

Acclaimed rapper, musician, educator and actor Wyclef Jean joins Justin once again to talk about his tremendous career, the memories he has of playing in Chicago, the music that influenced him while he was growing up, what makes a song ready for a “Carnival” record, his “Back to School” project, why he is interested in cultivating young artists and his show this weekend […]

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Haiti (and Little Haiti) are the real stars of Jason Derulo’s World Cup video

Shot partially at THE CITADELLE LAFERRIÉRE, a regal mountaintop fortress located in Nord, IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY, the video brings people from around the world to celebrate their respective flags and nationalities. Wyclef Jean, also of Haitian descent, represents his “colors” in a cameo, playing a guitar.

Read more: MIAMI.COM

 

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert is a rabbit-hole for music lovers

One of my favourite gigs from the archive is Wyclef Jean’s performance from last November. The Haitian rapper, formerly with the Fugees, is a showman par excellence and the three-song performance he gave at the Tiny Desk is epic—to be seen to be believed.

Read more:  livemint.com

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Asbury Park Music Foundation: teaching kids to be stars for life

The foundation has allowed area youth to work alongside music legends. Newark-raised Grammy winner and New Jersey Hall of Fame member Wyclef Jean, a prolific producer and artist since his breakthrough as part of the Fugees more than 20 years ago, recently worked with foundation students at Lakehouse.

Read more: APP.COM

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Young Thug & Wyclef Jean Dropped An Essential Summer Smash With “Kanye West”

Basically, if you don’t have Young Thug and Wyclef Jean’s magnificent “Kanye West,” you’re lacking. Not only did this banger give us the immortal “Jeffery” ad-lib, but it’s stood triumphant as one of Thugger’s most refined and infectious melodic cuts. With lush, tropical production, “Kanye West” encapsulates everything that made Jeffery such a triumph.

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Wyclef Jean: ‘Philly allowed me to see the dream clearly’

When it comes to making hip-hop that cares about integration with the sounds of world music – about what young rappers and students have to say, about immigrant cultures such as the one he came from in Haiti – Wyclef Jean is an avatar.

Whether through his role as one-third of the Fugees (the 90s Caribbean-inspired […]

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Q&A: Wyclef Jean Talks “Carnival” Album Series, Working With Women & New Mixtape

Celebrating his return to music after eight years, as well as the release of his latest studio album, Wyclef Jean is currently traveling on his Carnival Tour — his first full tour in 10 years.

Establishing himself as a multi-talented musician, Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo artist and as […]