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  1. Welcome to Season 3 of The Come Up Show Podcast! We’re starting off the season with our very special guest Wyclef Jean. He just released his brand new EP J’ouvert which is his first commercial project in 7 years, and it’s out right now! In our talk we went all over the place from what it feels like to take a break and then come back to music, seeing Obama accepting the Nobel Prize, why if it wasn’t for Jimmy Hendrix music Wyclef would be dead or in jail and much more. Listen here:
  2. Wyclef Jean is a kid in a candy shop right now. As he arrives at the Gibson Showroom in New York City for his  A - Sides  session he’s told he can choose any guitar he wants to play. Shortly thereafter, he leaves the studio and disappears for a good 30 minutes. His publicist lets me know at that time that he’s ready when we are. See, in that whole span, Jean has been trying out just about every instrument in the showroom, and once he steps into the studio he continues his exploits. He sits down on a stool and starts singing and playing Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe.” He gets up, and starts playing piano. He quickly goes back to the stool when he’s told we’re ready to roll, and starts playing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” And then it’s showtime.  Read more:
  3. Wyclef Jean Talks Early Fugees Days, Memorable Times With Wu-Tang, His New EP J'ouvert & More with The Breakfast Club Watch:  
  4. Wyclef Jean is more than 20 years into the rap game so you know he has some interesting stories about Hip-Hop’s golden era. Accompanied by Allyson Casado, the Hip-Hop OG checked into the Breakfast Club and spoke with Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee (DJ Envy was MIA) and spoke about performing at Big Pun’s funeral, comparing Young Thug to Tupac, and Lauryn Hill being in the top five all-time list. See more:
  5. The legendary Wyclef Jean dropped by the AT&T studios to talk to his long time friend Angie Martinez. Check out the full interview to hear what they talked about. Full interview:  
  6. Wyclef Jean explains the concept of his EP, "J’ouvert". Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series. <!-- TAG START { player: "Embed Player", owner: "Embed Company", for: "Embed" } --><div class="vdb_player vdb_5688f66de4b040e17d9912265688f5c1e4b0f2c97f395156" vdb_params="m.refbcid=56e9e5c0ff690c1d9008d4e6&m.refpid=57f3bdfba01b4d76c57c2282"><script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script></div><!-- TAG END { date: 02/09/17 } --> source:
  7. After energetically counting down all of Wyclef Jean’s accomplishments, Sway kicked off the interview on his Shade45 show,  Sway In The Morning , by doing a lyrical breakdown on Jean’s most recent single, “The Ring.” Around the 26-minute mark, he participates in the infamous “5 Fingers of Death” segment. Watch:
  8. Wyclef Jean and Haiti are inextricably linked: His music carries the vibe and memories of life on the island nation he hails from. Since his days in The Fugees, Jean has used music to address the problems and pleasures of his home country. His new EP, titled  J'Ouvert  — after the day when Carnival begins in the Caribbean — is no exception. Read more:

    Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:37 AM
    The rapper, singer, songwriter, musician and producer that we knew with the Fugees in the 90’s had not released a disc of his own since 2009. This “absence” of seven years was explained by his getaway in politics , When he tried unsuccessfully to run for the presidential election in Haiti in 2010. But since then, Wyclef Jean has produced a mixtape of some thirty songs, in addition to collaborating with several other artists, Including Shakira and the American electro duo The Knocks. “Creative space never stops, I constantly make music, but this time I decided to plunge back into the ocean,” Wyclef Jean told us during his recent visit to Montreal. Read more: The Quebec Times

    Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:23 AM
    Wyclef Jean is out to get “The Ring” on the latest single from his forthcoming EP  J’ouvert . The aspirational cut begins with a message from the former Fugees frontman, who says he isn’t resting on his legacy with his upcoming material. Read more: