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  1. The show’s 11th season kicked off last month, with an epic double feature highlighting the life and successes of singer Wyclef Jean, including his upbringing in Haiti, stake in the multiplatinum group The Fugees, the group’s breakup, as well as the musician’s rise to fame as a solo artist and producer. The opener also told the story of famed R&B group Jagged Edge, from their rise to fame in the early 2000s to their contentious split with Jermaine Dupri. Read more:
  2. The soothing finger-picking of a Spanish guitar is not something that’s immediately associated with the Wu-Tang Clan… But Wyclef Jean revealed on a new episode of  Drink Champs  that he owes the composition of his iconic 1999 “Maria Maria” collab with Carlos Santana to an extremely unexpected source. Read more:
  3. Since his breakout moment as one-third of Fugees,  Wyclef Jean  has been a part of so many hits throughout his career that it can become easy to forget some of them. For example, on the latest episode of their  Drink Champs  podcast, when N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN bring up Clef’s collaboration with Carlos Santana, 1999's chart-topping, GRAMMY-winning “Maria Maria,” I immediately had one of those "Oh yeah!" moments. Read more:
  4. In 1997, after the phenomenal success of the Fugees – the hip-hop trio he founded with Lauryn Hill and Pras – Wyclef Jean released his solo debut, “The Carnival.”  Anchored by the huge single “Gone Til November,” the album was a double platinum smash in the U.S. that drew on Jean’s global influences. He followed it up with another global feel-good sequel, “The Carnival Vol. 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant,” in 2007. He’ll release Vol. 3 in September. On the eve of his concert Thursday at Neighborhood Theatre, he spoke to The Observer about the new album, the anniversary and prophetic lyrics. Read more here :  
  5. Bursting onto the scene as one-third of the enormously popular 1990's act The Fugees,  Wyclef Jean  has since crossed over and been a part of so many hit songs via collaborations with artists from many different corners of the music business. One of his highest-profile team-ups in his career has to be rock legend Carlos Santana, for their massive hit song "Maria Maria." The instrumental is back in the public zeitgeist because of how  DJ Khaled  used it as the backbone to his recent track "Wild Thoughts," so Wyclef decided to reveal a previously unnoticed hip-hop connection between "Maria Maria" and  Wu-Tang Clan . Read more here:

    Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys drink it up with the multi-talented Wyclef Jean! They discuss the early days leading into the Fugees and recording at the Bugga Basement. They also talk about Clef’s solo career working with the likes of Santana, and Shakira as well as his involvement in the Canibus / LL battle, his political aspirations and a lot more! Read more:

    Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    Legacy Recordings, Heads Music and Certified Classic held a listening party Wednesday in New York for Wyclef Jean’s first full-length album in eight years,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee.  At the event, Wyclef got some face time with Heads Music CEO Madeline Nelson and Legacy President Adam Block. Read more:
  8. Wyclef Jean and Greg Glenday, Shazam’s Chief Revenue Officer, talk about their new branded music partnership. Jean is a fan of technology believing it’s possible to geek out on tech without messing up your creativity. Read more:
  9. The story of Wyclef Jean is an embodiment of the ‘American Dream.’ Born in the Haitian commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, Nel Ust Wyclef Jean – whose stage name is Wyclef Jean – immigrated to the U.S. at the tender age of nine. As a child, he had an aptitude for music. Like the late singer-songwriter, Prince, Jean is multi-talented, having learned to play seven instruments by the time he hit his teens. Jean’s mother nurtured this talent further by buying him his first guitar. Read more:
  10. Wyclef Jean stops by the Google NYC office to perform a variety of work and talk 20 years of Carnival. Wyclef’s newest EP J’ouvert, meaning the official start of Carnival, comes in advance of a full length album aptly titled Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee dropping this summer on the 20th anniversary of his critically acclaimed solo debut The Carnival. Come join us as we sample some of the music, and discuss the long journey from Fugees fame to Haitian political ambitions to today’s modern musical landscape! Watch more: