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  1. Wyclef Jean Returns With Heavenly New Song "Demons Enjoy" [PREMIERE]
    Wyclef Jean  returns with a brand new track. Last November, the legend announced he’d be releasing a new album, Wyclef goes Back to School, slated for release in March. The album—which features collaborations with students from Howard, Temple, UCLA, USC, NYU, UMass Lowell, and more— came to form during his 2018 Carnival Tour, after he visited various colleges around the U.S. Read more: okayplayer.com
  2. Wyclef Jean Returns With Heavenly New Song "Demons Enjoy" [PREMIERE]
    Wyclef Jean  returns with a brand new track. Last November, the legend announced he’d be releasing a new album, Wyclef goes Back to School, slated for release in March. The album—which features collaborations with students from Howard, Temple, UCLA, USC, NYU, UMass Lowell, and more— came to form during his 2018 Carnival Tour, after he visited various colleges around the U.S. Read more: okayplayer.com
  3. Wyclef Jean visits S. Philly High School to support music education
    In a black and white chinchilla coat, music artist Wyclef Jean spoke candidly about how his mom took a gun out of his hand and replaced it with a guitar. "I vowed when I created my group, The Fugees, that I wouldn't be bragging about crack, about selling dope, about how bad we are in the streets," Jean said to students at South Philadelphia High School Wednesday afternoon. "Because if you know anything about toting guns, it ain't really nothing to brag about at the end of the day." Read more: phillytrib.com
  4. Wyclef Jean Signee Jazzy Amra Drops Debut Album 'AMRA': Premiere
    Wyclef's  new protegèe, Jazzy Amra, is ready to burst onto the scene under the tutelage of the legendary hyphenate. Today (Feb. 1), the vivacious songstress premieres her six-track debut album  AMRA,  with an executive-producer credit from Jean and Madeline Nelson.  Read more: Billboard.com
  5. Wyclef Jean Looks to Youth For Talent and Inspiration (Q&A)
    In the 22 years following the release of the Fugees’ chart-topping, groundbreaking album  The Score , Wyclef Jean has certainly kept himself busy. As a solo artist, Wyclef has put out seven albums, including his latest,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee , released in September 2017. Beyond the music, Wyclef is currently producing an animated film with Netflix about his journey from growing up in Haiti to finding his way in New York, where he immigrated at age nine. Perhaps most ambitiously, Jean is also set to unveil a prototype of the first hip-hop guitar which, when paired with an augmented reality app, will teach aspiring students the fingering progressions of a catalog of songs. Read interview: sxsw.com
  6. Watch: Netflix Moves to Champion Diversity & Representation in Animation
    In October, Netflix announced an  Untitled Wyclef Jean  CG-animated feature film project. The movie will be inspired by the childhood experiences of the singer and co-founder of The Fugees. Justin Marks (The Jungle Book, Top Gun: Maverick) is writing the script, which will pull from Jean’s early years in Haiti before his family emigrated to Brooklyn when he was nine, and then to New Jersey, where his journey to musical stardom began. Read more: animationmagazine.net
  7. Wyclef Jean's Childhood Is Being Turned Into an Animated Netflix Film
    Wyclef Jean 's life is getting animated. The former Fugees leader has teamed up with Netflix for a CG-animated feature film that will trace the rapper's childhood in Haiti and emigration to Brooklyn with his family at age nine. According to  Deadline , the show will be co-produced by Greg Silverman's  Stampede  content creation company and Jean, with a script from  Top Gun: Maverick  writer Justin Marks. Read more: billboard.com
  8. Wyclef Jean's Childhood in Haiti to be Featured in New Netflix Movie
    Wyclef Jean continues to make strides in arenas outside of rap. It was recently revealed he will co-produce a new animated Netflix movie about his childhood in Haiti. The Fugees co-founder is linking up with Greg Silverman’s upstart production company Stampede for the CG-animated show, according to  Deadline . Justin Marks will have the duty of penning the script. Jean believes the project will be inspirational. “I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination,” he said. “Now to see that imagination turn into reality with Netflix and my producing partners makes me want to tell the kids from the slums around the world to never stop dreaming.” Source: xxlmag.com
  9. Netflix Orders Animated Wyclef Jean Movie From Greg Silverman’s Stampede
    Netflix has given the greenlight to a CG animated musical movie that will revolve around the life story of Fugees founding member Wyclef Jean. The project hails from Stampede, the production banner recently launched by former Warner Bros. Pictures executive Greg Silverman. Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”) is on board to write the script. The pic will focus on Jean’s childhood growing up in poverty in Haiti. Source: variety.com
  10. Netflix Turning Wyclef Jean's Life Story Into an Animated Movie
    Wyclef Jean  continues to prove why he is one of the more innovative musicians in hip-hop by venturing off the beaten path of biopics to partner with  Netflix  and create an animated musical about his youth.  According to  Deadline , Netflix has ordered the film from former Warner Bros. Pictures executive Greg Silverman's Stampede Entertainment. The movie will be co-penned by Disney's  Jungle Book  screenwriter Justin Marks and center around 'Clef's Haitian childhood and detail how a love for music and a story of immigration helped him overcome his circumstances. Source: complex.com