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  1. GRM EXCLUSIVE: WHY WYCLEF JEAN MIGHT BE ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICES IN HIP-HOP
    Wyclef Jean is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists to come out of the 90’s. As vibrant as ever, the 49 year old sat down to chat all things new music, influences and his important attempt to spread awareness on life. Let’s talk the new album Wyclef goes back to school which is due in the upcoming weeks, for anyone that doesn’t know the concept behind this, how would you explain it?   "The best way to explain it with regards to my relevancy is we’re in 2019. When we acknowledge "Wild Thoughts" by Rihanna, that’s my song. When we were coming up with the Fugees (short for refugees) and we did "Killing me softly", which was another big song, I made somebody else a lot of money. I then thought to myself, I’m on the wrong side of the fence, I have got to be on the of publishing side of things too.  Read more: grmdaily.com
  2. Wyclef Jean Raps About His Nigerian Roots And Nat Turner While Hanging From A Noose In Powerful New 'Baba' Music Video
    Wyclef Jean released a music video for his single “Baba,” and it’s just in time for the end of Black History Month. The video  premiered  on Friday and features jarring imagery, including Jean spitting his bars while hanging from a noose. In the song, he raps about finding out his roots through genetic testing and the meaning of that discovery: "And I just took my DNA test Don Dada/One hundred percent Nigerian Baba/When you gonna learn-uh/Can't frame a earner/Came with the noose, I freed myself like Nat Turner." Read more: blavity.com
  3. Premiere: Wyclef Jean Confronts America's Past in "Baba" Video
    Wyclef Jean  has never been one to shy away from politics. Whether it's imagining himself as a world leader on his song " If I Was President " or actually trying to  become  a world leader in his unsuccessful  campaign  for Haiti's presidency, Clef has always been on the forefront of looking at ways to improve the world. But in a new video, he is looking backwards at some of the darkest and most painful times in our nation's history, in order to begin to figure out how to move forward from them. Read more: complex.com  
  4. Wyclef Jean Debuts 'Demons Enjoy' Video With Moira Mack & Jeremy Torres: Exclusive
    After teaching masterclasses and hosting talent competitions while on tour at some of the A-list colleges across the United States,  Wyclef Jean  decided to fuse that newfound rush of creative energy into his next album. With his  Wyclef Goes Back To School  album slated to release March 15, the Haitian rapper delivers a potent visual to the project's lead single  "Demons Enjoy,"  premiering on Billboard today (Feb. 15). Read more: billboard.com
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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