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  1. Vic Mensa Taps Chance the Rapper, Wyclef Jean for New Song ‘Shelter’
    Track tackles racial injustice and arrives with video that poignantly captures Covid-19’s impact on black communities. Vic Mensa has teamed up with Chance the Rapper and Wyclef Jean for a new song, “Shelter.” Source: rollingstone.com
  2. Vic Mensa Enlists Chance the Rapper and Wyclef Jean for Powerful Track "Shelter"
    Vic Mensa returns with the politically charged track “Shelter,” featuring Wyclef Jean and fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper.  “Shelter is a spiritual note, a healing frequency…” Mensa explained a press release. “It was inspired not by Hollywood or Paris, but by what’s going on on the ground—in the real world, with the real people.” Read more: complex.com
  3. Vic Mensa shares “Shelter” featuring Chance The Rapper and Wyclef Jean
    Vic Mensa  has enlisted  Wyclef Jean  and  Chance The Rapper  for "Shelter," a new song from his upcoming project  I TAPE . Seizing on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, "Shelter" is an acoustic rap ballad that decries the myriad ways Black life can come under threat, from institutional to interpersonal. The video, directed by Andre Muir, builds on these themes with magical realism set in an urban environment. Read more: thefader.com
  4. Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, and Wyclef Jean reveal powerful new single “SHELTER”
    Last August, Vic Mensa made a big return to music with the well-recieved V TAPE, a seven-track project that saw additional assists from Eryn Allen Kane, Snoh Aalegra,SAINt JHN, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more.That was then accompanied by a short film using cuts from  V TAPE  titled  MACHIAVELLI , along with a couple of impressive freestyles over instrumentals for Fabolous’ "Breathe" and Freddie Gibbs, Hit-Boy and Big Sean’s "$ Thangs." 
  5. BET Jams: Vic Mensa feat. Wyclef Jean & Chance The Rapper - "Shelter"
    Vic Mensa, Wyclef Jean and Chance The Rapper offer a refuge to those struggling to survive in the music video for their poignant song "Shelter." Source: bet.com
  6. Vic Mensa – “Shelter” (Feat. Wyclef Jean & Chance The Rapper)
    You read those three names together and you know the trainwreck potential is high. But no, “Shelter,” the new Vic Mensa song featuring his longtime compatriot Chance The Rapper and veteran ex-Fugees hit-maker Wyclef Jean, is good, and for a good cause. “Shelter” is a wistful acoustic rap ballad about important topics as the killings of Breonna Taylor, Philando Castille, and Elijah McClain and the incarceration of Julius Jones. The song is paired with a  fundraiser  for  Jones , who is on death row for murder in Oklahoma despite abundant evidence supporting his claim of innocence. Read more: stereogum.com
  7. Wyclef Jean Helps Recast Black Friday as #BlackOwnedFriday
    Wyclef Jean supports the #BlackOwnedFriday project from Google and the U.S. Black Chambers with two new tracks and zippy animated videos. First up is an anthem for the initiative, which launched last month and is designed to redirect Black Friday dollars to African American establishments struggling amid the pandemic. Read more: musebycl.io
  8. Wyclef Jean Opens Up About Supporting #BlackOwnedFriday — and the Jingle He Wrote to Promote It
    Wyclef Jean is supporting Black-owned businesses this Black Friday — and is encouraging others to do the same! While speaking to PEOPLE ahead of the biggest shopping day of the year, the 51-year-old musician opened up about why it is more crucial now than ever to support these businesses, explained that Black-owned companies have reportedly closed at double the rate of white-owned ones amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "I think that it's important that we understand that and we really lend a hand and support them," he says. Read more: people.com
  9. Black Friday Redefined In Google, Wyclef Jean Campaign
    Black Friday took on new meaning Monday with the Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean performing an animated jingle he wrote to support shopping at black-owned small businesses this holiday season.  The campaign reimagines Black Friday as  #BlackOwnedFriday . The animated anthem jingle for Google’s #BlackOwnedFriday campaign is an innovative social campaign that Jean partnered with Google to create, along with the U.S. Black Chambers and BBH NY. Read more: mediapost.com
  10. GOOGLE AND WYCLEF JEAN TEAM UP TO HELP BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
    Wyclef Jean and Google are joining forces to help struggling Black-owned businesses survive the holiday sales season, which is expected to be a rough one for small business owners throughout the country.  Google recently tapped the Grammy-winning musician to score a series of animated commercials promoting its #BlackOwnedFriday campaign, encouraging shoppers to "buy Black" on Black Friday this week and beyond. Read more: blackstarnews.com