I Love Music: The Wyclef Jean Edition.

 

34570d60a26c094b16b51e6d129da670-640x640x1

Wyclef Jean. Photo: genius.com

 

Wyclef Jean is a Haitian-American Musician. I first became aware of him in the early 1990s when he was a member of the Hip Hop group, The Fugees along with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel.

 

By the time he released his debut album, The Carnival, in 1997, I was already a big fan of his intelligent lyricism, his sense of rhythm and his sense of humour.

 

His musical sound is definitely eclectic (or as he titled one of his albums, Ecleftic). Wyclef’s music, especially his first album, did not have the standard Hip Hop or RnB sound which I had grown accustomed to in the mid-late 1990s. He created his very own sound.

 

 

For me, Wyclef a.k.a The Preacher’s Son embodies creativity and the willingness to explore one’s talent, even if it doesn’t look like everyone else’s.

 

Here’s a list of my favourite Wyclef songs:

We trying to stay alive.
Guantanamera (with an awesome rap verse from Lauryn Hill).
Gone Till November.
If I was President.
Diallo.
Peace God.
Any other day (with Nora Jones).
911 (with Mary J Blige).
Two wrongs (with Claudia Ortiz).
Party to Damascus (with Missy Elliot).
Hips Don’t Lie (with Shakira).

 

Are there any Wyclef fans out there?!

 

 

***All videos are from Youtube***

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s