Wyclef Jean

Oct
21
New Music: Wyclef Jean – ‘Election Time’ + ‘Death Threats’

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean reflects on his failed bid for the Haitian presidency on “Death Threats” and “Election Time,” two politically-minded tracks off his 2011 album If I Were President: My Haitian Experience. On the bobbing “Death Threats,” Wyclef reflects on yesteryear, when he waved a flag in the air for his people and is now only faced with threats against his life. The optimistic first single “Election Time” is noticeably brighter, featuring a choir chanting behind him on the chorus. March with Clef by listening below.

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Aug
21
Wyclef Jean Disqualified From Haitian Presidential Campaign

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean announced earlier this month that he was ready to hit the presidential campaign trail in Haiti, but today the former Fugees member must accept the fact that he is ineligible to take part in the election.

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Aug
5
Wyclef Jean Announces Official Bid for Haitian Presidency

Wyclef Jean

The rumors are true: Wyclef Jean is officially running for the Haitian presidency. The 40-year-old singer-turned-politician announced his bid earlier this week, after talk surfaced of his involvement in the upcoming elections.

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Feb
11
Spirit of Haiti Alive at Wyclef Jean Show

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International superstar and humanitarian Wyclef Jean has his hands full as of late. In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the former Fugees member wasted no time in performing at telethons and raising money for the victims of his homeland through his Yéle Haiti organization. But even a man set on taking global issues head-on sets aside time to kick a rhyme for a different cause.

During a blistering cold snowstorm in New York City on Wednesday (Feb. 10), Wyclef kept the Canal Room smoking hot by performing his signature hits for “Live Sets,” a series of live online concerts sponsored by Sony’s new global brand message make.believe (pronounced “make dot believe”).

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Jan
24
Video: Wyclef Jean f/ Mavado – ‘Hold On’

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“Hold on, be strong/ No matter what you goin’ through you know it’s gon’ be OK today,” encourages Wyclef Jean in the empowering video for the Wayne Wlkins-produced “Hold On,” which he dedicates to his country of Haiti and rapper Jimmy O, who died in the Port-au-Prince earthquake.

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Jan
16
Video: Wyclef Jean Responds to Criticism

Wyclef Jean has responded to accusations that he is personally profiting from his Yele Haiti Foundation, which has raised over $2 million in relief for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

The former Fugees member said that the money in question went toward production for shows that benefited the foundation. “I never and would ever take money for my personal pocket when it comes to Yele,” he stated. “So not only do I denounce all that, I’m disgusted by that.”

Jan
13
Wyclef Jean Solicits Aid for Victims of Haiti Earthquake

Following the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, Wyclef Jean immediately jumped into action to help residents of his home country. The former Fugees member appeared on CNN to call for “immediate aid” and ask for assistance in finding his hip-hop artist Jimmy O, who may have lost his life in the quake.

“My urgency right now is really a cry of freedom. We really need a state of emergency like right now,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

You too can help. Clef has set up a number and website to help raise relief through his Yelé Haiti Foundation. Text Yele to 501501 or donate at www.yele.org.