Wyclef Jean

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.

Video: Wyclef Jean & Cyndi Lauper Perform on ‘Letterman’

Cyndi Lauper on a DJ Drama mixtape? Now that’s a first. The ’80s icon mixed it up with Wyclef Jean on Monday’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” performing their collaboration “Slumdog Millionaire” from Clef’s new EP From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion.

T.I. Inspires Wyclef Jean Concept Mixtape

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean has gathered some of his famous friends for a 13-song EP, due November 10. From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion was produced by DJ Drama and features Timbaland, Cyndi Lauper, Maino, and Eve. Jean embodies the role of Toussaint St. Jean, a persona suggested to him by his friend and collaborator T.I. The gritty mixtape is based loosely on the 18th-century Haitian revolutionary hero, Toussaint L’Ouverture.

Click below for the tracklisting.

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On the Scene: Common, Queen Latifah, Eve, Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera, Wyclef, will.i.am

Common and Queen Latifah

Common and Queen Latifah took to the streets of Brooklyn to shoot scenes for their romantic comedy Just Wright on Wednesday. The Sanaa Hamri-directed film about a physical therapist (Queen Latifah) who falls in love with a basketball player (Common) is due out in 2010.

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New Music: Wyclef Jean f/ Nick Cannon – ‘Mr. Auto-Tune’

Wyclef Jean and Nick Cannon

Jay-Z killed it and now Wyclef Jean parodies the Auto-Tune craze with a song called “Mr. Auto-Tune” featuring Nick Cannon.

“Don’t get it twisted, Auto-Tune might get you a hit single for the [moment], but it can never substitute for raw talent!” Clef writes on his blog.

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New Music: Shakira f/ Wyclef – ‘The Border’

Shakira and Wyclef

Shakira and Wyclef Jean cross “The Border” on their spicy new collabo, which was reportedly produced by Timbaland. The “Hips Don’t Lie” duo aims to recapture the magic from their 2006 smash.

In addition to Timbo, Shakira has been in the studio with Pharrell working on her third English album. Muy caliente!

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On the Scene: Rihanna, Teairra Mari, Ciara, Ludacris, Estelle, Wyclef


Rihanna turned the streets of Manhattan into a catwalk while shopping at Intermix in New York City on Wednesday.

In related news, Chris Brown’s attorney says he believes the photo of a beaten Rihanna was illegally leaked to TMZ by an LAPD officer. He formally filed a motion on Wednesday for the case against his client to be dismissed.

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