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Encyclopedia > Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean performing at a UNAIDS concert.
Wyclef Jean performing at a UNAIDS concert.
Background information
Birth name Nelust Wyclef Jean
Also known as Wyclef
Born October 17, 1972 (1972-10-17) (age 34)
Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Origin South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Hip hop, reggae, folk
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 1987–present
Label(s) Ruffhouse, Columbia, J, Koch
Associated
acts
The Fugees
Website wyclef.com

Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: [ˈwaɪ.klɛf ʒɑn]) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (683x1024, 109 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wyclef Jean Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is a United Nations program designed to coordinate the worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Croix-des-Bouquets is a city in the Ouest Department of Haiti. ... South Orange is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Ruffhouse Records is a record label founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo as a joint venture with Columbia Records. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ... Koch Entertainment LP is a North American entertainment company with offices in New York, Nashville and Toronto. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ...

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Biography

Early life

Jean was born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. His father, a pastor, named him after John Wycliffe[1]. He moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York when he was nine, then to northern New Jersey, where he began playing the guitar and studying jazz in high school. At 14, Jean was shot.[2] Croix-des-Bouquets is a city in the Ouest Department of Haiti. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      John Wycliffe... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


As a young adult, Jean worked as a cabdriver.[citation needed] In 1987, Jean, his friend Prakazrel Michel (whom Jean has called his cousin), and his classmate Lauryn Hill formed a hip hop group called the Tranzlator Crew before becoming The Fugees. Pras (born Prakazrel Michel on October 19, 1972) offered up his first solo effort, Ghetto Supastar, in the fall of 1998, following in the footsteps of his fellow Fugees Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill. ... Lauryn Noel Hill-Marley (born May 25, 1975) is an American vocalist, singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ...


Musical career

The Fugees signed to Ruffhouse Records, which released the group's debut album, Blunted on Reality. It sold poorly, but follow-up album The Score sold over 17 million copies worldwide. Jean announced plans to begin a solo career with 1997's Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars (generally called The Carnival). The album's guests included Hill and Pras along with Jean's siblings Melky Sedeck, the I Threes (back-up vocals for Bob Marley), The Neville Brothers and Celia Cruz. The album was a hit, as were two singles: "We Trying To Stay Alive" (adapted from The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive") and "Gone Till November" (recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). Ruffhouse Records is a record label founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo as a joint venture with Columbia Records. ... Blunted on Reality is the debut album of The Fugees. ... The Score is a 1996 album released by The Fugees. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee All Stars, or more simply The Carnival, is the first solo album by Wyclef Jean. ... Melky Sedeck Melky Sedeck is an R&B hip hop sibling duo of Haitian-American descent. ... The I Threes were a Jamaican reggae backing band made up of 3 women that was formed in 1974 to support Bob Marley and the Wailers after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, the original Wailer backing vocalists, left the band. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... The Neville Brothers, an R&B, Soul and Jazz group, was formed in 1976 in New Orleans, LA. // Aaron Neville Art Neville Charles Neville Cyril Neville Ivan Neville The Neville Brothers (March 1978) Fiyo on the Bayou (April 1981) Nevillization I (September 1982) Nevillization II (February 1983) Neville-ization (June... Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a three-time Grammy Award and four-time Latin Grammy winning Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer who spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. ... We Trying To Stay Alive is the first single released from Wyclef Jeans debut solo album The Carnival. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Stayin Alive is a song by The Bee Gees, released as a single in 1977. ... Gone Till November is the fourth single released from Wyclef Jeans debut solo album The Carnival. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ...

The Ecleftic (2000)

The Fugees remained in limbo during this time, with the follow-up to The Score being continually postponed as all three members cultivated solo careers. Download high resolution version (1024x1022, 125 KB)Album cover of Wyclef Jeans The Ecleftic (2000) This is an album cover. ... Download high resolution version (1024x1022, 125 KB)Album cover of Wyclef Jeans The Ecleftic (2000) This is an album cover. ... The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book is a 2000 album by Wyclef Jean. ...


At the concert Woodstock 99, Jean paid homage to 1969 Woodstock performer Jimi Hendrix by setting fire to his guitar after playing "The Star Spangled Banner", and burnt his fingers while doing so.[3] Woodstock 1999, held July 23-25, 1999 was the second music festival, after Woodstock 94, that attempted to emulate the success of the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ...


Jean's second solo album, released in 2000, was The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. This was recorded with guests including Youssou N'Dour, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, The Rock and Mary J. Blige. With Blige he released "911" as a single. The critical reception was mixed, with many calling the album scattershot and too far-ranging to be cohesive.[citation needed] Regardless, he was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Act at the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards.[4] See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[3] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actress. ... 911 is a duet between rap singer Wyclef Jean and hip hop music singer Mary J. Blige. ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ...

Jean during the 2006 elections in Haiti

Jean's third album, Masquerade, was released in 2002 and sold well,[citation needed] though critics frequently panned it.[citation needed] Wyclef's fourth album, The Preacher's Son, was released in November 2003 as the follow-up to his first solo album, the Carnival Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 453 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (484 × 640 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Wyclef Jean Photo De Wyclef prise lors de lélection haitienne de 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 453 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (484 × 640 pixel, file size: 68 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Wyclef Jean Photo De Wyclef prise lors de lélection haitienne de 2006. ... Masquerade is a 2002 album by Wyclef Jean. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It...


In 2004, he released his fifth album, entitled Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haïti (Creole 101) (released in the United States by Koch Records). Most of its songs are in his native language of Haitian Creole. He also covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's song "Fortunate Son" for the soundtrack of the 2004 film remake of The Manchurian Candidate and wrote the song Million Voices for the film Hotel Rwanda. See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen) is a creole language It is spoken in Haiti by about 8. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 U.S. American film based on the 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, and a reimagining of the previous 1962 film. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hotel Rwanda is a historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. ...


Jean also produced and wrote songs for the soundtrack to Jonathan Demme's 2003 documentary The Agronomist, about the Haitian activist and radio personality Jean Dominique. With Jerry Duplessis, Jean also composed the score of the documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil,[5] in which he appears onscreen speaking by telephone in 2006 to a "chimere" gang-leader and aspiring rapper, Winston "2Pac" Jean.[6] Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... The Agronomist is a 2003 documentary by Jonathen Demme, following the life of Haiti radio broadcaster Jean Dominique. ... Jean Léopold Dominique (July 30, 1930-April 3, 2000) was a noted Haitian journalist who spoke out against successive dictatorships. ... Jerry Wonder Duplessis is a Grammy Award nominated Haitian-born musical composer and record producer. ... Cite Soleil, 2002 Cité-Soleil (Kreyol: Site Soley, or Sun City in English) is a very densely populated shanty town located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ...


During a period between 2004 and 2006 and fueled by a reunion performance in Dave Chappelle's Block Party, it appeared that the Fugees were on track to record a new album, however Fugees member Pras claims to Billboard "To put it nicely, it's dead." He says the root of this animosity is the third member of the group, Lauryn Hill, saying to Billboard, "Me and Clef, we on the same page, but Lauryn [Hill] is in her zone, and I'm fed up with that shit. Here she is, blessed with a gift, with the opportunity to rock and give and she's running on some bullshit? I'm a fan of Lauryn's but I can't respect that."[1]


Jean announced[citation needed] he would release an album in September 2007 that he recorded in Atlanta, Georgia with the help of T.I.. Right now, Wyclef released a new song called Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) featuring Lil' Wayne, Niia, and Akon, which references the song C.R.E.A.M. by the Wu-Tang Clan. He can also be heard on T.I.'s song "You Know What It Is". Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... This article is about the musician. ... Lil Wayne was one of the Hot Boys, an American rap group associated with Cash Money Records. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... CHOOSE RIGHT EASY AND MELLOW or C.R.E.A.M. House music night was a musical event established in Birmingham England in 1990. ... “Wu-Tang” redirects here. ... You Know What It Is is the second single off T.I.s 5th album T.I. vs. ...


Collaborations

Jean worked with artists including Mary J Blige, Akon, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, DJ Quik, Queen, Sarah Connor, Carlos Santana, 2face Idibia, Tevin Campbell, Tom Jones, Cypress Hill, Bounty Killer, DJ Khaled, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Brian Harvey, The Rock, Sublime, Simply Red, Mya, Sinéad O'Connor, Missy Elliott, Bono, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, City High, Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, T.I., Scarface, T-Vice, Sweet Micky, The Edge, Mick Jagger, Ying Yang Twins, Canibus, The Black Eyed Peas, Eric Benét, Brandy, Subliminal, Pitbull, Timbaland, Magoo, Tarkan, Shakira, Jin, Sunz Of Man, Big Pun, Kenny Rogers, Cartel, Xzibit, Juvenile, The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson,I&I, Busta Rhymes, Maxi Priest, R. Kelly, Leela James, John Legend, Ziggy Marley, M.O.P., Anthony B, Cam'ron, Rammstein, Lil Wayne, Prodigy and Machel Montano, and rapper Tupac Shakur on the Rap Phenomenon II album. He sang background and rapped in the song "Please Man" on Big & Rich's album Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace. Mary J. Blige performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Celia Cruz (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a three-time Grammy Award and four-time Latin Grammy winning Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer who spent most of her career living in New Jersey, and working in the United States and several Latin American countries. ... 69. ... David Martin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known as by his stage name DJ Quik, or as of 2007 simply Quik, is a West Coast rapper and record producer from Compton, California. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Sarah Terenzi (née Lewe; born June 13, 1980), better known as Sarah Connor, is a German singer, songwriter, and dancer. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Innocent Ujah Idibia best known as 2face Idibia is a recording artist from Jos[1], Plateau State, Nigeria. ... Tevin Jermod Campbell (born November 12, 1976 in Dallas, Texas) is a Grammy Award nominated African-American R&B singer-songwriter. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who is quite possibly most well remembered for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, known for his hard work in combating poverty and helping new artists. ... DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ... This article is about the British pop and dance music singer. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[3] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Sublime was an American band that originated in Long Beach, California. ... Simply Red are an English pop band. ... Mya on her album Moodring (2003) Mya Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979 in Washington, D.C.) is a United States italian , jamaican American R&B singer, dancer, and actress who debuted in early 1998 as a teenager. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Beenie Man (born Anthony Moses Davis August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), is among the most popular reggae entertainers and is a well established dancehall artist. ... Elephant Man, also known as The Energy God, (born ONeil Bryan on September 11, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica) is arguably one of the most colorful characters on the dancehall scene. ... City High was an American R&B/hip hop trio consisting of rappers/singers Ryan Toby, Robbie Pardlo and Claudette Ortiz. ... Wayne Wonder (born Von Wayne Charles, 22 July 1966, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae / R&B artist. ... Boobs Banton (performing at Ilosaarirock, 2006) Boobs Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 1972) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer & producer. ... This article is about the musician. ... Brad Jordan,[1] better known by his stage name Scarface (born November 9, 1970 in New Jersey) is an American rapper raised in Houston, Texas. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Jean collaborated with Shakira on her single "Hips Don't Lie", which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. This article is about the musician. ... Hips Dont Lie is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin Pop song based in a Salsa and Cumbia mix and fused with Reggaeton beat (Reggaeton Pop) performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ...


His latest collaboration is with the Billboard-charting Asian pop diva Sun on her latest hit single "China Wine", for which they co-wrote the tune and lyrics. Jean co-stars in the music video with Tony Matterhorn, Elephant Man, Tyson Beckford and Lady Saw. Ho Yeow Sun (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born June 2), better known as Sun Ho or simply Sun, is a Singaporean pop music singer. ... Tony Matterhorn is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay. ... Elephant Man, also known as The Energy God, (born ONeil Bryan on September 11, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica) is arguably one of the most colorful characters on the dancehall scene. ... Tyson Craig Beckford (born December 19, 1970 in Bronx, New York) is an American supermodel and actor, known worldwide for his muscular physique, facial structure, and tattoos; and also as the lead model for Ralph Lauren. ... Lady Saw on cover of her 2004 release Strip Tease Lady Saw is a Jamaican singer, known as the first Lady of Dancehall. She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy (which she did with No Doubt for Underneath It All — Best Performance by a Duo or Group...


Awards and nominations

Jean was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Act at the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards.[7] In 2005, he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his track entitled "Million Voices" featured on the soundtrack to the film Hotel Rwanda. The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hotel Rwanda is a historical drama film that shows the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), during the Rwandan Genocide. ...


Humanitarian efforts

Jean has been active in his support of his native country and created the foundation Yéle Haïti [8] to provide humanitarian aid and assistance to Haïti. He describes Yéle is a non-political organization intended to empower the people of Haïti and the Haïtian diaspora to rebuild their nation, saying, "The objective of Yéle Haïti is to restore pride and a reason to hope, and for the whole country to regain the deep spirit and strength that is part of our heritage".[citation needed]. Yele Haiti was created in January 13th 2005. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were present for the first anniversary in 2006. For other uses, see Diaspora (disambiguation). ...


In January 2007, Jean became a roving ambassador for Haiti, to help improve its image abroad.[9]


Television and film

  • Performed "President" on the second season of Chappelle's Show.
  • Appeared in the movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera alongside Beyonce and Mos Def, as a fortune teller.
  • Appeared for a second time on Chappelle's Show in a parody of Making the Band.
  • Appeared on the The Apprentice (US Season 4) in 2005. Did a rap, "Rubble man", with the winning team, Excel, as their reward for winning task five.
  • Also in 2005, he played gang leader Marcel Hollis who leads his group on an assault on the station house in the NBC television drama Third Watch.
  • In 2004, Jean, Pras and Hill reunited as The Fugees for an event filmed and released in 2006 as Dave Chappelle's Block Party.
  • He also starred in Virgin Mobile commercials as himself.[10] In one commercial, a woman approaches him and tricks him into signing a contract which legally binds them in marriage. She drags him back to her trailer-park home where he is mistreated, forced to work and pleasure his wife. Eventually, he runs away and seeks police assistance, but is instead arrested for violating his contract and ultimately winds up in jail.
  • Appeared in 2002 Jamaican gangster film Shottas, released in 2006.
  • In 2005, he played the role of a Jamaican drug dealer in the movie Dirty.
  • He narrated the movie Full Clip, starring Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Spliff Star, and others.
  • He has appeared and performed on the Source Awards with DJ Khaled, with Wyclef and his band and Khaled doing turntables.
  • He appears in the film "Ghosts of Cité Soleil," released in limited theaters on June 27, 2007.

Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Cover of DVD Carmen: A Hip Hopera is an MTV production from 2001 starring Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Mekhi Phifer, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow, directed by Robert Townsend. ... Making the Band is an ABC/MTV reality television series that exists in separate iterations, each iteration focusing on a specific music act. ... The Apprentice 4 was the fourth season of The Apprentice, with Donald Trump as the executive producer and host. ... Rubble Man is a song featured on the TV show The Apprentice The episode, number 57, aired on October 20, 2005. ... This article is about the television network. ... Third Watch is an NBC television drama set in New York City that ran from 1999 to 2005. ... Dave Chappelles Block Party (aka Block Party) is a documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. ... Virgin Group Ltd is a group of separately run companies that each use the Virgin brand of British celebrity business tycoon Sir Richard Branson. ... Shottas is a 2002 film about two young men who participate in organized crime in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Full Clip (2004) is an action movie starring Busta Rhymes and Xzibit. ... Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. ... Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Mobb Deep are a hip hop duo which consists of rappers Havoc and Prodigy. ... Spliff Star (born William A. Lewis) first appeared alongside Busta Rhymes as the Flipmode Squad in 1996 on his album The Coming. ... DJ Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a Arab American guy who says listen and we the best. ...

Discography

  • The Carnival (Columbia, 1997)
  • The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book (Columbia, 2000)
  • Masquerade (Columbia, 2002)
  • The Preacher's Son (J, 2003)
  • Greatest Hits (Columbia, 2003)
  • Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 (Koch, 2004)
  • The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant (Columbia, 2007)

This is a list of Wyclef Jeans albums, singles, featured appearances, album appearances, and videos. ... Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee All Stars, or more simply The Carnival, is the first solo album by Wyclef Jean. ... Masquerade is a 2002 album by Wyclef Jean. ... The Preachers Son is the fourth album released by reggae artist Wyclef Jean in 2003. ... As his 2003 album The Preachers Son was released at 7 October, this greatest hits collaboration was released the same date as well. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ YéleHaiti.org
  2. ^ "Hip hop big shot", by Kieran Grant, June 26, 2002
  3. ^ Peisner, David. "Rock Stars Who've Caught Fire Onstage!", Blender Magazine Online, February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-02. (English) 
  4. ^ BBC News (Oct. 2, 2000): "MTV Europe Music Awards: The nominations"
  5. ^ Ghosts Of Cité Soleil - Casting Info (2005)
  6. ^ Film Journal International (June 27, 2007): Ghosts of Cité Soleil (review by Frank Lovece)
  7. ^ BBC News (Oct. 2, 2000): "MTV Europe Music Awards: The Nominations"
  8. ^ Yele.org
  9. ^ BBC News (4 January 2007): "Wyclef becomes Haiti 'ambassador'"
  10. ^ Partizan - Commercials - Doug Nichol

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