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  1. Former Fugees member Wyclef Jean has quietly had himself a very strong year so far in 2017. Besides being the inspiration behind Young Thug's award-winning music video that the Atlanta rapper didn't even end up appearing in, he was also inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, alongside names like Kelly Ripa and Connie Chung. Now, Jean has a different achievement to celebrate - the release for  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a  Refugee. This new album is his first full-length offering since 2009, when he dropped  From the Hut, To the Projects.  This LP is also the sequel, both in name and spirit, to 2007's  Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Read more: hotnewhiphop.com
  2. Wyclef Jean has done a whole lot of collaborations in his career, working with everyone from Kenny Rogers to the Rock—and that was just on one album. But Clef has a different type of co-star in his new song and video "Borrowed Time"—NASA's Juno satellite. Complex is happy to premiere the Jose Javy Ferrer-directed visual, which you can watch above. Working side by side with the scientists from the Juno project, Wyclef incorporated sounds from Jupiter recorded by the satellite into "Borrowed Time." Read more: complex.com
  3. Wyclef Jean is officially back in action in the music world, and he’s finally releasing the third installment of his  Carnival  series,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee . The latest project, arriving through Legacy Records, completes his trilogy from the past two decades. The new album from the Haitian musician contains a total of 12 tracks, with features from the likes of Emeli Sandé, Lunch Money Lewis, D.L. Hughley, Riley and many more. Wyclef previously took a lengthy musical hiatus, during which time he ran to be elected as President of Haiti, and participated in a slew of philanthropy work. Now, he’s back and more focused on his music than ever as a solo artist, having dropped his new single, “Fela Kuti,” off of the album back in June. Read more: xxlmag.com
  4. Wyclef Jean is back. For the third time in 30 years — with each volume arriving at the decade mark — the Fugees frontman has released another edition of his  Carnival  series. With the third installment,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee , ‘Clef unleashes a 12-track effort featuring appearances by a slew of artists, including Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook, Marx Solvila (“Slums”), Tbaby (“Warrior”), and Stix (“Shotta Boys”). Read more: rap-up.com
  5. Wyclef Jean has followed through on his promise to release his new full length album, the third installment of his Carnival series. The new album,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of A Refugee  was released on September 15th, just seven months after the release of his  J’ouvert  EP.   Carnival III  is Wyclef’s eighth solo album. Read more: parlemag.com
  6. Wyclef Jean has released his new project  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee , his first full-length album in over eight years. The LP is available for streaming on both Apple Music and Spotify. The 12-song collection features guest appearances from Emeli Sandé, the Knocks, Lunch Money Lewis and Supah Mario. The recording also comes as Wyclef is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut album,  The Carnival  and the 10th anniversary of  The Carnival II . In addition to the album, the former Fugees member released a new video for his song “Borrowed Time.” Wyclef used sounds recorded by the Juno satellite, which has been orbiting Jupiter and taking pictures and recording sounds, to create the track. Read more: theboombox.com
  7. Wyclef Jean Imagines Himself as President

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    "Donald Trump, he won the competition," singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean crooned to the cords of his 2010 ballad "If I was President." "Hillary Clinton, she put up a competition. Bernie Sanders, he was taken from the competition," Jean sang, tailoring the track to reflect the current political climate on an acoustic set for "Salon Stage." After Jean's remixed introduction recapping the 2016 presidential election, he went into the song's lyrics—a hit song from his album "Welcome to Haiti/Creole 101." Read more: salon.com
  8. Wyclef Jean’s new album  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee  is here via Legacy Recordings. This is his first album in eight years and falls on the 20th anniversary of his debut album  The Carnival . The former Fugees member released the first single off his new album “Fela Kuti” back in June, and the album follows his EP  The J’ouvert . In March, Jean was wrongfully detained by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers after being racially profiled and mistaken as a suspect of a robbery. Read more: thefader.com
  9. Wyclef Jean has returned with a third installment of  The Carnival  series, which kicked off 20 years ago. The Fugees vet’s latest entry,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee , features 12 new tracks. D.L. Hughley, Lunch Money Lewis and Emeli Sandé are among the guests on the LP, though Jean noted that he’s most excited about the producers involved. Read more: hiphopdx.com
  10. Hello Wyclef!   Where are you and what’s happening?  Right now I’m in Jersey  (1) . After this interview I’ll hit the track and do a nice run with my daughter and wife. In high school, my wife was a track star so she keeps me forever slim jim! Your album The Carnival came out in 1997 and Carnival Vol II appeared in 2007. Now here we are with The Carnival Vol III in 2017. Will there be another in 10 years? Yeah, you already know it! Every 10, you get a Carnival! Can the Guardian run an exclusive about your   summer 2027 release? Of course! You can announce it now: The Return of the Perfect Gentleman. That’s the working title. Read the full interview here: theguardian.com