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  1. Young Thug’s 10 Best Pop Guest Features, Ranked
    10. Wyclef Jean ft. Young Thug, “I Swear” (2016) Sparkling as bright as the aquamarine waters of the South Pacific, “I Swear” sounds like it belongs in a Royal Caribbean commercial—only with Wyclef’s crooning and Thugger’s warbling in place of your standard voiceover. Backed by surfy synth splashes, the ATL rapper’s voice feels like sunshine on the skin and sounds like waves crashing on the beach. It’s a forgotten gem in the Pop Thugger canon, and more importantly, proof positive that a half-assed Young Thug feature is more entertaining than most rappers’ best guest spots. Source:  djbooth.net
  2. Wyclef Affirms Legacy, Talks Career Ahead Of House By Heineken Performance
    San Francisco was blanketed with waves of concertgoers this past weekend to take in the latest edition of the  Outside Lands Festival . Headlined by Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, and Paul Simon, the eclectic gathering of musical minds gave way to a special pop-up performance from  Wyclef Jean of The Fugees fame, and we were fortunate to speak to the multi-talented artist ahead of his House by Heineken set. Read more:  HipHopWired
  3. Exclusive: Wyclef Jean Talks Unreleased Avicii Collabs, The Legend of "Afrikala" & Bringing Hip-Hop To Heineken House at Outside Lands Fest
    The 2019 summer festival season has been host to a wide range of live musical acts, but few can compete with the incomparable experience that comes with attending Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Golden Gate Park looked almost dream-like against the “Fogust” skies — San Francisco famously experiences extreme levels of fog during the month of August — where Hip-Hop and R&B standouts like Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Leon Bridges and Ella Mai shared a bill with rock, pop and alternative acts like The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, blink-182 and Twenty One Pilots amongst others. The result? Three days of cross-genre harmony in the heart of the Bay Area, in addition to the first weed-approved festival for legal consumption & purchase by way of the Grass Lands section. However, the biggest surprise came by way of The House by Heineken with a special secret performance from Hip-Hop icon  Wyclef Jean . Thankfully,  The Source was on festival grounds at Outside Lands to speak one-on-one with the legendary Fugees frontman. Read more:  The Source
  4. Wyclef Jean to Headline House by Heineken At Outside Lands Music Festival
    House by Heineken returns to San Francisco for the 2019 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival from August 9-11. Headlining this year is founding member of The Fugees - Wyclef Jean . He'll take the stage on Sunday, Aug 11 and is bringing his "One Man Band" for an incredible pop-up performance to close out the weekend. Source: musicinsf.com
  5. Outside Lands: Wyclef Jean to headline House by Heineken
    Singer-songwriter  Wyclef Jean , a founding member of The Fugees, will headline the House by Heineken tent at Outside Lands this weekend, according to a news release from the alcohol brand. He’ll perform solo in a pop-up performance on Sunday evening. “I’m looking forward to connecting with the loyal fans of Outside Lands to bring awareness to topics that are important to me through my music,” Jean said in the news release. Source: riffmagazine.com
  6. Ready Or Not - Wyclef Jean To Headline House By Heineken At Outside Lands Music Festival
    House by Heineken returns to  San Francisco  for the 2019 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival from August 9-11. Festival attendees 21+ can kick back with an ice-cold Heineken®, snag a beer koozie, enjoy a dynamic musical lineup and sample Heineken® 0.0 – the zero-alcohol brew with zero tradeoffs. Headlining the House by Heineken this year is prolific singer, songwriter, activist and founding member of The Fugees – Wyclef Jean. He'll take the stage on  Sunday, August 11  and is bringing his " One Man Band " for an incredible pop-up performance to close out the weekend. Source: prnewswire.com
  7. WYCLEF JEAN RETURNS TO THE MATEEL IN AUGUST

    Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM
    WYCLEF JEAN RETURNS TO THE MATEEL IN AUGUST
    Future Productions and the Mateel present three-time Grammy winner and member of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean Tuesday, August 13th at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway. Tickets are available now at  mateel.org  for $40 in advance for this all ages show. The doors are at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Read more: kymkemp.com
  8. Wyclef Jean Shows Off His Handstand Skills for Tig Notaro
    Funny or Die dropped a new episode of Tig Notaro's series Under a Rock today, where the comedian is tasked with figuring out the identity of yet another mystery celebrity guest: Wyclef Jean. Unlike former guests James Van Der Beek and Julie Bowen, Wyclef Jean actually takes on two forms during his interview with Notaro: the quiet, serious, nervous Wyclef Jean during the first half, and the unpredictable, stripteasing, freestyling master of handstands Notaro meets during the second half. Looks like that lucky necklace he wore for the interview did its job well — and helped Notaro figure out who the heck she was talking to as a bonus. Watch now: vulture.com
  9. Wyclef Jean: It’s time for a real conversation about race
    Wyclef Jean is best known for his uncanny knack for creating catchy dance floor bangers, but from the beginning of his career, he’s been determined to move minds as well as bodies. “I was like, ‘Yo, Fugees is short for Refugees. That will be the name of the band, and we’ll never be a musical group — we’ll be a movement,’” the acclaimed rapper and producer said when we caught up with him at the Four Seasons during the 2019 South by Southwest Music Festival in March. Read more: austin360.com
  10. Tiny Desk Family Hour: Wyclef Jean

    Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Tiny Desk Family Hour: Wyclef Jean
    At this point in his life and career, Wyclef Jean can do just about whatever he wants. He's sold millions in many configurations: as a leader of The Fugees, as a solo artist, as a featured guest on Shakira's eternal "Hips Don't Lie," as a producer and collaborator on Santana's Grammy-winning 1999 blockbuster  Supernatural  and more. His latest project is an endearing exercise in torch-passing called  Wyclef Goes Back to School , an album in which he collaborates with college students he'd scouted in a talent search. At NPR Music's Tiny Desk Family Hour — held last week at Austin's Central Presbyterian Church during SXSW — Jean showed up with an electric guitar and a pair of young mentees: Jazzy Amra and Jeremy Torres, the latter of whom joined him for a loose and appropriately smooth take on "Maria Maria." As polished as the result sounds once it gets rolling, the performance's improvisational nature gets stated right upfront for the audience to see: "So Jeremy, what I'm gonna do is, I'm just gonna vibe. And just keep up. OK? Keep up with Uncle Wyclef." Jean cowrote "Maria Maria" with Carlos Santana and others, so it's only natural that he and Torres would breathe new life into it before our eyes. Watch now: npr.org