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  1. After teaching masterclasses and hosting talent competitions while on tour at some of the A-list colleges across the United States,  Wyclef Jean  decided to fuse that newfound rush of creative energy into his next album. With his  Wyclef Goes Back To School  album slated to release March 15, the Haitian rapper delivers a potent visual to the project's lead single  "Demons Enjoy,"  premiering on Billboard today (Feb. 15). Read more: billboard.com
  2. Wyclef Jean  returns with a brand new track. Last November, the legend announced he’d be releasing a new album, Wyclef goes Back to School, slated for release in March. The album—which features collaborations with students from Howard, Temple, UCLA, USC, NYU, UMass Lowell, and more— came to form during his 2018 Carnival Tour, after he visited various colleges around the U.S. Read more: okayplayer.com
  3. Wyclef Jean  returns with a brand new track. Last November, the legend announced he’d be releasing a new album, Wyclef goes Back to School, slated for release in March. The album—which features collaborations with students from Howard, Temple, UCLA, USC, NYU, UMass Lowell, and more— came to form during his 2018 Carnival Tour, after he visited various colleges around the U.S. Read more: okayplayer.com
  4. In a black and white chinchilla coat, music artist Wyclef Jean spoke candidly about how his mom took a gun out of his hand and replaced it with a guitar. "I vowed when I created my group, The Fugees, that I wouldn't be bragging about crack, about selling dope, about how bad we are in the streets," Jean said to students at South Philadelphia High School Wednesday afternoon. "Because if you know anything about toting guns, it ain't really nothing to brag about at the end of the day." Read more: phillytrib.com
  5. Wyclef's  new protegèe, Jazzy Amra, is ready to burst onto the scene under the tutelage of the legendary hyphenate. Today (Feb. 1), the vivacious songstress premieres her six-track debut album  AMRA,  with an executive-producer credit from Jean and Madeline Nelson.  Read more: Billboard.com
  6. In the 22 years following the release of the Fugees’ chart-topping, groundbreaking album  The Score , Wyclef Jean has certainly kept himself busy. As a solo artist, Wyclef has put out seven albums, including his latest,  Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee , released in September 2017. Beyond the music, Wyclef is currently producing an animated film with Netflix about his journey from growing up in Haiti to finding his way in New York, where he immigrated at age nine. Perhaps most ambitiously, Jean is also set to unveil a prototype of the first hip-hop guitar which, when paired with an augmented reality app, will teach aspiring students the fingering progressions of a catalog of songs. Read interview: sxsw.com
  7. In October, Netflix announced an  Untitled Wyclef Jean  CG-animated feature film project. The movie will be inspired by the childhood experiences of the singer and co-founder of The Fugees. Justin Marks (The Jungle Book, Top Gun: Maverick) is writing the script, which will pull from Jean’s early years in Haiti before his family emigrated to Brooklyn when he was nine, and then to New Jersey, where his journey to musical stardom began. Read more: animationmagazine.net
  8. Wyclef Jean 's life is getting animated. The former Fugees leader has teamed up with Netflix for a CG-animated feature film that will trace the rapper's childhood in Haiti and emigration to Brooklyn with his family at age nine. According to  Deadline , the show will be co-produced by Greg Silverman's  Stampede  content creation company and Jean, with a script from  Top Gun: Maverick  writer Justin Marks. Read more: billboard.com
  9. Wyclef Jean continues to make strides in arenas outside of rap. It was recently revealed he will co-produce a new animated Netflix movie about his childhood in Haiti. The Fugees co-founder is linking up with Greg Silverman’s upstart production company Stampede for the CG-animated show, according to  Deadline . Justin Marks will have the duty of penning the script. Jean believes the project will be inspirational. “I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination,” he said. “Now to see that imagination turn into reality with Netflix and my producing partners makes me want to tell the kids from the slums around the world to never stop dreaming.” Source: xxlmag.com
  10. Netflix has given the greenlight to a CG animated musical movie that will revolve around the life story of Fugees founding member Wyclef Jean. The project hails from Stampede, the production banner recently launched by former Warner Bros. Pictures executive Greg Silverman. Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”) is on board to write the script. The pic will focus on Jean’s childhood growing up in poverty in Haiti. Source: variety.com