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  1. Wyclef Jean Receives Key to the City of Brooklyn
    Though  Wyclef Jean  has been rather mum on the music end in 2018, the tremendous strides he's made over the course of his nearly 30-year career have not gone unnoticed. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams awarded Wyclef his key to the city on behalf of the borough and its 2.6 million residents last Thursday (Aug. 16). Brooklyn is one of the many stomping grounds the Haitian-born rapper grew up in as a child. After relocating to New Jersey in his teens, Wyclef went on to form the legendary  Fugees  collective and has sense won multiple awards for their musical efforts, as well as his own solo projects and business ventures. Read more: xxlmag.com
  2. With The Key To Brooklyn In Hand, Wyclef Jean Is Just Getting Started
    Hip-hop has always reigned supreme in Brooklyn, and last night, at the annual Wingate Concert Series, one of the borough and the culture’s own was celebrated. Forty years after the Haitian-born hip-hop legend  Wyclef Jean  stepped foot in Flatbush at the age of nine, the Borough President Eric L. Adams awarded him with the key to the borough Jean once called home. The Fugees co-founder is the third hip-hop artist to receive such an honor in a little over a year, following Brooklyn natives Fabolous, and the night’s master of ceremonies,  Big Daddy Kane . Read more: vibe.com
  3. Wyclef Jean & Canibus Scab Old Wounds On "Letter To Canibus"
    Wyclef Jean has returned with a new single titled “Letter To Canibus” featuring — that’s right — Canibus. Despite their tumultuous history, the two MCs have evidently made peace. Their contentious relationship stretches back over two decades when  Canibus was signed to Clef’s Refugee imprint. Clef was enlisted to produce Canibus’ debut album, 1998’s Can-I-Bus,  and when it failed to do well, Canibus blamed Clef. Read more: hiphopdx.com
  4. Wyclef Jean featured on WHYY's 'On Tour'

    Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Wyclef Jean featured on WHYY's 'On Tour'
    The next episode of WHYY’s Emmy Award-winning music series “On Tour,” airing Thursday, Aug. 2, at 9 p.m., will feature three-time Grammy winner Wyclef Jean performing live at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore. Loaded with awesome footage of ‘Clef performing such hits as “President” and “We Trying to Stay Alive,” the program shows him joyously interacting with the sold-out audience, which sang along with him throughout his diverse and soul-satisfying set. On several occasions, he showed his skills as a guitarist, which I personally tend to forget about. Read more: phillytrib.com
  5. Showtek & MOTi Bring Out “Down Easy”

    Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    Showtek & MOTi Bring Out “Down Easy”
    With four talented artists listed on the credits, the new single “Down Easy” from Universal Music Germany is definitely one to pick up. A Dutch-inspired sound comes courtesy of  Showtek  and  MOTi,  who bring on board the inimitable  Wyclef Jean  and Australian rising star  Starley. 
  6. Wyclef Jean Adds Island Influence to Showtek & MOTi’s “Down Easy” Ft. Starley
    They say breaking up is hard to do, but when put to an island groove, it may be easier than usual. Dutch electronic dance music duo Showtek links up with MOTi, Starey, and  Wyclef Jean  for the uptempo tune “Down Easy.” Showtek is known for EDM sound, but with Wyclef’s influence, “Down Easy” takes on a more tropical feel. Read more: singersroom.com
  7. Showtek, MOTi, Starley & Wyclef Jean Bring Island Heat to 'Down Easy': Exclusive
    Breaking up is never easy, but what if you give someone the bad news over a funky island beat?  Showtek  and  MOTi  enlisted Australia's  Starley  and Haitian rap icon  Wyclef Jean  for a well-intentioned heartbreaker, and hopefully it helps the news go "Down Easy." It's a fun new vibe for the producers, and an opportunity to work with a living legend that no one took for granted. Read more: billboard
  8. The Black Sea Jazz Festival 2018

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM
    The Black Sea Jazz Festival 2018
    This was a day of redemption. A day that really wrote history for me, you might say. Add some more high-strung expletives and you’ll still not come close to what we feasted on that day, courtesy of Wyclef Jean, who started at exactly 21:00. Unheard of! His second act of awesomeness was a joke or two about Erykah Badu and her being sleepy. Amen to that, brother! Next awesome act– he put his all into it. Soul, body, emotions, energy. Read more: georgiatoday.ge
  9. Watch: Jazzy Amra – You Got Me (Remix) ft. Wyclef Jean & Riley | Music Video
    If you haven’t gotten familiar with the sounds of Jazzy Amra, now would be a great time to do so. Today the talented up and coming star is back with something new for our listening enjoyment, offering up the visuals for her “You Got Me (Remix).” Jazzy is Grammy award-winning recording artist and music innovator Wyclef Jean and Heads Music debut artist, and she brings her smooth sounds to the forefront. Watch now: stupiddope.com  
  10. Wyclef Jean Talks Kanye, Generational Hip-Hop Beef & Drake Sampling ‘Ex-Factor’
    In celebration of  Black Music Month , EBONY  chopped it up with hip hop heavyweight Wyclef Jean about everything from his own music to looking out for the next generation. He also delves into Kanye West’s recent controversial rants and how he felt about Drake sampling a song written about his relationship with band mate Lauryn Hill 20 years ago. Read more: ebony.com