1. Wyclef Jean Looks to Youth For Talent and Inspiration (Q&A)
    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:
  2. Watch: Netflix Moves to Champion Diversity & Representation in Animation
    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:
  3. Wyclef Jean's Childhood Is Being Turned Into an Animated Netflix Film
    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:
  4. Wyclef Jean's Childhood in Haiti to be Featured in New Netflix Movie
    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:
  5. Netflix Orders Animated Wyclef Jean Movie From Greg Silverman’s Stampede
    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:
  6. Netflix Turning Wyclef Jean's Life Story Into an Animated Movie
    Wyclef Jean  continues to prove why he is one of the more innovative musicians in hip-hop by venturing off the beaten path of biopics to partner with  Netflix  and create an animated musical about his youth.  According to  Deadline , Netflix has ordered the film from former Warner Bros. Pictures executive Greg Silverman's Stampede Entertainment. The movie will be co-penned by Disney's  Jungle Book  screenwriter Justin Marks and center around 'Clef's Haitian childhood and detail how a love for music and a story of immigration helped him overcome his circumstances. Source:
  7. Wyclef Jean’s Childhood In Haiti To Be Captured In Netflix Animated Feature
    EXCLUSIVE :  Netflix  will make a CG-animated feature film inspired by the childhood of Haitian singer and The Fugees co-founder  Wyclef Jean .  Greg Silverman ’s upstart production company Stampede is partnering with the three-time Grammy Award-winning musician to produce the film. Script will be written by  Justin Marks , whose credits include  The Jungle Book,  its sequel, and  Top Gun: Maverick . It will be informed by Jean’s childhood in Haiti, where he lived until his family emigrated to Brooklyn at age 9, and then to New Jersey where he began his musical path. Read more:
  8. Mural of Wyclef Jean unveiled in Newark

    Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 9:00 PM
    Mural of Wyclef Jean unveiled in Newark
  9. Nia Boom Interviews Wyclef’s Protege Heads Music Artist Jazzy Amra
    True to her name  Heads Music  Artist “Jazzy Amra” from the Bronx is just that, a little Jazz and R&B mixed with a soulful Hip-Hop edge. Hailing from the Boogie Down Bronx, Kingsbridge Road to be exact Jazzy Amra is Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Wyclef Jean’s (from the Legendary Fugees) protege. Making heavy waves in the industry with a dope new sound that is definitely lacking in today’s musical climate Jazzy’s voice and undeniable aura put her on the radar. Working with her mentor Wyclef, Harlem Rapper Dave East and others Jazzy is making her mark. Read more:
  10. Announcing Keynote Joseph Lubin & Featured Speakers Wyclef Jean, Maria Shriver, Zoe Saldana & More
    From the future of human space travel on the footsteps of the moon landing’s 50th Anniversary to a new digital frontier lead by blockchain, today SXSW announces  Keynote Joseph Lubin  and  more Featured Speakers  who are exploring what’s next across the worlds of technology, film, culture, music, and beyond. Read more: