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Wyclef Jean (2002)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, August 2002

From the Fugees to Tom Jones, Haiti's very own Wyclef Jean talks hip hop, crack vs. music, martial arts and Cab Calloway

File format: mp3 File size: 26.4mb Interview length: 28' 50" Sound quality: ****

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Logical Procession: Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars: The Carnival (Ruff House)

Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 21 June 1997

A LOT OF RUBBISH has been written about the Fugees since 'Killing Me Softly' elevated them to the dizzying pinnacle of pop stardom, and Wyclef ...

Public Enemy, Cypress Hill et al: Smokin' Grooves Tour, Key Arena, Seattle

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 12 September 1998


Wyclef Jean: House of Blues, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 18 October 1999

Wyclef Jeans Moves Keep 'em Guessing ...

LL Cool J, Canibus and Wyclef Jean: The '4,3,2,1' Beef

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, 2000

WHEN CANIBUS recorded a verse for LL Cool J's '4,3,2,1' in 1997, he can hardly have realised what was about to unfold. ...

Wyclef Jean: The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book (Columbia)

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 20 September 2000

EVER HAVE A bright idea, a 1000-watt bulb so blazin that it inevitably slides into the collective consciousness of pop culture? Even if the brainstorm ...

Wyclef Jean: Brixton Academy, London **

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 10 July 2001


Various Artists: America: A Tribute To Heroes

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, March 2002

Star-Spangled Bummer:  Record of benefit concert/telethon for victims of September 11 ...

Wyclef Jean: Only Human

Interview by Amy Linden, The Source, July 2002

Wyclef Jean is one of America's favorite crossover rappers. But will he be able to keep it clean when he takes it back to the ...

Tom Jones: 'When You're Working With Bling-Blings, You Gotta Wear Bling-Blings'

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 October 2002

Caroline Sullivan is left breathless by Tom Jones's hip-hop makeover ...

Tom Jones and Wyclef Jean

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, Touch, November 2002

SO YOU'RE sitting there, in the London Metropole hotel, chatting to Wyclef Jean about his new LP, Maqsquerade. ...

Tom Jones: Soul mates

Interview by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 2 November 2002

What do you get if you cross hip-hop superstar Wyclef Jean with the voice from the Valleys? The most soulful record of Tom Jones's career, ...

Last Night A Record Changed My Life: Wyclef Jean on Bob Dylan's Infidels

Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, April 2003

I FIRST HEARD Infidels when I was about 15 years old. My brother was away, me and him were in different schools. I was more ...

Wyclef Jean: "I preach to the streets"

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 28 November 2003

Why did Wyclef Jean help Tom Jones do hip-hop? Why has he got 62 guns? And what's he doing with 20,000 songs on a Dictaphone? ...

Wyclef Jean: The Preacher's Son ****

Review and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, December 2003

That "one time, two times" bloke out of the Fugees makes an album for MOJO readers. No, really. ...

Wyclef Jean: "Fans are calling me the new Dylan"

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 5 December 2010

WHAT SCUPPERED Wyclef Jean's bid to be president of Haiti? Well, it wasn't modesty. On the eve of the election result, the rapper talks death ...

see also Fugees, The


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