Nelust Wyclef Jean, 17 October 1972, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Despite the Fugees becoming the biggest rap crossover success of the 90s thanks to the multi-platinum worldwide success of The Score, lead rapper Wyclef Jean still found time to release a solo album in 1997. Long regarded as the production mastermind behind the Fugees intoxicating blend of rap, soul and Haitian music, Wyclef Jean is also active as a remixer and producer to the R&B and dance music communities, enjoying particular success with the US number 1 single No No No by Destinys Child. Guests on his debut solo effort included Lauryn Hill and Pras (his fellow Fugees), the Neville Brothers, the I-Threes, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Cuban superstar Celia Cruz. Tracks such as Sang Fezi and Jaspora exploited his own musical ancestry while adding modern production methods to produce an intoxicating and seamlessly rhythmic collection. The...
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