Sunday, January 17, 2010
Video: Wyclef Jean - Yéle
Spotted on the blog AfroSpear
Yele is a song from the hip hop Album (1997) entitled "Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee All Stars", or more simply The Carnival. It was Wyclef Jean's first solo album
The album features guest artists such as including Celia Cruz, The Neville Brothers and Jean's bandmates from The Fugees, Lauryn Hill and Pras.
The album features skits between many of its songs, most of them set in a fictional trial for Wyclef Jean, in which he is accused of being "a player and a bad influence".
The final three songs are sung in Haitian Creole.
The album sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and was RIAA certified 2x Platinum (source wikipedia)
It's sad to see that Wyclef now has to defend himself against allegations of misappropriated funds from his Yéle Haiti Foundation. The charity foundation is used to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. See the full story on all Hip hop.