Today in Hip-Hop: Wyclef Jean Releases ‘Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival’

On this day, June 24, in hip-hop history... 1997: Sixteen months removed from the Fugees final and wildly successful project, The Score, creative mastermind, Wyclef Jean, made his determined and unaccompanied leap into the solo recording world with the release of his debut album, Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival. Fresh off the propulsion of the Fugees collective achievements, the Haitian-born and New York/New Jersey raised Wyclef approached his solo effort as a canvas for not only his multi-faceted talents with instrumentation, but also his dexterity for production. In fusing an array of cross-cultured musical influences, Wyclef unified his heritage for one encompassing sound. Integrating a ...

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