Today In Hip-Hop: Wyclef Jean Releases ‘The Carnival’ Debut

Wyclef Jean decided to branch out to pursue a solo career after releasing the widely successful The Score with The Fugees. The result was his debut album, The Carnival, which moved away from the popular gangster rap aesthetic at the time and embodied a variety of rich genres. Many have argued that ‘Clef was the genius behind the Fugees’ sound. It seems apparent on The Carnival, where he relies on all facets of influences rather than just pure hip-hop. On The Carnival, he combined reggae, soul, disco, Caribbean grooves, Haitian music and more to create a thrilling atmosphere for the listener. ...

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