Wyclef Jean Shows the Consequences of a Robbery in “Hendrix” Video
Wyclef Jean made an entire film for his new music video. The Fugues member recruited veteran actors Michael K. Williams and Tasha Smith to help him tell the story of his single "Hendrix." The visual portrays a young man committing a robbery in order to get his girl some jewelry. But the victim of the chain snatching comes back with a vengeance, which leads to some dire consequences.
The video enhances Wyclef Jean's tale of the choices people make when they are in a difficult situation. The song is inspired by Wyclef's own experience as he watched others go down a dangerous path while he stuck with music.
"This speaks to the neighborhood I grew up in and how it didn't look like much," Wyclef said of the song. "The devil, or the streets, offered drugs and cartel and I chose music. Some homies chose the NBA, or we would see people like Shaq who are from Newark and see how they made it out the danger zone."
The full-length version of the "Hendrix" video can be viewed on Wyclef Jean's CLEFZone App, which you can download now at the Google Play store. The song itself is the first single off Wyclef's upcoming album titled J'ouvert. An EP of that same name was originally supposed to be released in September. It appears that Wyclef decided to push it back so J'ouvert could be turned into a proper LP.
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