Wyclef Jean releases "Carnival III: The Fall And Rise Of A Refugee" LP
It turns out, the Fugees vet is back in September.
Wyclef Jean has returned with a third installment of The Carnival of the series, which began 20 years ago.
The Fugees veterinarian of the last entry, Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, has 12 new songs. D. L. Hughley, Lunch Money Lewis and Emeli Sandé are among the guests on the LP, although Jean noted that he is the most excited about the producers involved.
"What makes this special is the nation of producers," he said to HipHopDX in a recent interview. "For example, the Young Thug record ['Wyclef'], the producer of Super Mario. Probably he was listening to The Carnival when he was seven years old. So that is in the studio with the Uncle of the clef, put the two frequencies together and you get a record called 'Fela Kuti.' Then you have another young girl of the crew called Knox. Come on ... 'Uncle of the clef that we're trying to create 'Stayin' Alive' we want to overcome that.' So we put the frequencies together and reach a record called 'What Happened To the Love?' This is the year 1997 meets the 2017".
Check out the stream, cover art and list of songs for the Carnival III below.
1. The slums f. Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook and Marx Solvila
2. Turn Me Good
3. Borrowed Time
4. Fela Kuti
5. Warrior f. T-Baby
6. Shotta Children f. Stix
7. Double Dutch (f. Eric Nimmer and D. L. Hughley
8. What Happened to the Love f. Lunch Money Lewis and Bumps
9. Carry On-f. Emeli Sandé
10. Concrete Rose (f. Hannah Eggen and Izolan
11. Trapicabana f. Riley
12. Thank God for the Culture f. Marx Solvila, J Mika and Leon Lacey