Wyclef Jean is baring his soul in the upcoming autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story. And he's including all the dirty details. For more than a decade, fans of epic rap group The Fugees have been fascinated with the details of the band's demise, the sexual relationship between Lauryn Hill an ... More >>
How awesome would it be if there were entire orchards of fruit-bearing woody plants with full-grown human females dangling from the branches, instead of apples, oranges, or mangoes? Unfortunately, that's just Crossfade's kinky agri-sexual fantasy. And even though it might seem that local pop-hop cr ... More >>
In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>
via Facebook.com/WyclefWyclef Jean Sun Life Stadium September 3, 2011 Better Than: Being president of Haiti. Or at least, that's what Wyclef tells himself. The last Super Saturday concert I went to after a Florida Marlins game at Sun Life Stadium, the lead singer of KC and The Sunshine Band pul ... More >>
Wyclef Jean is a true renaissance man. His career started with The Fugees. Just think about that fact -- one of the most original, distinct collective voices in hip-hop was only the beginning for this Haitian rapper, producer, and politician. After the trio's second and final album The ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>
Luke goes to bat for the musician.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for Wyclef Jean.Wyclef Jean should have the opportunity to become Haiti's president. He should keep fight ... More >>
Via Wyclef's Twitter page.Shut out of the Haitian presidential race, attacked everywhere for his financial mismanagement, and embroiled in a nasty celebrity feud with Sean Penn, Wyclef Jean is not exactly in a friendly mood these days. So when the Haitian authorities rejected his appeal and ... More >>
On Wyclef Jean's personal list of "Things That Will Never, Ever Happen" -- including playing a Fugees reunion show with Pras and winning a good taxpayer award from the IRS -- the singer can now add a new entry with some confidence: serving as president of Haiti.The Haitian electoral council ruled ... More >>
In his young bid to become Haiti's next president, Wyclef Jean has already weathered more criticism than Rick Santorum at a Dan Savage house party. Mostly, he's been hammered for his record running Yéle, his charity, which paid hundreds of thousands in fishy fees to Wyclef himself or his friends ... More >>
Wyclef's first campaign pledge: Annoying World Cup horns for all.Wyclef Jean is still waiting to find out whether he's actually eligible to run for president in Haiti, a nation that doesn't recognize dual citizenship. But that doesn't mean his campaign isn't already in full swing.Jean has release ... More >>
In exactly what world are we living when the breakup of a hip-hop group leads to drama in a presidential election? Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti (which seems like a tough job considering he can barely run his charity, career, or personal finances), and now his former Fugees bandma ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
In case you weren't skeptical of Wyclef Jean's soon-to-be official candidacy to become president of poor, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Smoking Gun just posted some documents you might want to take a look at. The IRS has hit Jean with $2.1 million in tax liens over the last three years, ... More >>
Wyclef Jean for president?Wyclef Jean is seriously mulling a campaign for president of Haiti. His candidacy was buzzing around political circles in Little Haiti all last week, and then over the weekend, the one-time Fugee confirmed to a Canadian newspaper that he has already filed paperwork ... More >>
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti charity has raised millions of dollars since the earthquake in the singer's home country, but numerous allegations have arisen about how the money has been spent and how the charity has been run.Now the Smoking Gun reports Yele paid $105,000 to Zakiya ... More >>
Next week CBS and its Super Bowl crew will invadeMiami and they're bringing their news shows along, and it's a homecoming of sorts for two of the eye network's biggest stars. The shows will also bring live performances to South Beach from Gloria Estefan, Justin Bieber and Wynnona Judd and Wyclef ... More >>
For this year's Super Bowl festivities, a four-day, celebrity-filled affair is about to check in to the newly renovated Eden Roc Renaissance Resort under the name of Hotel 944. The party kicks off with a charity event hosted by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his Super Skins partner, Nick Lachey ... More >>
Here's our footage of Wyclef live from Haiti back in 2006 for a free concert to 50,000 on Jacmel Beach. The show was sponsored by his foundation, Yéle Haiti.Wyclef admits that his Yéle Haiti organization has made mistakes in the past, but denies that he ever personally profited from them. He has ... More >>
We reported yesterday about the tax documents uncovered by The Smoking Gun that made Haitian-born musician and producer Wyclef Jean's NGO, Yéle Haiti, seem a bit self-serving. While Yéle Haiti has probably done plenty of good for the impoverish nation, the numbers and circumstances still raises a ... More >>
According to tax documents posted by The Smoking Gun, Wyclef Jean has used Yele for his own gain.All over Facebook, Twitter, television newscasts, and radio broadcasts, reporters and ordinary folks have been encouraging relatives, friends and anyone who cares to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti ... More >>
Mecca aka Grimo is an American of Haitian descent who raps in English and Kreyol for Wyclef's Sak Pase Records label. Listen above for his interview with Cheryl Mizell on WEDR 99 Jamz's Community Voices show from 6 - 7 am on Saturday.Did you know that Haitians fought in the Siege of Savannah in 17 ... More >>
Buggah D. Govannah (pronounced Governor) has been a fixture in Miami's hip-hop scene for a long time now. Here's an old picture of him with Wyclef. In this segment of Who's Haitian, Buggah gives you some black history, since it's February and all.
Buggah D. Govanah, president of On Point Entertainment and Marketing is sick of bootleg rap shows with bad sound and no production value. He's set out to change that through a benefit for Haiti that's creating a platform for Caribbean artists and artists of Caribbean descent to get together o ... More >>
Miami's foreclosure fiasco rages on, and its latest victim is a familiar face. Rapper/producer Wyclef Jean took out a $2 million mortgage to purchase and renovate a Miami Beach spread but failed to keep up on payments, according to the Palm Beach Post's Jose Lambiet (who apparently doesn't know mu ... More >>
Therell be sweet tunes aplenty at Dolphin Stadium today.
You cant deny the Calle Ocho festival, even if you try.
"Hips Don't Lie" (Arista)
"Take It Easy" (Sony)
Who says Liberty City can't be a live-music mecca?
Wyclef goes Jamaican on stage and screen
Wyclef goes to church in North Miami
April 15-21, 1999
May 14 - 20, 1998