Concerts

Wyclef Jean at Sun Life Stadium September 3

Wyclef Jean is a true Renaissance man. His career started with the Fugees. 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 Score, went multiplatinum, the Fugees imploded. But the group spawned the illustrious and still-relevant solo careers of Jean and Lauryn Hill. To date, Wyclef has released seven albums. He tried to run for the Haitian presidency in 2010. And he's a visiting fellow in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. This Saturday, he'll help the Florida Marlins get down after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies.

Actually, the Marlins' winning percentage is wallowing way below .500, so the concert might end up being more consolation than celebration. But who cares? You'll have your foam finger pointed to the sky and you'll be eating a hot dog, nachos, cotton candy, hot nuts, and Cracker Jack while Wyclef performs get-up-and-boogie classics.

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Matt Preira