Oct 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: Wyclef Jean

Impressions: Style and Fashion at Sting


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Varun Baker

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Impressions: Onstage At Sting’s 30th Anniversary


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Varun Baker

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LargeUp TV: Wyclef Talks Sting, Dancehall + Dubplates

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Video Shot by Allison Swank:::Edited by Kieran Meadows

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If you’ve followed Wyclef since his start with the Fugees, you know ‘Clef isn’t just a fan of dancehall, he’s a proper student of the culture. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Refugee Camp Sound president for a wide-ranging conversation on all things dancehall and Jamaica, ahead of his upcoming appearance at the 30th anniversary edition of the world’s greatest dancehall show, Sting.

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Haitian Christmas, 101: Drinking Cremas with Wyclef

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Video shot by Allison Swank:::Edited by Kieran K. Meadows— haitian-christmas-wyclef-cremas-2

A few nights back the LargeUp + Okayplayer crew were invited to meet with Wyclef in NYC to talk ‘Clef’s just announced appearance at next week’s Sting festival in Jamaica, among other things ranging from classic dancehall clashes to Dave Chappelle.

As we stepped in the room, we couldn’t help but notice a homemade bottle of cremas which, it turned out, had been lovingly crafted by ‘Clef own aunt. For those that don’t know, cremas (or kremas, as it’s sometimes spelled) is Haiti’s extra potent answer to egg nog.

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You Rate It: Wyclef Jean’s “Bagay Nef”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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“Bagay Nef,” an early leak off of Wyclef‘s upcoming The Carnival Returns mixtape, might be the most creative tune the Refugee Camp leader has given us in years. Delivered in kreyol, the track features an blend of uptempo kompa, trap/EDM beats and even some dancehall vibes, with vocal delivery that reminds us of one Vybz Kartel. Clef intermittenly namedrops “Dubstep,” so we guess that’s supposed to be in there too, though we don’t hear it.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Haitian MCs Besides Wyclef


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