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

August 13, 2013

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”


“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.

In any case, we think the track is pretty fresh, and a step in the right direction for Clef. We can definitely see this becoming a big international carnival anthem. The commenters on YouTube seem to be quite anti-“Bagay Nef,” so we thought we’d try and get a consensus over here, though. Stream and download below.