- 8 years ago
Having helped to create the highest-selling album in hip-hop history, won multiple Grammys, collaborated with everyone from U2’s Bono to Carlos Santana and established a foundation to provide humanitarian aid to residents of his birth country, Wyclef Jean has accomplished more in his musical career to date than most do in an entire lifetime. Those who simply know Clef as a pop superstar, however, aren’t getting the whole story; long before the Fugees alum was an internationally-known recording artist and humanitarian, he was a hungry battle-rapper with his feet planted firmly on the streets. On his new, DJ Drama-hosted mixtape/EP, the emcee/singer/producer harks back to those days, stepping into the role of gritty yet noble revolutionary Toussaint St. Jean to tell us how he really feels about the ‘hood and the music industry.
Released November 10, via Carnival House/MegaForce/RED/Sony Music, From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion is a hard-hitting effort with a sweeping, cinemati