Wyclef Jean releases “If I Was President 2016,” a reimagined version of his political classic, today. The track, with new lyrics about the current political and social climate, can be purchased here.
The track will be featured on J’ouvert, Wyclef’s highly anticipated new EP that will be available digitally on November 18th. J’ouvert features Young Thug, Walk The Moon and others,and the title refers to the offical beginning of Carnival.
Late last month, World Star Hip Hop debuted the video for “Hendrix.” The video is the first part of a 12-minute short film starring actors Michael K. Williams (The Wire, The Night Of), Tasha Smith (Empire) as well as newcomer, T.J. Riley, to be released soon. The track “Hendrix” will also be featured on J’ouvert.
J’ouvert is a precursor to Wyclef’s forthcoming full length album aptly titled Carnival III: Road To Clefication dropping next summer on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut The Carnival. The LP has already created quite a buzz with confirmed appearances from Young Thug, Walk The Moon Afrojack, Emeli Sandé and multiplatinum DJ/recording artist Avicii.
Wyclef is known for his wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae.With his critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated debut The Carnival, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin, and electronic music. As a solo artist, Wyclef Jean has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including 1997’s The Carnival and 2000’s The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.