Update on Wyclef: “The Carnival 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant”

31 05 2007

He hasn’t changed his name to Mr. Jean, but lately it seems Wyclef has been as far from the spotlight as his former Fugees mate Lauryn Hill.

“It’s been a minute for me,” he admitted to MTV News a couple of weeks ago on the set of T.I.’s “You Know What It Is” video (see “T.I. Getting Ahead Of His Selves With Second Clip From Alter-Ego LP”).

But ‘Clef recently connected with T.I. while he was in Atlanta and asked the “Bankhead” rapper to put him up in a studio while he was in town. Tip acquiesced and let ‘Clef set up shop at a studio he could use all by himself.

The result? Not only did he produce T.I.’s next single, but Wyclef also kick-started his next album, The Carnival 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant — the sequel to his debut, The Carnival — which is tentatively due in September. The new set follows 2003’s The Preacher’s Son and 2004’s international-flavored Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101.

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Fugees Reunion “straight dead”

25 05 2007

There were faint signs of hope. There were reasons to believe. There was even a decent comeback single released in late 2005 called “Take It Easy,” in which Lauryn Hill passionately and repeatedly proclaimed “we need reconciliation!” Now, there’s nothing but destroyed dreams and disappointed, disillusioned fans.

Straight dead” is how Prazrakel “Praz” Michel described the status of the highly anticipated Fugees reunion album.

“You know, unfortunately, Miss Hill, she’s got some things she needs to deal with. I wish her the best, but life goes on,” Michel told SOHH.com.

In the meantime, Michel and lead Fugees vocalist Wyclef Jean continue to work on solo material and movies (“I gotta shoot a movie with my man Josh Lucas and Tim Roth after I finish my album,” Michel revealed), and Hill continues to make millions of anxious fans wait for her artistic insanity to end.

source: dose.ca | sohh.com

Related Links:
Video: Watch the interview with Pras
Video: Fugees reuniting at 2005 BET Awards part 1 | part 2
Audio: Fugees latest (and last?) song: “Wanna Be” (2006)
Video: Fugees reuniting at Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2004

“Lose Myself” – brand new song by Lauryn Hill

12 05 2007

There is a brand new Lauryn Hill song coming our way! The song is entitled “Lose Myself” and will be included on the official soundtrack for “Surf’s Up” – an animated motion picture. Movie and soundtrack will be released in June 2007.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the return of Ms. Lauryn Hill!,” exclaimed Liza Richardson, an avid surfer, DJ and music supervisor for “Surf’s Up.” “Apparently, she related to Big Z’s story — reaching the top, checking out for a while, doing some soul searching and re-emerging with joy — and wrote and recorded a real celebratory summer jam session for ‘Surf’s Up.’ We’re glad to have Lauryn back where she belongs!”

AND HERE IT IS: Listen to “Lose Myself”

Related Links:
Audio: Listen to “Lose Myself”
Message Board: New Lauryn Hill Song: Lose Myself – June 05th
Lyrics: “I had to lose myself, so I can love you better…”