Wyclef Jean on Sound Session (again!)

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Live Performances, Politics, Sound Session, Videos on August 11th, 2008 by Hyphen

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The same day that Kardinal Offishall came through the Sound Session studios, Wyclef Jean stopped by for his second appearance on the show.  If you missed the first interview, you can find it on our podcast page right here.  Since we discussed his recent album, Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, last time, we got to have a much more in depth convo with Clef during this interview.

Some people have criticized his recent hip-hop work and his forays into pop, but Clef will always be one of my favorite artists.  Without exaggeration, I’d rank both the original Carnival and the Fugees’ The Score in my top 5 albums of all time, and maybe even higher.  Perhaps I’m in the minority there, but any way you slice it, they’re classics.  Plus, he was my very first interview back in 2000 when he headlined the MTV Campus Invasion tour during my college radio days (KSPC what up!).  Dude was cool as hell then, and it’s the same today.

In this interview, Clef told us some stories behind his favorite songs from the past, why the Fugees reunion failed, what it’ll take to make it happen, how he’s seen the industry change over the years, how his music reaches around the world, his charity work, politics, and much more.  Plus, just like last time, he wouldn’t leave without dropping a little freestyle for us.  Though I must say, he was the one who wanted to use “A Milli.”  Lord knows it’s been rapped over enough, especially since it’s not even a great beat…at all…but I digress.

You can either watch the interview above (not recommended, since the audio is sketchy), or listen to the broadcast feed below (mixed in with beats & songs).  I’d check the mp3 if I were you:

Wyclef Jean on Sound Session #02 – http://www.mediafire.com/?akv85dmyfbp
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/16860037c2b69ad0/ )

I also tossed in some footage of Clef recording the freestyle at the end of the interview video.  If you just want to watch that part or download the song, here you go:

Wyclef Jean – “A Milli Freestyle (Sound Session Exclusive)”

Caribbean swagger…big up to Clef.

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Sound Session #167 (8-10-08)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on August 11th, 2008 by Hyphen


I’m not sure how I manage to have more work on weekends than during the week, but in any case, here’s last night’s Sound Session, apologies that it’s a little late.  It’s worth the wait though, as we played brand new music by The Game (produced by Just Blaze), Heltah Skeltah (with Illmind on the boards), The Knux, our homey Kardinal, the legendary Q-Tip, and more.  We also gave SNSS debuts to Random, OPeriod, and Skyrise (a new group with my man Don Cerino), and had local artist Neema come through to blast off his new single with Mistah F.A.B..  Those listening live got a chance to win tickets to Rock The Bells at the Gorge on September 6th.  If you missed out, we may have more tix next week, so be sure to tune in.

Oh, and did I mention we had Wyclef Jean back on the show for another edition of “Clef’s Corner” and another exclusive freestyle?  Big tings!

Show #167 (8-10-08)

  1. Game – “Superman”
  2. Heltah Skeltah – “Everything Is Heltah Skeltah”
  3. The Knux – “Bang, Bang”
  4. Kardinal Offishall ft. Lindo P – “Burnt”
  5. DJ Semaj & Charles Herron – “The System” (Local Artist)
  6. Murs – “Can It Be”
  7. Bishop Lamont – “Everyday”
  8. Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) – “Let The Beat Build Freestyle”
  9. Nas ft. Busta Rhymes – “Fried Chicken”
  11. Wyclef Jean ft. Lupe Fiasco – “Fast Car (Remix)”
  13. Wyclef Jean – “A Milli Freestyle (Live on KUBE 93)” (EXCLUSIVE)
  14. Buff1 ft. Tres Styles – “Love The Love”
  15. Incise ft. Skyrise (Don Cerino & Shuanise) – “Your Soul”
  16. Animal Farm – “The Show Must Go On” (Local Artist)
  17. Q-Tip – “Gettin’ Up”
  18. OPeriod ft. Daily Plannet & Purple St. James – “Soundbad”
  19. Elzhi – “Brag Swag”
  21. Neema ft. Mistah F.A.B. – “Light That Fire” (Local Artist)
  22. Random ft. Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “Exhale”
  23. Isaac Hayes – “The Look of Love”

Link to download the mp3 of the show – http://www.mediafire.com/?g7qtqyjdqcn
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/168551411b8ea5f7/ )

Link to download the FULL interview with Wyclef Jean – http://www.mediafire.com/?akv85dmyfbp
(back up / streaming link – http://www.zshare.net/audio/16860037c2b69ad0/ )

Link to watch the interview with Wyclef Jean – http://www.vimeo.com/1510506
Link to watch Wyclef record his freestyle – http://www.vimeo.com/1510385

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