Wyclef Jean To Produce New Earth, Wind & Fire Record

After working with legendary '70s pop-soul group Earth, Wind & Fire on a rap update of its classic track, "Shining Star," Wyclef Jean has now signed on to co-produce EW&F's new album with band founder Maurice White.

As we previously reported (see "Wyclef, ODB, And Earth Wind & Fire Featured In Sunz Of Man Video"), the Fugees frontman produced the new version of "Shining Star," which Sunz of Man recorded for its debut album and featured guest spots by Wu-Tang's Ol' Dirty Bastard, EW&F and Wyclef himself.

Jean will head into the studio with Earth, Wind & Fire to start recording the new album, the group's 26th, in October, after the group finishes a summer tour that launches on August 6.