Wyclef Puts New “Diallo” Track Online

If Wyclef Jean’s current U.S. college tour has evaded you and you just can’t wait to hear some of his brand-new music, the solution has arrived.

Jean, who has set July 4 as the release date for his second solo LP, “The Ecleftic,” has posted some concert footage from his current tour on his official Web site at www.wyclef.com, including a live performance of his new track, “Diallo.”

“Diallo,” which will appear on the rapper’s forthcoming LP, addresses the four NYPD officers responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old West African immigrant Amadou Diallo in February 1998. “Diallo” also features the vocal talents of West African singer Youssou N’Dour.

Also posted on the site are clips of Wyclef performing his hits “Gone Till November” and “We Trying To Stay Alive” as well as a cover version of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”

When it hits stores, “The Ecleftic” will feature guest spots from Mary
J. Blige, Earth, Wind & Fire, and The Product G&B (see “Wyclef Addresses Issues On Upcoming Album” ).

Wyclef’s college tour has dates remaining at Brown University in Providence on April 13, Amherst College in Massachusetts on April 14, and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut on April 15.