WYCLEF: Hey mother fuckers out
there hitting your buttons! This is Wyclef Jean pushing
on his buttons, and if there is any moms out there, sorry for the
Nick : How's it going Clef?
WYCLEF: Nick- I am doing fine-
just sitting back here drinking coffee to wake up from a long
session in the studio.
Orock: Yo Clef,
is Lauryn racist?
WYCLEF: Orock - Wyclef
is not down with racism, and don't hang with racist people. So
no, she is not.
GoldenArmz: Your CD kicks ass
WYCLEF: Golden- yeah The
Carnival has been out for 2 weeks, and it gets mad love
all over. So good looking.
Ghostface: Hey Clef,
what do you think of the Wu Tang Clan?
WYCLEF: The Wu Tang
Clan is one of my favorite rap groups.
Ghostface: I will definitely
get any CD with Method Man and Wyclef
WYCLEF: Yo! Ghostface, you
showing me mad love. If you ever come to BKNY you definitely can
walk the streets- Ha Ha Ha!
Sonicmod: Brian Friedman is a
good friend of mine, he did a great job with The Score
artwork. Did he do the art direction for your album also?
WYCLEF: Mod- No he didn't - he
is excellent though.
Semwen: I have a feeling this
not Wyclef. Please write something in Creole so
I can check.
WYCLEF: Sak pa se. Sak pa se
means: "what's going on" in Creole.
orock : Yo Clef,
how’d you hook up with Flex on 60
Minutes Volume 1?
WYCLEF: Orock- Flex gave
me a call and I hooked up with him.
GoldenArmz: Hey Wyclef,
isn't your CD in the top 5?
WYCLEF: My CD is the # 1 CD in
NY. My album is in the top 20 for 2 1/2 weeks ... I want my album
to start off in the bottom, so the messages do not get over
looked. Then climb straight to the top.
Ghostface: Are you ever going
to do a song with the Wu Tang Clan?
WYCLEF: Ghost, I might do a
song with anybody, anything can happen.
Ghostface: No offense but I
like the new Wu Tang album a little better.
WYCLEF: Ghost- no offense
taken as long as you like mine ...
Ase: Why did you choose to use
"Stayin’ Alive"? I can't front, that was kind of
WYCLEF: Ase- "Tryin To
Stay Alive" was a loop that as a DJ, at the age of 18 when I
used to play in the clubs, used to get the crowd amped. I am a
big disco fan, Nick.
Ase : I can get with that but
how do you feel about hip-hop production now? Everybody samples a
famous loop- no creativity anymore.
WYCLEF: Ase, when I do my
album I try to make it a collage of different things that I grew
up in listening to in the projects.
you cut rug in the "Tryin To Stay Alive" video,
where’d you find the "worm dance" guy?
WYCLEF: Miller- The worm guy
is from a group called the Rock Steady Crew.
Nick: When did Jacko ask you
to mix "Bad" and "Blood On The Dance Floor"?
Jackson gave me a call and I said "show me the
Ase: Do you still have 1200's
at home and do you check for underground hip hop like Saukrates,
J-Live, Company Flow?
WYCLEF: Ase- I check for
underground hip-hop everyday, that's why I use the collage of
Orock: Yo Clef,
how’d you hook up with John Forte?
WYCLEF: John Forte I met
through Lauryn 6 years ago.
Ase: I know you like
incorporating live instruments in your music like the
Roots, but what samplers do you use? MPC-2000, SP-1200?
WYCLEF: Ase- MPC and SP.
Semwen: Please tell me how was
it like to play in front of all your old-time friends in Haiti.
WYCLEF: Sewen- The experience
in Haiti was a spiritual and cultural moment that I will never
do you like Tricky?
WYCLEF: Can’t get with
Tricky - it's too fast for me- but I respect all forms of music.
Semwen: I heard you were in
Miami last week, in Lakay restaurant with Miki.
WYCLEF: Semwen- Yes I was with
Miki eating mad Haitian food!
- Who does the voice of "Down Lo Ho" on your album?
WYCLEF: The voice for
"Down Lo Ho" was Talent from Def Comedy Jam.
Semwen: You know I am a
Haitian, I can tell you that these guys just eat up that money,
WYCLEF: All we can do about
the situation in Haiti is do another concert and Montreal, Miami
and try to control the money ourselves.
Semwen: Please come back to
WYCLEF: I was just in Tampa
and did a party in the club.
Ase: Guess you don't really
want to comment on the friction that arose between you guys and the
Roots on tour.
WYCLEF: Don't believe the hype
. . I got mad love for the Roots.
Nick: Are you gonna be at Smokin'
Grooves this year?
WYCLEF: Nope, won't be at the Smokin'
Grooves, but I will be touring The Carnival
in underground clubs.
Compromise: What about Lauryn?
WYCLEF: Lauryn is working on
her album now.
is it true that there was a interview on MTV
where L said she would kill herself if a white guy ever enjoyed
WYCLEF: Brian, once again
Lauryn is not a racist, she has mad love in her heart for all of
Ase: Does negative reviews in
the press faze you? I remember once Keith Murray talked about
beating up reporters for giving him bad press.
WYCLEF: No , I don't let bad
press get to me, I'm from the hood and all I try to do is show my
homies a positive way with no violence.
Whitemike: I'm white myself,
but I believe Wyclef makes music for everyone
and I hope it's true.
WYCLEF: Whitemike, I grew up
around whites, blacks, Latinos, greens, yellows and its not about
the color, its about Universal Love.
Snoop: Why did ya call it The
WYCLEF: I called it The
Carnival because it's hip hop music with a twist of the
Island Flavor and the streets are Carnival-anything can happen.
What happened at that performance in Harlem (I think it was)?
WYCLEF: It was a peaceful
event in Harlem, until an asshole at the end of the day decided
he was going to fire a gun from a phone booth, but luckily no one
got hurt and the person that fired the gun had no rapport with
Ghostface: Were you in that Tibetan
WYCLEF: Yes, we did the Tibetan
Concert last year.
Hello? Um, I don't know if I you can see me, I am new at this
chat thing, but are you looking forward to SummerJam'97?
WYCLEF : Cat, what state are
you talking' about?
Brian: Say, uh, Wyclef,
2 days after your album The Carnival came out I
received it in the mail. The return address was COLUMBIA I didn't
get any bill or nothing. Were you giving' out free albums?
WYCLEF : Brian, you were
probably on the mailing list from the website, keep coming . . .
Ase: What's the most
influential medium in hip-hop? For instance, do you think a bad
review in Source (which fell off) affects sales?
WYCLEF: At the end of the day,
the music will creep into your ear lobes and you will eventually
make your own decision.
I know you're mad busy but if I give you the web address for my
on-line guestbook, will you sign it? It's okay if you don't.
WYCLEF: Whitemike, I'll do
that, no question.
are you going to do anything with Bone?
WYCLEF: I love Bonez, ANYTHING
Cat: YOUR BUSTED. YOUR ALL
BUSTED. I AM SINGING YOU SOFTLY, bye bye
WYCLEF: Cat, your wack and you
lack, you need a slap and suck the crack in my ass- Ha! Ha! Ha!
Cat: As if you are from The
Fugees buddy, The Fugees would never
says something like that, your a liar, you ain't Wyclef!
WYCLEF: Cat, not only are you
WACK, but if I could see you right now, you would even be worth a
SLAP. So CAT don't fuck with the BIG DOGZ.
You hip to this net thing? You got a connection at home? You
should. It's mad informative, not just hip-hop but news sites
WYCLEF: Ase, my sister put me
up on the net and it's cool to talk to muthafuckas you can't even
see and say anything you want to and get away with it, like the
nigga CAT talking' shit and if he see me in person, just from the
look in my eyes, he will shit bricks.
Brian: What's your middle name
WYCLEF: My middle name is Wyclef
. . .
Ase: If you're hip, then check
out www.igb.com. I'm a writer at that site and there's a chatroom
with a healthy community of hip hop inclined people.
WYCLEF: Yo Ase, say what's up
to my boy Clay for me at the IGB.
Ase: What's your favorite
breakbeat? Mine is Herman Kelly's "Dance to the Drummer's
WYCLEF: My favorite breakbeat
is "Impeach the President."
give more info on Lauryn's new solo album.
WYCLEF: Miller, it's still in
the works . .
miller31 : WYCLEF what
is your favorite song, all time?
WYCLEF: Miller, "The
Sweetest Thing" is on the Love Jones
Ghostface: Was the "Hip
Hopera" on a CD single? or just Bounty' Killer's
WYCLEF: No, Ghost . Just on
Semwen: Yo Clef, Bonjou. mwen
mande ki le wa-p vinn ba nou yon chek nan University of South FL?
WYCLEF: I'm coming back to Fl.
this Friday, but I'll be in Miami playing in a small club called
Ruckus Island and I'll be performing at the Miami Arena, a
charity show for kids.
Ghostface: WYCLEF, I want to
see you do something with Method Man all right?
WYCLEF: Ghost, cause Anything
Can Happen, say what? say what?
JesusFreak50: I am going to
the Chillout lounge.
WYCLEF: JesusFreak50, is there
drinks in the Chillout Lounge, if there is pick me up a Amaretto
Sour, Good Looking!
miller31: Clef, tell me what
is up with the "Killing Me Softly" video, I don't get
it, is it you in the fight? You get up, people run, smash into a
wall, then you're back in the theater and they break through the
screen, then it says you go on to become a minister, is that
WYCLEF: Miller31, in the
"Killing Me Softly" video, I never knew what was going
on, I just showed up . .
Ghostface: What's the next
"Guantanamera" is the next video.
Brian : Wyclef, was that your
for real girl on the we "Tryin' To Stay Alive" video?
WYCLEF: Brian, no it was not
my girl, don't believe everything you see on TV.
miller31: That was the chic
from Prince Of Bel-Air right? She's hot! Sizzle!
WYCLEF: Miller, no it was a
chick who I thought looked good in the streets, and I called her
and asked her to be in the video . . .
miller31: She looks just like
WYCLEF: If you thought she was
hot, wait till you see the girl I have in the
Ghostface: Is there really a Refugee
Camp for kids?
WYCLEF: Ghost, no doubt, we
send kids to camp every summer to give back.
THANKS FOR COMING OUT!
WYCLEF: Billy, peace and love
and I'll keep it coming, I gotta go take a shit now, but it's
been real and if you press the S button, you can smell my shit on
the computer, Ha! Ha! Ha!
GoldenArmz : stardirt!!!!
WYCLEF: Golden, the whole
office is bathing' in my shit right now. People drowning, but I
just won't stop shittin'.
Ghostface: Talking 'bout shit
WYCLEF: All right, we getting'
carried away with this shit thing, let's talk about WOMEN now.
if you were a real man you would be able to recognize a rich
pussy when you saw one!
WYCLEF: Billy, first mistake
is there is no such thing as a rich pussy, it don't have diamonds
in it, so a pussy is a pussy.
Ase: Oh, I thought that you
were gonna bounce.
WYCLEF: Ase, I was going to
bounce, but this shit is dope . . .
Billy: RICH IN TASTE.
WYCLEF: Billy, I don't know, I
don't eat pussy.
leaves, John 3:16.