Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic
Columbia Records  (2000)
General Hip Hop, General Rock

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CD    24 tracks  (93:07) 
The Ecleftic  (73:49)
   01   Columbia Records             01:53
   02   Where Fugees At?             03:48
   03   Kenny Rogers - Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate             03:04
   04   Thug Angels             06:35
   05   It Doesn't Matter             03:57
   06   911             04:19
   07   Pullin' Me In             04:38
   08   Da Cypha             04:26
   09   Runaway             04:56
   10   Red Light District             00:40
   11   Perfect Gentleman             04:09
   12   Low Income             04:20
   13   Whitney Houston Dub Plate             01:42
   14   However You Want It             03:03
   15   Hollywood To Hollywood             04:45
   16   Diallo             07:22
   17   Something About Mary             05:19
   18   Bus Search             00:47
   19   Wish You Were Here             04:06
The Ecleftic (Disc 2)  (19:18)
   01   Gone Till November             03:29
   02   Gone Till November (The Makin' Runs Remix)             04:05
   03   We Trying To Stay Alive             03:12
   04   Guantanamera             04:31
   05   Perfect Gentleman (Remix Radio Edit)             04:01
Katalognummer 497979 2
UPC (Barcode) 5099749797925
Digital/Analog DDD
Audio-Kanäle Stereo
Wyclef Jean serves up another slice of his music and remixing creativity with his latest, The Ecleftic: Two Sides II a Book. Loaded with pop culture commentary and often directly naming social names, The Ecleftic is sure to stir up some emotions from not only the famous, but from the general public as well. The purest example is "Diallo," named after the man who was shot 41 times by patrolling night officers when he reached for his wallet, not a gun as the police had thought. With this, Wyclef shows his refugee camp roots, acting as a 21st-century Bob Marley. As much as it is loaded with serious urban observations, Wyclef also serves up a good party and even some love songs. In the beginning, The Ecleftic, is loaded with classic and catchy samples, such as the song about his undying love for a stripper paying her way through college entitled "Red Light District." Though older listeners will probably cringe at the thought of Kenny Rogers singing of turntables, this move is no surprise from a man who introduced the Bee Gees to the hip-hop generation with the sample of "Staying Alive" on his album, The Carnival. On Ecleftic, Wyclef comes full fisted with commentary on the police system, urban ills, and stereotypes. Though some are merited, after the first dozen they lose their impact and are swallowed by catchy beats. Overall, another commentary and playfully meticulous production by Wyclef Jean who has struggled to separate himself from the Fugees. It is clear, with a good retrospective listen, how much Jean's production style was a large part of the praised trio. With The Ecleftic: Two Sides II a Book, Jean takes another strong step towards solidifying his own identity.