Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images2016 marks the 20th anniversary of The Fugees’ iconic album The Score, and Wyclef Jean would love to celebrate by reuniting with group members Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel.
“I would love to, of course. And once again, Wyclef would love to do a Fugees reunion,” he tells Billboard. It’s been eleven years since the trio last toured together in 2005, as each member has pursued solo careers.
Jean is now completing his first studio album in seven years, Carnival III. He describes the CD’s sound as “acoustic trap.”
“It combines the sound my daughter is into and my sound,” he explains. “As the electronic drums are going, my side — the musician — comes in. Anything against an electronic backdrop has to be organic with a human playing it. We also have Afrobeat, which is killing all over the world. It’s a very important rhythm that we’re introducing on the album. “
Carnival III features Joey Bada$$ and collaborations with Pusha T, Daryl Hall and Emeli Sandé.
Anyone who’s a real fan of Wyclef knows that you’re picking up an audio film, that’s the best way to explain [Carnival III],” he says. “It’s like music that you get on a plane and can listen to from beginning to end.”
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