(AllHipHop News) Fugees alum and proud Haiti representative Wyclef Jean is currently gearing up top release a new EP September 30 entitled J’overt.
The soon to be released EP finds the inspiration in its name from the official start of Carnival in the eastern Carribean.
“Every day when I wake up, I go into the studio and record,” Wyclef told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “There’s always a guitar and a piano nearby. I’m always writing, that’s my survival. I don’t go to a therapist. My therapy is when I pick up my guitar and sing.””
Along with Jean’s latest single “Hendrix,” the crooner has dropped a Spanglish version of the track “Hendrix (Spanglish Remix)” along with the track “My Girl,”leading up to the release of his J’ouvert EP.
“This speaks to the neighborhood I grew up in and how it didn’t look like much,” Wyclef said of “Hendrix” which features 18-year-old newcomer, Farina.
“The devil, or the streets, offered drugs and cartel and I chose music,” Wyclef continued. “Some homies chose the NBA, or we would see people like Shaq who are from Newark and see how they made it out the danger zone.”
Wyclef is also expected to drop the album Carnival III: Road To Clerification next summer, with features expected from Afrojack, Avicii, and Emeli Sande.
Check out the track list for Wyclef’s J’overt EP, due for a September 30 release below.
1. “Party Started”
2. “Holding on the Edge”
3. “For a Man”
5. “Camels to Ferraris”