Wyclef Jean Wants Smoke, Kickstarts #BattleWarriorChallenge

Battle rapper Hollaluyah Jonez took a shot at Wyclef Jean during a recent battle and now ‘Clef has responded with some bars and a challenge.

Wyclef Jean has started a new battle rap challenge and dropped some bars himself to kickstart the competition.  

It all began when the Fugees rapper shared a battle between Haitian Bedaffi Green and Queens emcee, Hollaluyah Jonez. He clearly wasn’t feeling the shot Jonez jokingly took at his country’s expense. “Random…why Haitians always got a first name for a last name?” Jonez asked his opponent.   

Tagging Bedaffi Green in the caption he told his fellow countryman: “You can’t let @hollaluyahjonez talk about us Haitians like that.” 

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Earlier today (October 14) Wyclef posted another clip from the battle, this time with shots fired directly at him: “F### Wyclef! Lauren Hill my favourite Fugee anyway.” He also posted his reply, dropping a verse responding to Hollaluyah Jonez, and issued a challenge telling others to do the same. 

 “What would you do if you woke up one morning watching battle rap and out of nowhere @hollaluyahjonez went for your neck !!!!!!!!” he asked in the caption. “@bedaffi_green told me to fight back 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 and so it begins !!!!!#WyclefBattleWarriorChallenge,” and issued instructions on how to enter.

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URL.TV boss Troy “SMACK” White reposted the video noting, “My bro @wyclefjean Wants all the SMOKE!!! 🇭🇹”  

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Within a few hours, Hollaluyah Jonez fired back and dropped his reply to the challenge. “Top of the 2nd On You! Lol…You Think u can Just Shoot at me and Nothing Happen?” He told Wyclef.  

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Letting us know that “Freestyle is light work,” Bedaffi Green also clapped back right away.

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Not to be outdone Wyclef returned with another response and details of how to enter.

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Wyclef is certainly in tune with the battle rap culture, especially of late. He recently shared an interview he did with URL.tv boss Troy “SMACK” White and a freestyle name-checking many of the URL greats, including Conceited, Hitman Holla, Tsu Surf, and Arsonal.  

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He also shared clips from classic URL women’s battles showing his admiration for the games and the ladies who spit that heat!  

Jaz The Rapper vs. O’fficial 

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The 2on2 battle between Jaz and O’fficial vs. E Hart and 40 B.A.R.R.S  

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40 B.A.R.R.S vs. Ms Hustle  

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Watch the full battle between Bedaffi Green and Hollaluyah Jonez on “We Go Hard TV” below.