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Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant

Wyclef JeanAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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listen  1. IntroWyclef Jean0:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. RiotWyclef Jean featuring Serj Tankian and Sizzla 5:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Lil Wayne, and introducing Niia 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Welcome To The EastWyclef Jean featuring Sizzla 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Slow DownWyclef Jean featuring T.I. 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. King & QueenWyclef Jean featuring Shakira 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Fast Car (Featuring Paul Simon)Wyclef Jean featuring Paul Simon 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. What About The BabyWyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration)Wyclef Jean featuring Chamillionaire and Aadesh Shrivastava 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Any Other DayWyclef Jean featuring Norah Jones 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Heaven's In New YorkWyclef Jean 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. SelenaWyclef Jean featuring Melissa Jiménez 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Touch Your Button Carnival JamWyclef Jean featuring will.i.am and Melissa Jiménez;Wyclef Jean featuring Machel Montano, Daniela Mercury, Black Alex, and Djakout Mizik13:29Album Only
listen14. OutroWyclef Jean0:22$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (December 4, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000V9KDMK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Haitian born, Wyclef Jean, is a world renowned artist, songwriter, producer, Good Will Ambassador and activist through his Yelé Haiti foundation. He began his career as a member of the The Fugees. Their classic release, The Score, sold over 18 million copies worldwide and certified the trio as international superstars. Jean then began his solo career with 1997's platinum plus album The Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars. Wyclef went on to work with diverse artists including Santana, Destiny's Child, and Mick Jagger. Recently, he produced "Hips Don't Lie", a Grammy®-nominated duet with Shakira. The track broke the record for the most amount of airplay in the history of Billboard magazine’s airplay tracking. The Grammy® Award winner returns to Columbia Records to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his first solo album with The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, which is slated for release on December 4, 2007.

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Product Description

2007 release, the sixth studio album from The Fugees' Wyclef Jean. The first single will be "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" which features Akon, Niia Bertino and Lil' Wayne. Other guests include Selena, Mary J. Blige, Paul Simon, Chamillionaire, Shakira, T.I., T-Pain, will.i.am and Serj Tankian of System Of A Down.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wyclef Jean - Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant February 18, 2008
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Format:Audio CD
Wyclef Jean's sixth solo album "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant" (2007) is a short enjoyable release. The Haitian MC and Producer delivers an outstanding album which will be enjoyed by an international audience. The diversity of guest appearances on this release is impressive with global guest appearances coming from Serj Tankian (Lebanon), Sizzla (Jamaica), Akon (Senegal), Lil Wanye (New Orleans, Louisana), Niia (Needham, Massachusetts), Shakira (Barranquilla, Columbia), Paul Simon (Newark, New Jeresy), Mary J Blige (Bronx, New York), Chamillionaire (Houston, Texas), Aadesh Shrivastava (India), Norah Jones (Brooklyn, New York), Melissa Jiménez (New Jeresy), Will.i.am (Los Angeles, California), Machel Montano (Trinidad and Tobago), Daniela Mercury, (Salvador, Brazil), Black Alex (Haiti), Shabba Ranks (Jamaica), Djakout Muzik (Haiti), Lucina(Mexico), Sun (Singapore), Elephant Man (Jamaica) & Tony Matterhorn (Jamaica). Clef makes his intro with his daughter talking in the background, leading up to the album's first full length track "Riot" Feat. Serj Tankian (Of System of a Down)& Sizzla a solid track - I like how Wyclef references Big Pun and rhymes like him for a minute. I have two favourite track's on this release, one is the lead single "Sweetest Girl" (Dolla Bill) which features appearances from Akon, Nia & Lil Wayne. Akon's borrows the chorus from Wu-Tang's famous song "C.R.E.A.M." singing soulfully, in a musical tale about deportation - everyone hold's their own on this first class track. The later favorite is a collaboration with T.I. on "Slow Down" a highlight track, Wyclef rhymes and sings about many of the problems of the world, with T.I. Read more ›
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic Collaborations hurt by over-production December 5, 2007
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Wyclef Jean likes music, and he doesn't discriminate by genre. His jack of all trades approach to his past albums brought a distinctly unique feel to them, but with this latest effort, it seems that while he may well be a jack of all trades, he's a master of none.
Jean's a producer at heart, and it's always shown. Relying on the collaborative effort to produce his visions has always worked well for him, and this album is no exception. A huge issue in production, however, is knowing when to stop.
Almost every one of Jean's songs feels like a mess. There's energy and passion, but there is no clarity to it. Mixing genres is fine, but the plan wasn't realized here, and just taking the different musical styles and throwing them into a blender isn't going to be enough.
For all the passion, talent, and exploration here, there just wasn't enough planning.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's like King Midas as I was told.... December 11, 2007
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Everything Clef touches turns to gold. Wyclef has definitely sold out (see his "concert" exclusively for WalMart) but it only means more of his easily earned cash will benefit the charitable causes he sustains. He is one of the few stars who blends activism and humanitarinism in his lyrics, his phat beats and the resulting non-stop Carnival vibe he rides on.

The collaborations on this party album have matched voices no one else would ever attempt...Wyclef and Norah Jones??? Paul Simon??? Wow. Shakira leaves her imprint as does Mary J. Blige, but they're regulars.
More impressive to me is Clef's ability to weave the legendary voice of Sizzla Kalonji into this record. Sizzla doesn't disappoint, but he might get outshined by Akon and Weezy on "Sweetest Girl," or by Chamillionaire on "Hollywood Meets Bollywood." See, Wyclef knows there are billions of potential fans in India, so he puts some wicked bhangra on his record. He knows Mexicans love music, so he sings a tribute to Selena, accompanied by the impressive Melissa Jimenez.

This may be part two of the multicultural masterpiece Wyclef dropped on Carnival, but it's decidedly less Carribean, and less emotional. Now you hear juicy beats and pumping bass, even the intense ramblings of Serj Tankian from System of a Down. Wyclef is a mad chemist!

Just wait for the finale, the 13-minute "Touch Your Button" Carnival extravaganza, the surest way to drive totally across town riding Clef's raucous riddims. Now let's see Wyclef lead the way to solve problems in Haiti and everywhere else where people starve.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Here is my opinion, from a reggae fan. POP!!! December 4, 2007
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I would first like to say that this cd is good. This cd is better than most of the current music out there. I don't much care for current music and this sounds awfully POP to me so I gave it a 3 of 5. I am a huge fan of Wyclef and the whole refugee clan, so I expected a little of that old style but didn't find much on this album. The Score, the first Carnival, and even that old John Forte cd are great (not to mention Lauryn Hill), but not so much the Carnival II.

Wyclef is still a lyrical genius but I think I only heard "a few" songs where he sings, & Fast Car is probably my favorite on the cd. The message is in the music on this cd, but like past ones the music is not the message on this one. I think the only issue I did not hear Wyclef mention was possibly gun control. His lyrics/ message was subtle yet very intelligent, but the way it was portrayed was just so pop that I don't know how long this cd will stay in my 6 disc changer. If wyclef wanted to get his messages out to as many different markets as possible he very much succeeded. I'm sure there is a track that could be played in just about every country in every continent off this album. I know that in order to make money today your records have to sound like pop, so if this is what Wyclef was trying to accomplish I'm sure he will make lots of money. I just hope Wyclef's new style doesn't rub off on Sizzla Kalonji.

I don't recall ever hearing a cd with so many different genres on it. This cd should have been called Wyclef & Friends. I like lots of different genres, but they were just all sort of a blend of pop once mixed with the other genres. Wyclef in my opinion could have made all of these songs and just had the other artist release them on their own cd's, and then came out with his own cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd!
Would recommend to anyone who likes good music a great blend of artist and there artistic talents blended together to create a great cd
Published 21 months ago by roger sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my top file albums ever. Never get tired of this album.
My only comment regarding the other comments I've read here is that the people haven't listened to the album. This album is stupendously sick. Read more
Published on March 6, 2012 by B Schnell
5.0 out of 5 stars great seller and product was in prefect conditon.
Product was sent in timely manner and in excellent condition. No complaints here and would love to do business with again soon.
Published on December 7, 2009 by Melesio Achapa
3.0 out of 5 stars Definately not another Carnival
I'm a big fan of Wyclef and it seems like over the past few years, he's music as started to become a hit or miss for me. Read more
Published on January 15, 2009 by Andrew G. Vatterott
2.0 out of 5 stars All I have to say is...
That duet with Shakira is awful. She's amazing and he's amazing, but whenever they get together they create something way too overly produced and too bubble gum poppy... Read more
Published on November 26, 2008 by Jen
3.0 out of 5 stars The carnival is still under construction
Despite Wyclef Jean still having no problem scoring hit singles, all his albums released after The Carnival have been pretty lackluster. Read more
Published on April 26, 2008 by Anthony Rupert
5.0 out of 5 stars MUSIC FOR LIFE
WOW! ONCE AGAIN, WYCLEFF JEAN PUTS ALL THE TRACKS WELL TOGETHER.
THE LYRICS ARE CLEAN AND INFORMATIVE AND THE RYTHM MAKES YOU WANNA MOVE...
I LOVE THE ENTIRE ALBUM! Read more
Published on April 5, 2008 by CHANTAL
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album. See him live.
Not only can I not stop playing this album, but if you get a chance to catch him live, DO IT. He was onstage for over two hours, Akon came out to perform, his sister sang some Sam... Read more
Published on March 5, 2008 by Laura Leigh Semon
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ecleftic Carnival!
On "Carnival Vol. II Memoires of an Immigrant", Wyclef is as eclectic (or should that read ecleftic) as ever, with a lyrical theme of Immigration and an armada of guests. Read more
Published on March 4, 2008 by Nse Ette
5.0 out of 5 stars decide for yourself
this is my first wyclef cd. I had heard the big single a million times on the radio, and loved it. Read more
Published on February 26, 2008 by carolynsd
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sizzla kalonji??
i'm not going to support this album since sizzla is on it.
Nov 13, 2007 by goostinrox4eva |  See all 9 posts
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