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Wyclef Jean

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Videos: Public Enemy, Dynasty and Third-Party Politics in Colorado Campaigns

    It's politics as usual these days between Democratic Governor John "How many apologies do you want" Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob "47 percent of all Americans pay no federal income tax" Beauprez. The polls are tight, the money is flowing and rhetoric is heating up. And while both of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Video: Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Dunafon and Wyclef Jean Rap About Cages and Pot

    You know Mike Dunafon: Mayor of Glendale, married to the owner of Shotgun Willie's strip club, libertarian candidate for Colorado governor. He may not have a political resume with quite as much heft as his opponents, current governor John Hickenlooper and congressman Bob Beauprez. But he does promis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2014
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    July 10, 2013

    Ten musicians who have taken a political stand

    It's one thing to be a political musician, to point out the inherent wrongs of our social and political constructs from afar. Admirable as it is, it takes a truly special person to take a personal stake in perceived injustice and do something that goes beyond music. A couple days ago, Yasiin Bey ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    4/20 at CU-Boulder: Student government argued against campus closure

    CU-Boulder's decision to close campus on April 20 for the second straight year in an effort to permanently squash the long-running 4/20 event there has already generated complaints and threats of legal action. Current representatives of Colorado University Student Government (CUSG) aren't fans of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    4/20: Why CU's going without fish fertilizer to stop pot rally, but still closing Boulder campus

    Yesterday, CU-Boulder announced that for the second consecutive year, the campus would be closed on April 20 in an effort to squelch the annual 4/20 event there; see our original coverage below. Why take this controversial tack again? CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard is straight-forward, deemi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Macklemore at CU Boulder's Balch Fieldhouse on 4/19. Tickets on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

    If we didn't know any better, we'd swear that Macklemore, who we literally just wrote about hours ago, is trying to establish residency in Colorado. To wit: He played our Showcase in June, followed by a show at the Ogden in December, a show at Red Rocks in February, he's playing in Vail tonight, fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    4/20 at CU-Boulder: $278K to shrink event well worth it, spokesman says

    After a long delay, CU-Boulder has finally released the figures about how much it spent to shrink the annual 4/20 event on campus. The administration doled out $124,561.34, while student government spent $154,236.18. CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard thinks those numbers should be considered separately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Barack Obama at CU-Boulder: Top ten tweets split between excited and grumpy

    This evening, President Barack Obama is slated to speak at CU-Boulder's Coors Events Center -- a venue that won't need airing out, since Wyclef Jean's 4/20 concert was a poorly attended disaster. How is Twitter Nation feeling about his visit? Divided, pretty much like America as a whole. Below, fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Videos: Wyclef Jean's bro smokes a bowl and other scenes from CU-Boulder 4/20

    While CU-Boulder prepares for President Barack Obama's visit this evening, memories of the reduced but still passionate 4/20 event there continue to linger like a certain kind of smoke. Below, check out three videos shot by Westword's Britt Chester -- clips of Wyclef Jean's brother, Samuel (seen her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Medical marijuana: Dacono mulls dispensary ban

    Tiny Dacono is poised to become the next municipality to ban medical marijuana centers after council members met to discuss the issue in a work group Monday evening. According to the Longmont Times-Call, a majority of the council members, including Mayor Charles Sigman, favored banning the three c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Photos: CU-Boulder touts 4/20 success despite boundary breech, concert disaster

    CU-Boulder's decision to ban campus visitors and close Norlin Quad in an effort to shrink the annual 4/20 event prompted an unsuccessful court challenge and plenty of controversy. But despite security breaches and a free Wyclef Jean concert that failed to siphon off more than a handful of students, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Barack Obama at CU: Will Coors Events Center need airing out after Wyclef Jean hot-boxing?

    The details are in about President Barack Obama's visit to the CU-Boulder campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The venue? The Coors Events Center, where he'll be speaking only days after today's Wyclef Jean concert, which will probably need a good airing-out due to what could be a truly astounding amount o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    4/20 in Civic Center Park: Our pot critic cuts through the smoke

    See Also: (Photos) Free Wyclef Jean 420 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd There's a silence that falls over the crowd somewhere between 4:19 p.m. and 4:21 p.m. It's not in memorial of anyone. And it's not because of anything anyone on stage said -- most people in attendance cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Photos: Free Wyclef Jean 420 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd

    Update: YouTube video of Wyclef Jean's freestyle added below. "For the record," he says, "I would never sell out," presumably in response to the anti-MJ clause of the contract. See Also: 4/20 at CU Boulder: Wyclef Jean concert, police crackdown to shrink event? See Also: Wyclef Jean at Coors Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Wyclef Jean contract with CU confirms $80K fee, plus a look at the performance rider

    See Also: • (Photos) Free Wyclef Jean 4/20 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd • 4/20 at CU Boulder: Wyclef Jean concert, police crackdown to shrink event? • Wyclef Jean at Coors Event Center on 4/20 So the figure first reported yesterday by Whitney Bryen of the Colorado Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    4/20 at CU-Boulder: Cops ringing the campus will strive to be "peaceful"

    The CU-Boulder scheme to squelch the annual 4/20 event by closing Norlin Quad and banning visitors puts lotsa pressure on the university's police department. But spokesman Ryan Huff stresses that a plan is in place to dissuade potential attendees from coming to Boulder in the first place and treat t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    4/20 at CU Boulder memes: Will Wyclef Jean hot box the Coors Events Center?

    How to gauge the student take on CU Boulder's plan to shrink the campus' annual 4/20 event via a Wyclef Jean concert and a more active police response? We turned to the University of Colorado memes Facebook page, where the responses have been swift -- and funny. Check out samples below, supplemented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    4/20: CU Boulder denies crackdown rumors but says cops will be "more active"

    Earlier this week, we shared CU Boulder's plans for shrinking the annual pro-pot 4/20 event on campus -- a Wyclef Jean concert that gets underway just before the magic minute combined with what we termed a "police crackdown" on those who choose to mark the occasion in the usual way. Since then, wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Reader: Pat Sullivan's thirty-day sentence not exactly harsh

    Commenting knows no boundaries. As evidence, check out today's featured post, which deals with the sentencing of ex-Arapahoe County sheriff Pat Sullivan to thirty days in regard to trading meth for sex yet was affixed to our item about the CU Boulder police crackdown/Wyclef Jean concert planned for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Wyclef Jean at Coors Event Center on 4/20

    Wyclef Jean is coming to the Coors Event Center on Friday, April 20, to perform at a free party thrown for students, sponsored by the CU Student Government in partnership with the Program Council. As you've probably deduced, there's a method to the madness: This show is being held on 4/20, and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    4/20 at CU Boulder: Wyclef Jean concert, police crackdown to shrink event?

    For months, members of CU Boulder's student government have talked about their desire to move the annual 4/20 celebration off campus. But the logistics of doing so proved challenging, prompting leaders to opt for a low-key campaign to shrink attendance. Now we know the centerpiece of their plan: a W ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Top 5 failed attempts by musicians to run for political office

    ​Luther Campbell (aka Uncle Luke, aka 2 Live Crew front man, aka sister-paper Miami New Times columnist), has placed his hat in the race for mayor of Miami-Dade County. Nope, we're not kidding, but he's hoping to make a real change to the system, and he's taking the whole thing incredibly seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 weirdest music news stories of 2010

    ​2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Wyclef Jean: Haiti's next president? Here are five musicians we think should run in the U.S.

    ​Yesterday, CNN reported that Wyclef Jean has entered himself into the bid for president in Haiti. This doesn't mark the first time a celebrity has run for office, and while we wish him the best of luck, we have to wonder what qualifications he has other than being a member of the seminal '90s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    We Are the World 25/2010 performers pull off impressive performance

    All right, so we were admittedly skeptical of how this whole "We Are the World" remake was going to turn out with the seemingly random cast of characters organizers assembled. When we first glimpsed the initial list of those present the night of the recording, there were some head scratchers in the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    Rock the Block

    The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stops at a serious block party.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
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    August 1, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Ichiban, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z

    Locals Only When Ichiban’s name was announced as the winner of Best MC at this year’s Westword Music Showcase, the hip-hop heads in attendance were taken aback but so was the rapper himself. “There were so many dope MC’s in the category this year, I was actually very surprised,” Ichiban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (7/12/08-7/18/08)

    Here's a convenient one-stop guide to all the great content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were anxiously exercising your fingers in anticipation of Jimi Hendrix's announced contributions to an upcoming installment of the Guitar Hero series...

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 17 Edition

    Here's your daily map to the little corner of the Internets we like to call Westword.com. Demver explained ten reasons Obama may not be the candidate for you. You can also find a report about the $10 million(!) being spent on security and the number of protesters the city expects to show up. Elsew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and Wyclef Jean Reportedly Slated for DNC Events

    According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Henry Butler and More

    Henry Butler PiaNOLA Live (Basin Street) As noted in a 2006 Westword profile, Henry Butler once owned a house in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood – but Hurricane Katrina destroyed the structure and pretty much everything else in it. Somehow, though, a number of live recordings he made over th ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Wyclef Jean

    Tuesday, January 29, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Necro Loves Violence, Hates Women and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Glorification of violence, misogyny and lots of angry white kids all figure prominently in this Necro review.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: D.O. The Fabulous Drifter, 50 Cent, Grandmaster Flash, Foxy Brown

    LOCALS ONLY Veteran Denver emcee D.O. The Fabulous Drifter is still putting the finishing touches on his new album D.irector of O.perations while working overtime for a collaborative venture. He connected with Canadian songbird JaQe for a project called His and Hers, a combination of hip-hop and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2008

    Haiti Travelogue: A Night With Wyclef and a Day in the Sun

    Westword reporter went to Haiti for his recent feature story "The Social Conscience of a Missionary." Be sure to check back in for the next few days as he recounts his personal journey through the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Slide Show After the Christmas party for 10,000 kids, the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    The Grandma Awards

    Just over four decades ago, actor Peter Sellers presented the Beatles with a Grammy they'd won for the song "A Hard Day's Night." In a film of this event that was shown during the 1965 Grammy telecast, Sellers referred to the prize as a "Grandma award" -- and his joke rings true to this day. The fol ... More >>

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Last Caress

    A terminal kid seeks a stroke of luck in One Last ThingŠ.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    DJ Quik

    Saturday, August 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-831-2525.

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    July 28, 2005
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    March 29, 2001
  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Disco Redux

    A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Music

    August 6, 1998

    Beyond the Fugees

    Pinning down Wyclef Jean, one of hip-hop's hottest commodities.

  • Music

    March 21, 1996

    Rhymes of Passion

    The Fugees are determined to make rap, not war.

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