Carnival Vol II Memoirs Of An Immigrant CD (2007)

Artist: Wyclef Jean

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Original Title: Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Format: CD. Artist: Wyclef Jean. Language: English. Genre: Reggae. Track Listing: Disk 1. 1. Intro. 2. Riot (featuring Serj Tankian and Sizzla). 3. Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) (featuring Akon Lil Wayne and introducing Niia). 4. Welcome to The East (featuring Sizzla). 5. Slow Down (featuring T.I.). 6. King and Queen (featuring Shakira). 7. Fast Car (featuring Paul Simon). 8. What About The Baby (featuring Mary J. Blige). 9. Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration) (featuring Chamillionaire). 10. Any Other Day (featuring Norah Jones). 11. Heaven s in New York. 12. Selena (featuring Melissa Jimenez). 13. Touch Your Button Carnival Jam (featuring Will.I.Am Melissa Jimenez Machel Montano Daniela Mercury Black Alex Djkout Mizik). 14. Outro.


Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 205866552
UPC 886970394727
UPC 14 00886970394727
Format CD
Release Date 12/4/2007
Author Wyclef Jean
Associated Artist/Work DJ Drama
Associated Artist/Work Ying Yang Twins
Technical Info
Engineer John Pirretti; Julian Vasquez; Doug Rotwitt; Elvis Aponte; Mike "Nyte" DeSalvo; Serge "Serjical" Tsai; Idris "Baby Shaq" Washington; Kiana "Kiki" Sullivan; Joe Deluso; Devon Golder; Lamont Coleman; Glen Marchese; Elliot Carter; Wilner Alexandre; Dave Clau
Producer Wyclef Jean; Djakout Mizik; Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis; Sedeck "All Hands On Deck" Jean
CatalogID 88697039472
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 12/04/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886970394727
Musical Guests
Paul Simon
Mary J. Blige
Norah Jones
Lil Wayne
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Wyclef Jean (guitar).
Additional personnel: Aadesh Shrivastava, Horacio Jim?nez (vocals); David Brozer (guitar); Andy Grassi (guitars); Louis Farrakhan (violin); Rubin Kodheli (cello); Mike "Nyte" DeSalvo, Dave Clauss (horns); Arden Altino, Sedeck "All Hands On Deck" Jean, J. Thomas (keyboards); Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis (bass guitar); Lamont "Logic" Coleman, Marivaldo, Joe Tomino (percussion); LaTavia Parker, Anthony Leggett, Devon Golder (background vocals); Melissa Jiminez, Niia, Daniela Mercury, Djakout Mizik, Akon, Lil Wayne, Machel Montano, Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Serj Tankian, Shakira, Sizzla, T.I.,, Black Alex, Chamillionaire.
In the decade since his post-Fugees solo debut Wyclef Jean has become as well known as an activist as a pop artist. CARNIVAL II: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT reflects Jean's political commitment in its detailing of immigrant experience, but not without also turning in an album of bright, eclectic, and continually inventive music. Reggae, Latin, and South Asian sounds can be heard amid the hip-hop and R&B, creating a multicultural pastiche that perfectly suits Jean's lyrical message.
CARNIVAL II is star-studded affair, with everyone from Paul Simon to Mary J. Blige to Nora Jones to the Minister Louis Farrakhan making guest appearances. There's plenty of the smooth rapping and pop smarts that Jean fans expect, but the arrangements and production for the disc set it a cut above. "Riot," featuring dancehall king Sizzla and System of a Down's Serj Tanikan, is a highlight, as is "Hollywood Meets Bollywood," a track that features the Southern MC Chamillionaire.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.130) - 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a breathtaking, ambitious ride through a carnival of global music too rarely explored."
Entertainment Weekly (p.76) - "[With] the post-Katrina hymn 'Any Other Day,' on which Norah Jones joins Wyclef to paint a poignant picture of families stranded on rooftops..."
Vibe (p.108) - "[The album] makes Wyclef's M.O. crystal-clear: There are no division. He's aiming for one world, rocking to his thick, improbable grooves."
Q (Magazine) (p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he roll-call of guests reflects his savvy, anything-goes approach."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jean's sonic scope is breathtaking, complemented by imaginative lyrics whose themes range from family break ups, prostitution and drive-by shootings to the US occupation of Iraq."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Riot
3 Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)
4 Welcome to the East
5 Slow Down
6 King & Queen
7 Fast Car
8 What About the Baby
9 Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration)
10 Any Other Day
11 Heaven's In New York
12 Selena
13 Touch Your Button Carnival Jam: Let Me Touch Your Button / Rouge Et Bleu / Carnival
14 Outro
Product Attributes
Artist Jean,Wyclef
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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