The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book

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The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
Studio album by Wyclef Jean
Released August 22, 2000 (U.S.)
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Reggae, hip hop, reggae fusion, R&B, pop, soul
Length 69:61
Label Columbia
Producer Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonda, Farel Jean
Wyclef Jean chronology
The Carnival
(1997)
The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
(2000)
Masquerade
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A–[3]
RapReviews (7/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[6]

The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book is the second studio album released by American hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. It was certified platinum in the UK in 2001.[7] The album features a guest appearance from Kenny Rogers, contributing a variation of the chorus from his 1978 number-one hit "The Gambler." Track 18, "Bus Search", is a spoken-word mini drama, in which Jean's tour bus is stopped by two Police officers, one of whom threatens to make them empty the bus' contents unless they play him something by Pink Floyd. The following track is a cover of the latter's "Wish You Were Here", overlaid with Jean rapping about the band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Columbia Records"   1:54
2. "Where Fugees At?"   3:48
3. "Kenny Rogers - Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate"   3:04
4. "Thug Angels" (Featuring Small World) 6:35
5. "It Doesn't Matter" (Featuring The Rock & Melky Sedeck) 3:57
6. "911" (Featuring Mary J. Blige) 4:19
7. "Pullin' Me In"   4:38
8. "Da Cypha" (Featuring Marie Antoinette, Supreme C and Hope) 4:26
9. "Runaway" (Featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and The Product G&B) 4:56
10. "Red Light District"   0:40
11. "Perfect Gentleman" (Featuring Hope Harris) 4:09
12. "Low Income" (Featuring Beast & 718-Crew) 4:20
13. "Whitney Houston Dub Plate"   1:42
14. "However You Want It"   3:03
15. "Hollyhood to Hollywood" (Featuring Small World) 4:45
16. "Diallo" (Featuring Youssou N'Dour & MB2) 7:22
17. "Something About Mary"   5:20
18. "Bus Search"   0:47
19. "Wish You Were Here"   4:06

Chart Performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Top position
2000 The Billboard 200 9
2000 Top Canadian Albums 7
2000 Top Internet Albums 9
2000 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Top position
2000 911 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks No. 6
2000 Hot Rap Singles No. 8
2000 The Billboard Hot 100 No. 38
2000 It Doesn't Matter Canadian Singles Chart No. 8
2000 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks No. 80
2000 Hot Rap Singles No. 25
2000 Thug Angels Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks No. 100
2000 Hot Rap Singles No. 49
2001 Perfect Gentleman Rhythmic Top 40 No. 21

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 26, 2000). "Consumer Guide: Afropop Worldwide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
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  5. ^ RS 846
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  7. ^ [2][dead link]