J'ouvert (EP)

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J'ouvert
Jouvert EP Wyclef.jpg
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2017
Recorded2016
GenreHip hop
Length33:45
LabelHEADS Music, E1
Producer
  • Wyclef Jean (also exec.)
  • Madeline Nelson (exec.)
  • John "Jube" Altino
  • Ron "Point 1" Carr
  • Dj Buttah
  • Dj Reymo
  • Nicholas Petricca
  • Alberto Vaccarino
  • Branden "Wavie Boi" Washington
  • Marley Waters
Wyclef Jean chronology
If I Were President: My Haitian Experience
(2010)
J'ouvert
(2017)
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee
(2017)
Singles from J'ouvert
  1. "Hendrix"
    Released: June 17, 2016
  2. "If I Was President 2016"
    Released: October 14, 2016
  3. "I Swear"
    Released: November 3, 2016
  4. "Life Matters"
    Released: January 17, 2016
  5. "The Ring"
    Released: January 27, 2017
  6. "Ne me quitte pas"
    Released: January 27, 2017
  7. "Holding on the Edge"
    Released: February 2, 2017
  8. "Little Things"
    Released: February 8, 2017
  9. "Lady Haiti"
    Released: June 27, 2017

J'ouvert is the second EP by rapper Wyclef Jean. It was released on February 3, 2017, and features the songs "Hendrix", "If I Was President 2016", "The Ring", and "I Swear".[1]

Composition[edit]

Wyclef created the songs for the EP to be a preview for his upcoming album The Carnival Vol. III.[2] Clef also announced that he wanted the EP to be released after Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, and reintroduced the character Aya Bungao.[3] He also wanted to release the EP in early 2017, so in the summer he could release The Carnival Vol. III for the 20th anniversary of the album Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival.[4]

Singles[edit]

The first single of the EP is "Hendrix", which was released on June 17, 2016. The song was accompanied by a lyric video,[5] and then a music video.[6] The music video also included another song on the EP, "Life Matters". The second single is "If I Was President 2016", which had a music video released right before the 2016 US election.[7] The third single, "I Swear" featuring Young Thug, had a music video released on December 8, 2016.[3]

"The Ring" Single was released on January 27, 2017, and a music video to accompany it was released on April 11, 2017.[8]

"Ne me quitte pas" was released on January 27, 2017, and a music video to accompany it was released on February 2, 2017.[9]

"Holding Onto the Edge" and "Little Things" are the last two singles of the album. Music videos are yet to be released for them.

On June 27, 2017, a music video for "Lady Haiti" was released.

Track listing[edit]

J'ouvert[10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Ring"
3:38
2."I Swear" (featuring Young Thug)
3:39
3."Rear View"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Washington
3:19
4."Holding on the Edge" (featuring Walk the Moon)4:11
5."Little Things" (featuring T-Baby and Allyson Casado)
  • Jean
  • Phillip Fender
  • Rey Morales
  • Nelson
3:35
6."Lady Haiti"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Ron Carr
  • John Altino
3:30
7."Party Started" (featuring Farina and Nutron)
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • John Altino
  • Jason Carter
3:42
8."Hendrix"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
3:27
9."Life Matters"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
2:33
10."If I Was President 2016"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
2:13

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 152
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 50
US Billboard 200[13] 117
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J'ouvert (Deluxe Edition) by Wyclef Jean on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  2. ^ "Wyclef Jean Announces Caribbean-Themed 'J'ouvert' EP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  3. ^ a b WyclefVEVO (2016-12-08), Wyclef Jean - I Swear ft. Young Thug, retrieved 2017-01-14
  4. ^ "Wyclef Jean announces his new EP J'ouvert - DCypher Studios". DCypher Studios. 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  5. ^ WyclefVEVO (2016-06-17), Wyclef Jean - Hendrix (Acoustic Trap) (Official Lyric Video), retrieved 2017-01-14
  6. ^ WyclefVEVO (2016-10-03), Wyclef Jean - Hendrix, retrieved 2017-01-14
  7. ^ Wyclef Jean (2016-10-23), If I was President 2016 - Wyclef Jean (Official Music Video, retrieved 2017-01-14
  8. ^ WyclefVEVO (2017-04-11), Wyclef Jean - The Ring, retrieved 2017-04-11
  9. ^ WyclefVEVO (2017-02-02), Wyclef Jean - Ne me quitte pas, retrieved 2017-04-13
  10. ^ Wyclef Jean. "J'ouvert". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Wyclef Jean – J'ouvert" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  12. ^ "On The Charts...This Week". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  13. ^ "Wyclef Jean Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Wyclef Jean Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2017.