Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee

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Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee
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Studio album by Wyclef Jean
Released September 15, 2017
Recorded 2016–17
Length 42:45
Label
Producer
  • The Knocks
  • Supah Mario
  • Phillip Fender
  • Motiv
  • Cards
  • Sidney Swift
Wyclef Jean chronology
J'ouvert
(2017)
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee
(2017)
Wyclef Jean Inspired By...
(2017)
Singles from Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee
  1. "Fela Kuti"
    Released: June 22, 2017
  2. "What Happened to Love"
    Released: June 22, 2017
  3. "Borrowed Time"
    Released: September 6, 2017
  4. "Turn Me Good"
    Released: October 17, 2017
  5. "Trapicabana"
    Released: December 5, 2017

Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee is the eighth studio-album by Haitian singer-songwriter Wyclef Jean. It was released on September 15, 2017.[1]

Singles[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Wyclef released the first single from the album, "Fela Kuti".[2] The song has a jazz 70's beat. Another song was released and called "What Happened to the Love."[3] On July 14, 2017, Wyclef released the "Fela Kuti" official lyric video.[4] He has also been teasing on his Instagram for a music video release.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Cult MTL3.5/10 stars[6]
Exclaim!6/10 stars[7]

Mr. Wavvy of Cult MTL offered a negative critique, describing Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee as "a cheap nostalgia cash-in".[6]

Promotion[edit]

On January 19, 2018, the Carnival Tour will start with the "Night of Symphonic Hip Hop Leg 1" in Omaha, Nebraska.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Slums" (featuring Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook and Marx Solvila)
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Madeline Nelson
  • Branden Washington
  • J. Deshazer
  • A. Kern
  • J. Washington
  • Wavie Boi
  • Jean[a]
4:14
2."Turn Me Good"
  • Jean
  • Phillip Fender
  • Chris Capalli
  • DJ Flict
3:31
3."Borrowed Time"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Jean
  • Alberto Vaccarino[a]
3:35
4."Fela Kuti"
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • J. Priester
  • Supah Mario
3:30
5."Warrior" (featuring T-Baby)
  • Jean
  • Fender
  • Sidney Swift
  • Alex Goodwin
  • Michael Onufrak
  • Swift
  • MOTIV
  • Mike O
3:06
6."Shotta Boys" (featuring Stix)
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • B. Bailey
  • B. Washington
  • Jean
  • Wavie Boi
  • Vaccarino[a]
3:54
7."Double Dutch" (featuring Eric Nimmer and D.L. Hughley)
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Jean
  • Vaccarino[a]
3:23
8."What Happened to Love" (featuring LunchMoney Lewis and The Knocks)
4:07
9."Carry On" (featuring Emeli Sandé)
  • Jean
  • Leon Lacey
  • Vaccarino[a]
3:09
10."Concrete Rose" (featuring Hannah Eggan and Izolan)
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Jean
  • Wavie Boi
3:25
11."Trapicabana" (featuring Riley)
  • Jean
  • Wavie Boi
  • Vaccarino[a]
2:49
12."Thank God for the Culture" (featuring Marx Solvila, J'Mika and Leon Lacey)
  • Jean
  • Nelson
  • Patterson
  • M. Mitchell
4:02
Total length:42:45

Notes

  • [a] signifies a co-producer.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 112
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales (Billboard)[11] 14
US Rap Album Sales (Billboard)[12] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee" by Wyclef Jean on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wyclef Jean Releases 'Fela Kuti,' Announces 'Carnival III' Release Date - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wyclef Jean - What Happened to Love (Audio) ft. Lunch Money Lewis". YouTube. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ WyclefVEVO (July 14, 2017). "Wyclef Jean - Fela Kuti (Lyric Video)". Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Instagram post by Wyclef Jean • Jul 19, 2017 at 8:29pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Mr. Wavvy (October 25, 2017). "REVIEW: Wyclef Jean's 'Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee'". Cult MTL. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ Patrick, Ryan (September 13, 2017). "Wyclef Jean Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Instagram post by Wyclef Jean • Dec 25, 2017 at 7:43pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Instagram post by Wyclef Jean • Dec 25, 2017 at 5:18pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Wyclef Jean Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2017.