The Preacher's Son

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The Preacher's Son
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2003
LabelJ Records
Wyclef Jean chronology
Greatest Hits
The Preacher's Son
Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101
Singles from The Preacher's Son
  1. "Party to Damascus"
    Released: September 30, 2003
  2. "Industry"
    Released: November 17, 2003
  3. "Take Me As I Am"
    Released: March 18, 2004

The Preacher's Son is the fourth studio album by Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean, released on November 4, 2003. The album, which was co-produced by Jean and long-time collaborator Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis, combines elements of hip hop, reggae and reggae fusion, and uses a number of samples, including the Motown-inspired "Industry", which samples "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted". The album contains guest appearances of the likes of Missy Elliott, Patti LaBelle, Rah Digga and Redman, as well as a guitar feature by Carlos Santana on the song "Three Nights In Rio".

Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Party to Damascus", was the only single served to international radio. "Industry" served as a European-only single, with some territories, including Germany, releasing it as a double A-side with "Party to Damascus". "Take Me As I Am" was released as a U.S. radio single in March 2004, with a new "Urban Remix" being serviced to certain radio stations.[1]

Track listing[edit]

The Preacher's Son – Standard edition
1."Intro"Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis0:29
2."Industry"Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis3:03
3."Party to Damascus" (featuring Missy Elliott)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:03
4."Celebrate" (featuring Cassidy and Patti LaBelle)
Sedeck, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:19
5."Baby Daddy" (featuring Redman)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:01
6."Three Nights In Rio" (featuring Carlos Santana)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
Lester Mendez, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:03
7."Class Reunion" (featuring Monica)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Devon Garnett
  • LaTabia Parker
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis3:52
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Sheldon Harris
Telfon, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:08
9."I Am Your Doctor" (featuring Wayne Wonder and Elephant Man)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:09
10."Linda" (featuring Carl Restivo)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Carl Restivo
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:11
11."Take Me As I Am" (featuring Sharissa)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:18
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Malik Pendleton
Malik Pendleton, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis3:38
13."Next Generation" (featuring Rah Digga and Scarface)
Shea Taylor, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:40
14."Rebel Music" (featuring Prodigy)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis3:57
15."Who Gave the Order" (featuring Buju Banton)
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:23
16."Party By the Sea" (featuring Buju Banton and T-Vice)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Myrie
  • Reynoldo Martinez
  • Roberto Martinez
T-Vice, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis3:52
17."Party to Damascus (Remix)" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Elliott
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis4:03
The Preacher's Son – Limited edition
18."I Am Your Doctor" (Live in Studio Session)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Harris
  • Bryan
  • Wayne
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis 
19."Industry" (Marley Marl Remix)
  • Jean
  • Duplessis
  • Dean
  • Riser
  • Witherspoon
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis 
The Preacher's Son – Deluxe edition bonus DVD
1."Next Generation" (Live Vibe Session) 
2."I Am Your Doctor" (Live Vibe Session) 
3."Class Reunion" (Live Vibe Session) 
4."Three Nights in Rio" (Live Vibe Session) 
5."Baby Daddy" (Live Vibe Session) 
6."Shottas" (Live Vibe Session) 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004–05) Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[2] 22
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 5
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[6]


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  2. ^ "Wyclef Jean Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  3. ^ "Wyclef Jean Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
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  6. ^ "link". Archived from the original on February 14, 2010. Retrieved 2007-07-25.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)