Wyclef Jean releases “If I Was President 2016,” a re-imagined version of his political classic, today. The track features new lyrics about the current political and social climate. “If I Was President 2016 will be featured on J’ouvert, Wyclef’s highly anticipated new EP that will be available digitally on November 18th. J’ouvert features Young Thug, Walk The Moon and others, and the title refers to the official beginning of Carnival.
Late last month, Wyclef debuted the video for “Hendrix.” The video is the first part of a 12-minute short film starring actors Michael K. Williams (The Wire, The Night Of), Tasha Smith (Empire) as well as newcomer, T.J. Riley, to be released soon. The track “Hendrix” will also be featured on J’ouvert.
J’ouvert is a precursor to Wyclef’s forthcoming full length album aptly titled Carnival III: Road To Clefication dropping next summer on the 20th anniversary of Wyclef’s critically acclaimed debut The Carnival. The LP has already created quite a buzz with confirmed appearances from Young Thug, Walk The Moon Afrojack, Emeli Sandé and multiplatinum DJ/recording artist Avicii.
Listen to “If I Was President 2016” by Wyclef Jean here: