Wyclef Jean is returning to his hip-hop roots for his upcoming mixtape "DJ Drama Presents Wyclef Jean AKA Toussaint St. Jean From the Hut To The Projects To The Mansion," which will become available on November 10th through his own Carnival House Records. The night before the release, Wyclef plans to leak a track "Warrior's Anthem" off the EP. "When you get to a certain point in your career, people forget where you came from. So now, Toussaint is going to show everyone my skills and how I got started in hip-hop," Jean of the album, which is hosted by DJ Drama and features Timbaland, Eve, Lil Kim and an electrifying collaboration with Cyndi Lauper.
Other tracks on the Ep include "The Streets Pronouce Me Dead," which features Wyclef talking about all the haters, and the Cyndi Lauper-assisted "Slumdog Millionaire," on which she sings, "We don't care what you say, from the hut to the projects to the mansion, now a millionaire / if you come from the hood, expect nothing less / I wanna see get your money," on the chorus. [Wyclef Performs "911" During Rehearsals - Watch Here]
In related news, Wyclef is also currently working on his upcoming self-titled album, set for a March 20th (2010) release. He will also perform at New York's Nokia Theater on Monday (Nov. 9) as part of a partnership with Western Union for their "Random Acts of Giving" holiday campaign. [Wyclef Jean Rehearsal For The MTV African Music Awards - Watch Here]
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