In a recent interview, Wyclef Jean revealed that he was working on his first mixtape in several years, which would “draw inspiration” from today’s top artists. That follow-up to his eight album, Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, has arrived.
Titled Inspired By, the 14-track project features Wyclef repurposing reimagined instrumentals from Kendrick Lamar (“DNA.“), A$AP Ferg (“Plain Jane“), Kodak Black (“Roll In Peace“), 24hrs (“What You Like“) and several others.
“I just feel like with all the kids talking about Wyclef Jean and different things, I was like, ‘What would happen if I’m from 1997 and I took everything that inspired me from 2017 and wanted to flip?’ ‘Clef says about the tape to VIBE. “Now, I’m back on the courts, for real. So when I do ‘DNA,’ when Kendrick hears it, or A$AP Ferg hears me spitting or when Kodak hears it, it’s like, “Really Clef?” I didn’t only take my time to bar-up, I also did a lot of re-production with guitars and playing on the track.”
Stream and/or grab it below.