Wyclef Jean Plays Pop Associated, Talks Lil Wayne, Shakira, Diplo, Will.i.am & More

Carl Williott | May 23, 2013 5:30 am

Wyclef Jean has now been a solo act for far longer than he was a Fugee. But Clef has never truly been “solo” – his album The Carnival was a veritable carnival of guest spots, and his April Showers mixtape is equally feature-heavy. As Wyclef told us in last week’s on-camera chat, he’s at his best when he’s bringing in other big names to toss ideas back and forth, or bringing in new names to cultivate their talent. Needless to say, dude has worked with just about everyone in the business.

And that makes him an especially apt subject for Pop Associated, so we got him to spit out the first things that came to mind when we mentioned some of his biggest collaborators, including Shakira, Lil Wayne, Snoop Lion, and Diplo. Head up top to see whom he calls a modern day rocker, who’s the revolutionary and whose hips don’t lie. OK so you can probably guess that last one.