Best MC in Need of Another High-Profile Arrest (2008)

WYCLEF JEAN

How the Fugees went from global pop geniuses to outpatients on expenses is still up for debate, but it probably has something to do with God and money. Lauryn sounds like a cracked-out busker for Jah, but at least she's punk rock, or hip-hop. Or something. WYCLEF JEAN, though, has put on so many hats, downed so many Pepsis, and crossed so many rivers that nobody wants his hot potato no more. (Except maybe Pras.) When arrested last June during a protest against cuts in school funding, Wyclef generated a moment of actual character. I say chain yourself to the Holland Tunnel and sign to Righteous Babe. That would be gangsta. Or something.

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