Watch out, Ruth

Visiting Fellow in Africana Studies Wyclef Jean
…there’s someone else at Brown with presidential ambitions.

Can’t wait for the next album by Visiting Fellow in Africana Studies Wyclef Jean (yeah, we still have fun writing that, too)? While If I Were President: The Haitian Experience isn’t set for release until early next year, according to his blog, Jean will release a six song EP version this December, called If I Were President: My Haitian Experience. We assume the pronoun change is a dig to election officials in Haiti, who refused to allow Jean to run in that country’s presidential election.

After the jump, listen to the single “Election Time” from the forthcoming record.

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Welcome Wyclef

Musician Wyclef Jean joins the Brown faculty

Brown can add another celebrity name to its Africana Studies department. During his lecture last night, Paul Farmer announced that musician, and former Haitian Presidential candidate, Wyclef Jean would be joining the Brown faculty. A press release yesterday confirmed that Jean will become a visiting fellow for the 2010-11 school year in Africana Studies. Now we want to know: does a free concert count as a lecture?

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