The Fugees' version of No Woman No Cry was a revelation in my adolescent life. It was the first time that I made the connection that music inherited from parents/family x music heard from friends/street= my music. Wyclef doesn't get enough credit in paving the way for global hip hoppers the world over.
I've resurrected the Fugees version in my dj sets thanks to two other global versions of No Woman No Cry from this past year.
Comando Tiburon-No Voy a llorar (Panama)
(Direct references to the Fugees here)
Titi Falçon-Tayumako (Senegal)
Besides his multiple solo efforts, I've seen him collaborate with artists in some unexpected places. This track from Senegal appeared around the time Wyclef recorded with Youssou N' Dour on How Come.
Bideew Bou Bess feat. Wyclef Jean-Ndékété Yo
Friends of mine hated on Wyclef's latest solo effort, but Carnaval 1 still bumps for me today, and if you don't have Wylcef's album, Welcome To Haiti Creole 101, this needs to be your next acquire. Here is a track from the album that mashes Compa, Zouk, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afropop and Afro Cuban sounds.
Wyclef Jean-24 e Tan Pou Viv
If I'm missing any necessary Wyclef tracks in the same vein, point them out in the comments!