Wyclef Jean Announces “April Showers” Mixtape with T.I., 2 Chainz And Trae The Truth
April Showers will be the first full-length release from Wyclef since his 2009 conceptual album, From the Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion. In 2011 Wyclef released the political Hip-Hop EP, If I Were President: The Haitian Experience, following his decision to back-out of Haiti’s presidential race.
Wyclef has reached out to a number of artists for April Showers including T.I., 2 Chainz, Trae the Truth, Waka Flocka and Uncle Murda and has confirmed that each will be featured upon its release.
Following the release of the track “Hip-Hop,” Wyclef vowed to create an entire project that all of his fans can enjoy. ”The reaction I’ve been getting from ["Hip-Hop"] has made me realize just how badly the fans want music that can evoke certain types of emotion,” he told HHDX.
“With April Showers, I am going to show you where I feel the evolution and future of music is going.” He continued, “From this body of work you can expect a futuristic sonic eclectic sound.”
Most recently Wyclef released his autobiography, Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story and the multi-platinum artist also portrayed a record label president on the hit ABC series ”Nashville.”