Wyclef Jean

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week: Big Business, Major Lazer

    Monday, October 15Big BusinessAlex's BarFor those not familiar with the genre Sludge Metal, meet Big Business. Hailing from Seattle and signed to Gold Metal Records, they traffic in crunchy, chugging jams with wonky, drop-tuned strings. Reminiscent of instrumental metal band Pelican, Big Business fe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2012

    Major Lazer

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top Five "Sesame Street" Musical Cameos You Didn't Know Existed

    Yesterday, children's television staple "Sesame Street" entered its 43rd season. Along with providing groundbreaking educational programming that kids have been able to watch with their parents for decades, the show's also provided some of the most surprising musical television cameos in history. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote

    See Also: *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team *Get It Together: 6 West Coast Posse Cuts For Your 4th of July Cookout *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? With the new Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis movie The Campaign opening tomorrow (oh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Eight Worst Hip Hop Collaborations

    ​Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with  dubstep sensation Rusko,  and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Five Weird Drugs (and the Stars Who Use Them)

    ​ Courtney Love caused a teeny stir this week when she raved about the hallucinogenic tea Ayahuasca. Sounding like a frat boy detailing his first blunt, Love shared some of the urban legends surrounding Ayahuasca, namely, that users experience identical visions of a mysterious "Black guy" (Editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Can't Run for President, But Can Look Back at His Bid with Nostalgia!​On Friday, the Haitian Electoral Council ruled that Wyclef Jean can't run for president of Haiti since he hadn't lived there for five years. Jean had argued that his appointment as "ambassador at large" since 2007 qualified him for the presidency, and his lawyers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Will Wyclef Jean Get to Run for Haiti President as One of 30 Candidates?​ Today the Haitian elections board will decide whether Wyclef Jean is eligible to run for the country's presidency. There's a five consecutive year Haitian residency requirement for candidates, but Jean has said his roving ambassador stint by President Rene Preval in 200 ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010

    Dusty Rhodes Front Man Running for City Council

    [Mental Notes] Mundanities of celeb life include Hurley on Weezer's cover, Mike Ness selling homes

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Filed Papers to Run for President of Haiti​We knew it was official; Wyclef Jean did tell Time Magazine he was running for president of Haiti after weeks of rumors yesterday. But a few minutes ago, the AP reported that Jean has filed the paperwork to run for president of Haiti at an electoral council office i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Calling it Quits; Lead Singer Running for City Council

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​There's been talk of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, our favorite live act, calling it quits for a while now, but in a phone conversation yesterday, lead singer Dustin Apodaca confirmed the news. He also confirmed that he is running for a spot in the Anaheim Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    5 Great Acts That Suck Live

    ​The main reason Lauryn Hill's rumored Rock the Bells performance got everyone's panties up in a bunch isn't because it was untrue. It's because everyone misses The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  Lauryn. Everyone knows her recent live sets have been harrowing--audiences were subject to two hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Weekly Papermates Are All Over Haiti Earthquake

    Matthew Marek/American Red CrossA Haitian boy injured in the earthquake is helped by a Red Cross worker.​One good thing about having a Mothership lording over this and other alternative-media outlets around the country is the ability to instantly access coverage to major news events in the backyar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Safe, Secure Sites to Donate to Haiti Quake Relief

    A lot of relief groups have and will be appealing for donations to help earthquake-rattled Haiti. The Pan American Development Foundation--an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean--is enc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Triple Threat in Newport Tomorrow: Terminator, McG and Dan Aykroyd

    Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Album Review: Akon, 'Freedom'

    The Smoking Gun Web site exposed Akon earlier this year, unearthing police documents that show he's greatly exaggerated his arrest record and incarceration time. And so on his third album, Freedom, he downgrades himself from Konvicted (the title of his last CD) to "Troublemaker." Even this descripti ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Mic of Dreamz: DJ Alex Rules the Airwaves—and the Clubs

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    The Best of the Rest

    A few more summer releases you might be interested in

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Crunk Bonds

    Southern-rap icons Ying Yang Twins find a balance

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Madam Chairwoman: Rock on!

  • Columns

    September 28, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Raise Less Corn, More Hell: We got your class warfare swingin

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    American Women and Children First

    There were an estimated 25,000 Americans in Lebanon, and an estimated 30,000 Canadians. But when the cruise ship Orient Queen departed the port of Beirut towards the safety of the island of Cyprus it was U.S.A. all the way. Anywhere from 1,100 to 1,800 Canadians, all told to assemble for evacuation ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 16, 2006

    Which of These Things Is Not Like the Others?

    Wyclef Jean comes to Irvine, hangs with housewives

  • Columns

    December 2, 2004

    Cant Handle Your Shit?

    Stay out of the pit

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Give Peas a Chance

    If Black Eyed Peas are hip-hop radicals, theyre also business pragmatists

  • Music

    November 30, 2000
  • Columns

    November 16, 2000

    I Voted For George W. Bush!

    And now Im loving Charlies Angels!

  • Music

    September 2, 1999