If Wyclef Were President, He Wouldn't Have Written This Song
No one was surprised when the Haitian government decided that Wyclef Jean wasn’t eligible to run for president of Haiti. Even Wyclef himself didn’t seem fazed by the announcement. Maybe he realized that he’d have a better shot at running for a school board seat in New Jersey, where he’s lived since he was nine. Following his rejection, he vowed to continue supporting Haiti in whatever capacity he was capable.
Turns out that capacity is the same contrived song writing he’s been peddling to audiences for years. As though trying to show the struggling population of Haiti what they’re missing by not having a former Fugee for a leader, Jean is releasing an EP titled If I were President: My Haitian Experience on December 7th. The six song collection is led off by his single “Election Time” in which Wyclef delivers current hot button news topics in quick succession, every line making the song a little more disposable.
The hook is an admitted amalgamation of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” complete with a chorus of children. However, in Wyclef’s version he notes that in this election, “He gon’ vote Taylor Swift, she gon’ vote Kanye.” We didn’t realize he was talking about the Teen Choice Awards.