Wyclef expresses political disappointment in songsBy IANS
Friday, November 19, 2010
LONDON - After his failed bid to run for president of Haiti, rapper Wyclef Jean has expressed his disappointment in a series of songs.
The hip-hop star was barred from the political race in his homeland because he does not maintain property there and he has now condensed his displeasure into a new album titled “If I Were President: My Haitian Experience”.
The rapper hopes his new political anthem “Election Time”, will inspire citizens to vote in the upcoming elections, Contactmusic.com reports.
“It means the rebirth of my country. It means that the young people can bring about change. I would want to tell the youth of Haiti to go out and vote. We have had a long history of dictatorship in Haiti. It’s not a Haitian right to vote that we are talking about. We are talking about a world right. Take your right. Your true weapon is your voting card. Use your weapon and use it wisely,” he said.