We do love Wyclef Jean, and we make no secret of it. The three time Grammy Award winner is well known for his work with his band The Fugees, his solo work, and for writing for the likes of Santana and Shakira. Wyclef also loves Haiti, the homeland of his heritage, and in his latest single, ‘Sak Kap Fet’, on which he collaborates with Kofi Black and Moira Mack, he doesn’t shy away in showcasing how he feels about the country.
Wyclef has always expressed his pride in Haiti throughout his long career, including starting many charitable organisations, and even trying to run for Haitian president in 2010. ‘Sak Kap Fet’ is the first song to be released from Wyclef’s latest project, which nods to his roots, and represents Haitian unity and pride. ‘Sak Kap Fet’ is a Creole phrase, which translates into English as “What’s up?”.The single marks the beginning of his latest project, “Wyclef Goes Back To School”, which aims to scout young musical talent throughout the United States. Wyclef will be visiting 20 colleges throughout the nation to find the best talent these schools have to offer and feature them on his mixtape. ‘Sak Kap Fet’ accomplishes that by featuring Staten Island, New York based songwriter and producer, Kofi Black.
The video for ‘Sak Kap Fet’ takes us to Wyclef’s live show, putting focus on the high energy and free spirit which characterises Wyclef. The video cuts betwen scenes of fans, and other artists coming on stage, with clips of other performers seen on social media dancing to the new single.