- Audio CD (June 24 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Sony Music Canada
- ASIN: B000002BV3
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 93 customer reviews
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Carnival Explicit Lyrics
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|7. To All The Girls|
|8. Down Lo Ho (Interlude)|
|9. Anything Can Happen|
|10. Gone Till November|
|11. Words Of Wisdom (Interlude)|
|12. Year Of The Dragon|
|13. Sang Fezi|
|14. Fresh Interlude|
|15. Mona Lisa|
|16. Street Jeopardy|
|17. Killer M.C. (Interlude)|
|18. We Trying To Stay Alive|
|20. Closing Arguments (Interlude/Skit)|
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Wyclef Jean ~ Presents Carnival Featuring Ref
"Taste the culture, know who you are," exhorts a voice in the opening seconds of The Carnival. While Fugees mastermind Wyclef sets a high goal for his first solo album, essentially a follow-up to the Brooklyn hip-hoppers' multiplatinum The Score, he never succumbs to feel-goodism or preachiness while traveling the songlines. Including everything from over-the-top operatic scatting to Bee Gees samples and Celia Cruz as part of its rhythm nation, The Carnival proves that, "Killing Me Softly" or no, the rapper/producer is far from losing his knack for mad fun and games. And, indeed, if you're not careful, you may end up learning something: witness the ballad "Gone Till November," a drug runner's unflinching lament. --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
The first half of the album contains the best songs. Tracks like "Anything Can Happen", "Gone Till November" (some of the lyrics are different here than in the video version) and my personal favorite "Apocalypse" should keep fans happy. But after a while, some of the songs on the rest of the album start to sound the same.
This album has 24 tracks, and as soon as you get past track 12, most of the songs come off more as okay rather than good. The only real exception is "We Trying To Stay Alive" (which made a lot of diehard rap fans finally admit that the Bee Gees made some dope music). Not to say that the end of the album isn't good, but I don't think the album would have suffered if some of the songs weren't on there. And another thing is that there are too many skits on the album that follow the same joke. The first skit is interesting, but after a while the skits start to drag.
But this album is still good to listen to. Truth be told, this is the only good solo album Wyclef had, so don't bother with his other two.
Overall this is a good solo cd from wyclef and I think he did good even though he had a lot of guests. The guests don't over shadow him and by the time your done you will know something about where he is from. Lauryn and Wyclef did good and are still doing good solo. I don't know if pras will ever get to their level. It would be good to see the fugees reunite but since they all are at different levels now..I guess it's history. Check out wyclefs new one coming out in June, but until then this is something to listen to. he might suprise you with a couple cuts here because he mixes it all up slow jam, fast, hip-hop , reggae and everything.
If u never been to a carnival, then here is a good start.