Wyclef Jean & Troy Ave Make A Strong Statement About Gun Violence (Video)

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Wyclef Jean is a seemingly unafraid artist. The Fugees’ cofounder envisioned Whitney Houston and Kenny Rogers (and Pharoahe Monch) on a cut together. He’s covered Pink Floyd on a Hip-Hop album, and he’s made a series of autobiographical songs from his perspective as an American immigrant.

‘Clef keeps the courage going, making a big budget video for “April Showers.” Featuring Brooklyn’s Troy Ave, the visual works in a series of films, ranging from Boyz N’ The Hood, Death Wish, Menace II Society, and more to chronicle violence in the streets (and in doing so, violence in the arts). The video uses dancing, a funeral sequence, a reenactment, extensive makeup, and this found media.

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