Wyclef Jean

April 13
6:30 p.m.
Hip-Hop, Reggae

The ex-Fugees member Wyclef Jean remains a rap-rooted yet genre-twisting visionary. Last year, he released the third installment of his Carnival album series, which began in 1997. The first volume is one of hip-hop’s essential solo debuts, and the second, released in 2007, featured his reggae-tinged smash “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill).” The Haiti native’s penchant for globally influenced eclecticism clutters Carnival III, but it’s still a spirited, uplifting ride.