WYCLEF JEAN

Dreaming Beyond Limitations

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Three-time Grammy award winning lyricist and multi-instrumentalist Wyclef Jean started a movement as the founding and guiding member of The Fugees’, whose album The Score certified six times platinum. Take a journey through the inspiring story of this producer, author, and humanitarian as he sits down with Tom Bilyeu in this episode of Impact Theory.

 

“Do not let any job that you do kill your dream. Because the only thing that can make you feel alive is your dream.” —Wyclef Jean

 

SHOW NOTES

Wyclef talks about growing up in Haiti, giant birds, and imaginary friends. [3:21]

Tom and Wyclef discuss how he developed an orchestra in his brain. [8:45]

Wyclef describes his obsession with words and how he fell in love with battle rapping. [12:48]

Wyclef explains how he shaped his brain with jazz and learned music discipline. [16:00]

Wyclef recalls a phone call from Michael Jackson and how he experienced music theory. [17:27]

Wyclef shares the importance of transferring knowledge and not limiting yourself. [19:44]

Tom and Wyclef sing together and discuss the importance of understanding theory. [21:58]

Wyclef exposes the secrets to getting great. [26:31]

Wyclef talks about the significance of crafting a strategic message and starting a movement. [31:36]

Wyclef applies the philosophy of crawling before you walk to learning anything in life. [35:53]

Wyclef defines the impact he wants to have on the world. [40:03]

Wyclef gives a freestyle performance on a topic of Tom’s choice. [42:32]

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

BANDS

Christian Rock Band Petra – http://bit.ly/2lBZ08k [9:56]

Police Synchronicity – http://bit.ly/1J4hqzq [10:20]

Pink Floyd – http://bit.ly/2lCcLn6 [12:13]

Coldplay – http://bit.ly/1qL4ie4 [16:43]

 

PEOPLE

DJ Red Alert – http://bit.ly/2mdUc5o [12:20]

Kool G Rap – http://bit.ly/2m3mwIt [13:14]

Charlie Daniels – http://bit.ly/2lm4DVx [14:55]

Curtis Blow – http://bit.ly/2kDDYGn [15:23]

Dillon – http://bit.ly/1dDos1l [16:44]

Ella Fitzgerald – http://bit.ly/2kDzkIq [16:45]

Avicii – http://bit.ly/1USZZvQ [20:48]

Brian Grazier – http://bit.ly/2kPXoTX [23:36]

SaLaAM ReMi – http://bit.ly/2ldan5D [31:39]

Confucius – http://bit.ly/1INVZlc [35:56]

 

SONGS, MOVIES, VIDEOS

Wyclef’s first music video appearance with Eric B and Rahkim – http://bit.ly/1rQ0AwM [15:32]

Gone Till November – http://bit.ly/1raMhD2 [18:52]

Life – http://bit.ly/2m3to90 [23:39]

Hotel Rwanda Theme Song – http://bit.ly/2kPOE04 [23:55]

Amy Winehouse documentary – http://bit.ly/1cPeU6H [31:43]

Kendrick Lamar’s first mixtape – http://bit.ly/2lZX3D8 [37:43]

Jouvet – http://bit.ly/2l9gMia [41:46]

 

BOOKS, TERMS

Dorian, Ionian, Phrygian, Mixolydian – http://bit.ly/2megNia [19:18]

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho – http://amzn.to/2miXpRs  [38:01]

Wyclef’s Book – Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story – http://amzn.to/2l53EYX        

  

FOLLOW WYCELF

TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2lXsiyr

INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2m0pspo

FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2kMMduX

SNAPCHAT: @wyclef

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