Wyclef Jean recently visited SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation and spoke on the recent Hip Hop Honors. Wyclef, as well as other legends have expressed some concern about the show since it aired, feel as though the culture and its pioneers must be protected.

“I just feel like it’s so important, culturally, that we protect the icons in a super, super right way. ‘Cause what happens is, you know, history will remember. Think of like, why do we like Basquiat. Why do we like art. Why you read The Art of War, for example. Who told you to read that book? What is it? It’s because somebody protects that book and make sure it goes to the next generation and next generation.”

“So, I always feel like it’s important in the course of history that we understand like who we’re dealing with. It’s like when I see Curtis Blow, I just bow. You know what I’m saying. So, for me, it’s important. But, I feel like, at the same time, there’s a struggle going on right. Because you have what is called a relevancy factor….”

Wyclef also spoke about his latest album, Carnival III: Fall and Rise of a Refugee, his West Hollywood incident with the police, and more.

Hear the audio clip below:


SiriusXM’s ‘Artist Confidential’ featuring Wyclef Jean will air on Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Fly channel 47.


Photo and Audio Credit: SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation