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Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant

Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
Wyclef Jean
Released December 4, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Hip hop, reggae, pop, R&B, reggae fusion, rock
Label Columbia
Producer Akon, will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, Aadesh Shrivastava (co-producer)
Wyclef Jean chronology

Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101
(2004)
Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
(2007)
From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion
(2009)
Singles from Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
  1. "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"
    Released: August 14, 2007
  2. "Fast Car"
    Released: May 20, 2008[1]
  3. "Touch Your Button (Carnival Jam)"
    Released: November 9, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (9/10)[5]
Pop Matters (7/10)[6]
Metacritic (72/100)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
USA Today 4/4 stars[9]

Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant is the sixth studio album by former Fugees member Wyclef Jean, released in 2007 as the sequel to his first solo album, The Carnival. Speaking to noted urban writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning 'Blues & Soul' in September 2007, Wyclef explained his thinking behind the album: "Titling it 'The Carnival 2' was down to 'The Carnival' back in '97 being my first multi-cultural CD. It had rhythms from all over the world, and in that way this new record is the sequel. You know, there's a revolution of culture going on around the world today where the United Nations is everywhere! You go into a room, and everybody's from a different country. It's like we're ALL immigrants! Some of these people may be listening to bhangra, some to hip hop, some to rock... And, when you put that fusion together, it unites people through music."[10]

Track listing

No. TitleFeatured guest(s) Length
1. "Intro"    0:26
2. "Riot"  Serj Tankian & Sizzla 5:15
3. "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"  Akon, Lil Wayne & introducing Niia 3:59
4. "Welcome To The East"  Sizzla 4:18
5. "Slow Down"  T.I. 5:17
6. "King And Queen"  Shakira 3:23
7. "Fast Car"  Paul Simon 4:03
8. "What About The Baby?"  Mary J. Blige 3:36
9. "Hollywood Meets Bollywood (Immigration)"  Chamillionaire & Aadesh Shrivastava 4:52
10. "Any Other Day"  Norah Jones 4:11
11. "Heaven’s In New York"    4:47
12. "Selena"  Melissa Jiménez 4:04
13. "Touch Your Button (Carnival Jam)"  will.i.am, Melissa Jiménez, Machel Montano, Daniela Mercury, Black Alex, Shabba & Djakout Mizik 13:29
14. "Outro"    0:23

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