Coverafbeelding Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige - 911
  • Statistieken
  •   14 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   338 punten
  •   2000

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   17-10-1969
Land   Haïti

De in Haïti geboren Wyclef Jean begint eind jaren tachtig samen met Pras Michael en Lauryn Hill de groep Tranzlator Crew. Het zou het begin zijn van The Fugees die met hun tweede album The Score in 1996 wereldwijd doorbreken. In de Top 40 scoren ze dat jaar vier hits, waarvan er drie in de top 10 komen en Killing Me Softly zes weken op nummer 1 staat.



Jean gaat een jaar later solo verder en staat eind 1997 met Guantanamera op de 28e plaats in de Top 40. In 2000 staat hij, samen met Mary J Blige (op 911) voor het eerst in de top 10. Naast eigen nummers is Jean veelvuldig bezig met schrijven en produceren voor anderen. Zo was hij mede-verantwoordelijk voor de doorbraak van Destiny’s Child (No, No, No in 1998) en nummers voor onder meer Santana en The Black Eyed Peas.

In 2006 scoort Jean, die ook een politieke carriere in Haïti ambieert, voor het laatst in de Top 40. Hips Don’t Lie, samen met Shakira, wordt zijn eerste nummer 1-hit. In 2014 maakt hij, samen met Santana, Avicii en Alexandre Pires het nummer Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) dat één van de nummers rond het WK voetbal in Brazilië is.

Songtekst

[Wyclef]
Yo, what up, this Wyclef with Mary J.
I serenade the girls with my accoustic guitar
You know what I'm sayin'?
Yo, fellas havin' problems with the chicks?
I want you right now to turn the lights down low
Pull your girl up next to you
I want you to sing this to her

If death comes for me tonight, girl
I want you to know that I love you
And no matter how tough I wouldn't dare
Only to you I would reveal my tears
So tell the police I ain't home tonight
Messin' around with you is gonna get me life
But when I look into your eyes
You're worth that sacrafice
If this is the kind of love that my mom used to warn me about
Man, I'm in trouble
I'm in real big trouble
If this is the kind of love that the old folks used to warn me about
Man, I'm in trouble
I'm in real big trouble
I need y'all to do me a favor

Someone please call 911 (pick up the phone yo)
Tell them I just been shot down
and the bullet's, in my heart
And it's piercin through my soul (I'm losin blood yo)
Feel my body gettin cold
Somone please call 911 (pick up the phone yo)
The alleged assailaint, is five foot one
and she shot me through my soul
Feel my body gettin cold

[Mary J. Blige]
So cold
Sometimes I feel like I'm a prisoner
I think I'm trapped here for a while
(but I'm always right here with you girl)
And every breath I fight to take
Is as hard as these four walls I wanna break
I told the cops you wasn't here tonight
Messin' around with me is gonna get you life
Oh yeah, yeah
But everytime I look into your eyes
Then it's worth the sacrifice

[Wyclef]
If this is the kind of love that your mom used to warn you about
Man, we are in trouble
You're in real big trouble
If this is the kind of love that the old folks used to warn me about
I'm in trouble
I'm in real big trouble
You got anything to say, girl?

[Mary J. Blige]
Someone please call 911, yeah yeah (pick up the phone yo)
Tell them I just got shot down
And it's piercin through my soul (I'm losin blood yo)
Feel my body gettin cold

[Wyclef]
Someone please call 911 (can you do that for me)
The alleged assailaint, was five foot one
And she shot me through my soul (and he shot me through my heart)
Feel my body gettin cold
(He didn't care, he didn't worry, he didn't wonder..)

[Wyclef and Mary J. Blige]
I'm feelin you girl
I understand

[Mary J. Blige]
And you're doin, what you're doin, would you do it
and do it and do it and do it for me..

Songinformatie

ArtiestWyclef Jean,
Mary J Blige
 A-kant
 B-kant
Platenlabel Columbia


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