They Said What, Where?

Scott Pelley accompanied Wyclef Jean to Haiti for a "60 Minutes" profile about the former Fugees mastermind and his ongoing efforts to help his homeland. It aired Sunday, after some football game I didn't watch. (Too busy practicing the football hold on my new baby, Miles Maxwell.)

Anyway, it was an interesting piece, but there was one line that stopped me cold:

"Known primarily as a hip-hop artist, he has a gift for guitar that reminds many of Jimi Hendrix."

Um, no he doesn't.

Not.

Even.

Close.

Look, I'm not saying that Wyclef is playing at Lil Wayne's level. But the guy has never really impressed with his guitar work.

If he reminds anybody of Hendrix, it's only because he's borrowed some of Jimi's licks and tricks. Not because he's some sort of virtuosic guitar hero.



By J. Freedom du Lac |  January 13, 2009; 10:54 AM ET Comps , Errors , Say What?
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Well, congratulations to you and yours!

Posted by: conyersga | January 13, 2009 11:11 AM

Without a doubt the worst live show I've ever seen, and it was free, was Wyclef back at U of Maryland. I literally lost count after a while of the number of times he said the wrong city, incorrectly said the name of the school, or said something offensive. And then the last hour he just danced around while his dj played records.

Posted by: M__N | January 14, 2009 8:56 AM

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