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Lead Fugees rapper and sometime guitarist Wyclef Jean was the first member of his group to embark on a solo career, and he proved even more ambitious and eclectic on[…]

It’s a lot of pressure, Wyclef says.

Question: Do you understand Dave Chapelle’s disappearance from show business?

Wyclef Jean:  I mean, you know, I could definitely relate to Dave Chappelle.  I mean, I basically -- I think I left the music industry for, like, three years.  A lot of people was like, what Wyclef’s doing, and it basically looked like I was out of the scene.  But I went back to Haiti, started doing charity work, clearing my mind.  Because sometime the industry can be -- it’s a lot of pressure because, you know, they expect you to produce.  And every time you get a good one, they expect another one, then another one, then another, one; and sometimes, now you start to get tired because you’re, like, just trying to appease people opposed to, you know, just concentrating on your art.