Monday, November 9, 2009

Wyclef Jean Performs Free Western Union Concert in Times Square

It's just before noon on Monday, and hundreds of people are lined up in front of Nokia Theatre in Times Square to see Wyclef Jean team up with Western Union for a free "lunchbreak" concert.

"If you can make it here in the daytime," Wyclef tells the crowd, "then it's not about the music. It's about the movement."

The movement Jean is referring to are environmental and social initiatives he seeks to reinforce as both a musician and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti.

In addition to these posts, Jean has plenty to celebrate. First, his very own Western Union Visa prepaid debit card debuted today (complete with image of him on the front), and his new mixtape From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion, drops tomorrow. The record features everyone from DJ Drama to Eve to Cyndi Lauper to Timbaland.

Wyclef called Drama onstage during today's show, along with rapper Maino, for an energetic performance of "All the Above," while Western Union President Stewart Stockdale had his moment of glory during an impromptu dance of "You Don't Wanna Go Outside."

Clef also mixed Lil Wayne's "A Milli" with his Fugees classic "Fu Gee La," and dove into the audience during "You Don't Wanna Go Outside" with this warning to security: "Calm down man... I'm not 50 Cent. I know how to punch people out myself."

Check out videos of all, below.

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