MUSIC: CAN HE MAKE IT ON HIS OWN?

A MEMBER OF A GREAT BAND TAKES A RISK BY DOING A SOLO ALBUM, BUT FOR THE FUGEES' WYCLEF, IT PAYS OFF

Generally, one of three things happens when a member of a megasuccessful musical group decides to go solo: 1) the performer demonstrates that he is, like Sting, a brilliant individual talent; 2) he turns out, like David Byrne, to be good but not great on his own and is constantly asked when he's going to get back with his old band; or 3) he is revealed to be so profoundly inept that his fans wonder just what they saw in this clown to begin with. Think David Lee Roth.

Wyclef Jean of the Fugees has just released a solo album, The...

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