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Last night common held a private listening session SoSoDef Studio to let people hear The Dreamer The Believer which drops Dec 20 and is produced by No ID.
Pras told allhiphop.com that his former Fugee cohort felt betrayed when Pras endorsed eventual winner of the election, Michel Martelly.
“My boy Clef was running, and see, I didn’t even know about it until like the day of (the announcement)… Now, it’s all good but it was very heated… at that time, I think (Jean) felt a little bit betrayed,” said Pras.
The two ended up on the same flight to Haiti earlier this year and were able to air out their grievances.
It has now been reported that musician Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, according to official preliminary results.
Pras Michel, Martelly’s Secretary of State pick and former Fugee member threatened more protest similar to Egypt if Martelly doesn’t come out victorious. Pras has publicly supported Martelly even when Wyclef attempted to run for office.
There have been rumors of fraud during the first round of votes and the final results are due April 16th. Hopefully they won’t burn the country down as Pras promised if Martelly does not win.
The wound was superficial and “he is doing well,” Tanenbaum said.
Jean suffered the wound soon after stepping out of his car to talk on his phone, according to Gerry Andre, his spokesman in Haiti.
“He heard a gunshot, then he saw his right-hand palm was bleeding,” Andre said.
Jean was treated by a doctor at a hospital and released, Tanenbaum said.
Andre said it was not clear if Jean was a target of the shooting. “I cannot accuse anybody,” Andre said.
The police investigation was stalled by Jean’s refusal to speak to police about the incident, according to Garry Desrosiers, a spokesman for the Haitian national police.
“It was nothing,” said Damien Merlo, a spokeman for the Martelly campaign. “He’s fine and out and about getting out the vote for us.” Final results of the runoff will be released on April 16, according to officials.
Recently we covered a story about Haitian voodoo priests being lynched by angry mobs accusing them of spreading cholera in the earthquake ravaged country.
Another voodoo related story has just emerged, this time involving an American relief worker.
32-year old Paul Waggoner, the co-founder of Materials Management Relief Corps has been accused of turning a 15-month old dead baby boy into a zombie for the purpose of selling it’s organs.
Waggoner is being held in prison pending further investigation after a judge ruled there was enough evidence to look into the charges further.
The accusation was made by the child’s father Frantz Philistin, who brought the sick child to a hospital in February. Philistin handed the child over to Waggoner, who then took the child to doctors. The child died, but wasn’t treated by Waggoner.
When the father came back the next day doctors say he saw the baby and confirmed his death. He refused to take the child with him, insisting he didn’t have the money for a burial, and the child was cremated by the hospital. But now Philistin is accusing Waggoner of performing voodoo on the child to keep him alive.
“My son is not dead, when I tried to close his eyes they wouldn’t close. When I tried to close his mouth it wouldn’t close,” Philistin told AOL news.
Doctors on call at the time of the child’s death dispute Philistin’s claims.
“I listened to the baby’s chest for at least two minutes,” Dr Kenneth Adams said. “And there were neither breath sounds nor heartbeat. Rigor mortis had set it, the baby’s lips and skin were bluish gray and there was corneal clouding of the eyes. I always take very seriously pronouncing the death of any patient.”
Waggoner’s friends are concerned or his safety.
Paul Sebring came to Haiti with Waggoner, he says the prison conditions his friend is being kept in are horrible.
We’ve literally given up everything in our lives to come help, and then this happens, we need help,” Sebring told MyFoxPhoenix. “The conditions he‘s in now I‘ve been to the prison. I wouldn’t even put an animal through that.”
The U.S. State Department is monitoring the case closely according to spokesman P.J. Crowley.
What’s uncertain is how long Waggoner will remain jailed and if the U.S. can do anything to get him released.
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