Wyclef Jean spoke about the importance of keeping "grassroots music" alive, especially on college campuses at the third annual College Radio Day at William Paterson University. Rob Quicke, communications professor and general manager of the college's radio station, founded the event to showcase the importance of college radio stations and the freedom they provide budding musicians to express themselves. More than 700 radio stations in 43 countries participated. Jean, who grew up in Newark, unsuccessfully ran in the Haitian presidential election in 2010. He sang "If I Were President" and "Gone Til November."
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