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"Perfect Gentleman" is the third single released from American recording artist Wyclef Jean's second studio album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. In the United States, the song reached #108 on the Billboard R&B chart and failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, however, 'Perfect Gentleman' became a big hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at #4 and went on to spend a total fourteen weeks on the British chart. The single was certified Silver on August 24, 2001 by the BPI. Perfect Gentleman was covered by the reggae rock band Slightly Stoopid on their 2003 LP Everything You Need. The song quotes Chris Rock's spoken-word piece "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)". The music video for Perfect Gentleman was shot in Washington D.C and features a scene outside The White House. The video shows Jean in a massive ballroom, performing the song to the crowd. It later features Jean as the President of the United States, outlining his plans for being the Perfect Gentleman. Wikipedia

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Wyclef Jean "Perfect Gentleman" Music Video

Song Lyrics

(This one`s goin` out to the strip joints

Yo, meet me at Suzy`s Rendez-vous

For every Go-Go Bar

I`ma send this one out to the gentlemen`s clubs

Magic City, New York dogs, Rolex

I be seeing y`all up in there late at night

I understand when your girl is stressing you out

[Crazy girls] Know what I`m saying?

Don`t let the ladies fool y`all now, fellas

They be doin` the same thing y`all be doin`

Turn up my symphony, man.

Turn up my symphony!

Drop a BEAT!)

I`m in paradise. Look at all these crystals, what`s up in scores? (uh-huh)

Yo straight up this the new anthem for anybody working hard tryin to make that

money (giddyup giddyup giddyup), check it out, ya`ll.


Just `cuz she dances go-go

It don`t make her a ho, no

Maxine, put your red shoes on, hon

We going to the disco

We gonna eeeelope to Meeeexico

Called up my mama, said I`m in love with this strippah, yo

[Verse 1]

Ten grand, let me see you shake it like you got no

bones in your body and you was made to be a celebrity

Twenty grand, know it`s a sin, but if only you show

me a little more skin it would fulfill my fantasy

Thirty grand, to the highest bidder but Chris Rock

said, `There`s no sex in the champaigne room`

Forty grand, looked into her eyes, I saw tears falling

down, type of tears that money couldn`t buy

[Chorus 2X]

[Verse 2]


Excuse me, what is your name?


Uh, my name is Hope, yo

I was blessed with the body of the Goddesses

Have you any idea how hard this is?

I could flex in 25 positions

But I only work here to pay my tuition

Yo, tantalizing teaser

Table-top pleaser

Give me what I need a

Mastercard or Visa

Lap dance fantasy

Picture us on an all white canopy

Wyclef extended his hand to me

Like Billy D. said he`s feelin me

Take me away from here, so far

Where they ride horses, no cars

No more stripping in bars

Me and you `Clef, against the odds

[Chorus 2X]

(Yo a lot of y`all sitting with y`all girls

fronting like the budweiser commercial

Talking bout, `IIIIIII, I don`t be going to the strip joints`

You lying man! You`d be surprised who you see up in there man.

I got one question for you liars, man)

Shot callers, What are you, a preacher?

You calling her a hooker? He without sin cast the first stone.

I met her on the subway, she gave me that VIP card

And told me if I ever have problems,

Don`t hesitate to come by, yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus 2X]

Call up my mama said I`m in love with this strippah yo!

(Yo baby, can I get another lap dance? I tell you I

got nothing but funny money, man. New York Dogs.)

Soundtrack Credits

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Alternative Versions

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 11 The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book Studio Album 2000
1 0 Ecleftic-2 Sides II A Book Album 2001
1 27 The Ecleftic (2 Sides II A Book) (Special 2-Disc Edition) Album 2000
1 5 The Ecleftic Sampler (2 Sides II A Book) Miscellaneous 2000
1 11 Ecletic


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Wyclef Jean - The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book
Track Song Title Duration
1 Columbia Records 1:53
2 Where Fugees At? 3:48
3 Kenny Rogers - Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate 3:05
4 Thug Angels 6:35
5 It Doesn't Matter 3:57
6 911 4:19
7 Pullin' Me in 4:29
8 Da Cypha 4:27
9 Runaway 4:59
10 Red Light District 0:40
11 Perfect Gentleman 4:09
12 Low Income 4:20
13 Whitney Houston Dub Plate 1:43
14 However You Want It 3:03
15 Hollyhood to Hollywood 4:45
16 Diallo 7:22
17 Something About Mary 5:20
18 Bus Search 0:47
19 Wish You Were Here 4:04


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