Wyclef Jean

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Quotes (21)

  • Wyclef: Definitely when I got on the plane to go back to Haiti, it was an emotional thing for me. It definitely touched my heart when I landed. I cried.

  • Wyclef Jean: I wanna show that with this whole thug phenomenon, there's something deeper than that. I wanna talk to the hoodlums... because those same kids come to my shows and hear what I have to say, as well.

  • Wyclef Jean: No matter what I'm doing, I am a hip-hop artist. Those are and still stay my roots and my inspiration.

  • Wyclef Jean: When my dad passed two years ago, that shifted my whole way of thinking. Right away I wanted to do my music differently. I want to do things that will change people who hear it three hundred years from now, like scriptures.

  • Wyclef: I'm cheap, and I'm proud of it!

  • Wyclef: I'm 27 years old. I'm going to go into Hollywood really arrogant. I'll be breaking a lot of rules. It's going to be hot.

  • Wyclef (about working at a burger place): I would be writing so many songs in my head while I'm making 30 Whoppers and six fries. That's why it never got me down or whatever. Of course, I got fired because the place got stuck up.

  • Wyclef: I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.

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Trivia (19)

  • Wyclef Jean is Haiti's roving ambassador.

  • Wyclef considers Bob Dylan and John Lennon to be two of his musical influences, despite the fact neither of them don't have much to do with rap.

  • Wyclef dated ex-Fugees bandmate, Lauryn Hill.

  • Wyclef's wife, Marie Claudinette Pierre Jean, is an Haitian-American fashion designer. She runs her own label, Fusha Designs, and Wyclef himself wears her designs all the time.

  • in 2000, Wyclef has founded his own record company, entitled Yclef.

  • Jean's father, an Haitian minister, died in 2001 in a home accident. Wyclef has contributed the song Daddy (album Masquerade) for him.

  • Wyclef is especially known for his duet with May J-Blige, 911, a song that was a hit all around the world and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.

  • Jean joined a rap group back in 1987, with his cousin Prakazrel Michel (Pras), and Michel's classmate Lauryn Hill. First, they were the Tranzlator Crew, and then the Fugees (refugess, Haiti slang).

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