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).
Wyclef is known for collaborating with artists all around the world: Shakira (Colombia), Sarah Connor (Germany), Tarkan (Turkey), and Jin (Chinese-American rapper).
Wyclef was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his song Million Voices (movie Hotel Rwanda soundtrack).
Wyclef's 5th album, Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haïti (Creole 101), was mostly recorded in his origin language, Haïtian Kréyòl, as a return to his roots.
Wyclef has also took part in the Fashion Relief, the contribution performance after the Hurricane Katrina, in Sep 16, 2005.
Wyclef is 5' 10.5" (1.79 m).
Wyclef has created the Yéle Haïti, an help orgazation for his origin country, currently one of the poorest countries in the world.
Wyclef has also joined forces with the female voice behind the band City High - Claudette Ortiz, in the song Two Wrongs.
Wyclef is co-operating with Latin singer Shakira on the hit Hips Don't Lie, which is a great success on charts.
He appeared on Season 5 of The Apprentice in 2005. He did a rap, "Rubbleman", with the winning team, Excel, as their reward for winning task five.
Wyclef, Pras, and Lauryn Hill reunited as The Fugees for an event that was filmed and released as "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" (2006).
Wyclef has married Marie Claudinette Jean in 1994. Their daughter is Angelina Claudinelle, and they have also adopted a girl in March 2005.
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.
Wyclef (about Lauryn Hill): I think Lauryn's music is just a reflection of how she feels in her mind, a state of mind of whatever she's in. And me knowing her since she was like 14, I could see.
Wyclef: I think it's cool to do stuff in a different language. Basically, I learned English through listening to rap. A lot of people think it's funny. But it's true; I used to try to get the accents.
Wyclef: I specialize in lyrics and melodies. I'm good with themes.
Wyclef: I grew up in a Caribbean family household, so the parents are always right. My father smacked me up 'til I was 20. It was a strict household.
Wyclef: I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.
Wyclef: I didn't grow up to call a woman a ho. That's just how I was brought up. I won't call a girl a bitch, unless she wants me to call her a bitch.
Wyclef: I definitely want to participate in more Spring Ting's. It's incredible because you get Reggae, Compas, everything on one stage. I think that's what makes it hot.
Wyclef: I always have a producer to the side of me, and I never want to do a record by myself.
Wyclef: For everybody who lost somebody out there and stuff, when you need therapy, music is the best way.
Wyclef: Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers.
Wyclef: All that violence in the world, we need to stop that.
Wyclef: A lot of people are afraid to fly.
Wyclef: A lot of my music is very reggae- driven. Half of my life Bob Marley was all I listened to.