Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean, frontman of the Grammy-winning rap trio the Fugees, has cut a deal with HBO to produce and star in a comedy series loosely based on his life.
The project, now in the early stages of development, will be penned by Jean along with writers Seth Rosenfeld and Danny Hoch (HBO's Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground). Jean also is set to write and produce original music for the series through his Platinum Sound studio.
The son of a minister, Jean absorbed the local Creole and folk traditions that would later influence his hip-hop and world music recordings. His family moved to Brooklyn when he was 9, and later to New Jersey. By the time he was a teenager, he had taken up the guitar and joined forces with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michael to form ...Read more
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