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Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean

Background information
Born October 17, 1969
Born place Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Origin Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1992—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Koch Entertainment
J Records
Ruffhouse Records
Associated acts Shakira
Lauryn Hill
The Fugees
Elephant Man
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Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (Haitian Creole pronunciation: [wajklɛf ʒã], English: /ˈwaɪklɛf ˈʒɑːn/; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian musician, record producer and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group, The Fugees.

From The Hut, To The Projects To The Mansion (2009) Carnival Vol. II: Memories Of An Immigrant (2007) Welcome To Haiti: Creole 101 (2004) The Preacher's Son (2003) Greatest Hits (2003) Masquerade (2002) The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book (2000) The Carnival (1997)

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Wyclef Jean: I Have No Idea Who Shot Me

March 21, 2011
Wyclef Jean has admitted that he has no idea who shot him in the hand in Haiti over the weekend. The singer was shot in the hand on Saturday night (March 19) whilst out in the Haitian city of Delmas.  Read more 

Wyclef Jean Shot In Haiti

March 21, 2011
Wyclef Jean has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound in Haiti. The former Fugees singer was shot in the hand last night (March 19) in Delmas, Haiti, reports Billboard.  Read more 

Wyclef Jean Sparks Fugees Rumours After Recent Reunion

January 13, 2011
Wyclef Jean has begun speaking to his Fugees' bandmates after five years. The singer, who had not spoken to former Fugees bandmates Pras Michael and Lauryn Hill since they split in 2005, mended old wounds on a recent flight.  Read more 

Wyclef Jean: I'm Like The Beatles In Haiti

December 6, 2010
Wyclef Jean has spoken about his failed presidential bid in Haiti and said welcomed like The Beatles in the country. The rapper, who lived in Haiti until he was nine, attempted to run for president after country suffered a devastating earthquake earlier this year.  Read more 

Wyclef Jean Accused Of Stealing 90s' Hip-Hop Track

November 25, 2010
Wyclef Jean is facing a 1.5 million lawsuit for allegations that he plagiarised a song by 90s rap group Blahzay Blahzay. Jean is claimed to have approached the group for permission to sample their 1996 song 'Danger' on his 2007 album 'Carnival'.  Read more 

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