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Oct 3, 2012
02:57 PM

Purpose

Wyclef Jean talks about his new book, life and music

Purpose

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Haitian-American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, opens up about his rags-to-riches story in his new memoir “Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story.”

In preparation for a performance and book signing Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Shrine of the Black Madonna, Jean dishes to B.L.A.C. about his new book and his plans for the future.

Why did you decide to tell your story now?

I wanted to make sure my first book came out after I turned 40. And after I ran for president of Haiti, it was important to lay out my memoir. That’s the only thing that’s a secret because only you and go knows about it, so eventually different people would come out with different books, and it was important that you hear it from my mouth in a very straight up way.

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