This Day in Black Background: Oct. 17, 1969 | This Day at Black History | National

This Day in Black History: Oct. 17, 1969 | This Day in Black History | National

Wyclef Jean has generated a remarkable career as a songwriter, singer, rapper and de facto ambassador for his native state of Haiti. He had been born Oct. 17, 1969, also proceeded into the USA at age nine and achieved fame as a member of the Fugees, a hip hop group from New Jersey.

He started a solo career at the late 1990therefore and has been nominated for Best Hip Hop Act in the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards. Jean has generated strikes and continues to be showcased in reach singles for Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige amongst many others.

Past songs, Jean was a powerful advocate on behalf of Haiti and has been a dominant participant in the relief effort that followed the catastrophic earthquake in the nation. Back in 2010he filed papers to run for president of Haiti, but the country’s elections’ officials ruled him ineligible because he hadn’t been resident for five decades.

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