Purpose: An Immigrant's Story

Paperback | May 7, 2013

byWyclef Jean

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Purpose is Wyclef Jean’s powerful story of a life rooted in struggle, soul-searching, art, and survival.

In his own voice the multi-platinum musician and producer shares everything, from his childhood in Haiti to his rise to the top of the American music scene. For the first time ever, Wyclef reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the Fugees, including his partnership with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, the details of their award-winning album The Score, and the solo career that followed.

For fans of early Wyclef efforts like The Carnival or later albums like From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion—and for fans of books like Jay-Z’s Decoded or Russell SimmonsSuper Rich—Wyclef’s Purpose is an inspiring, one-of-a-kind look at one of the world’s most talented artists.

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Purpose is Wyclef Jean’s powerful story of a life rooted in struggle, soul-searching, art, and survival.In his own voice the multi-platinum musician and producer shares everything, from his childhood in Haiti to his rise to the top of the American music scene. For the first time ever, Wyclef reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the F...

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Multiplatinum musician, producer, and actor Wyclef Jean's revelation-filled memoir recounts his path to fame...from his impoverished childhood in Haiti to the bright lights of the world stage.Son of a pastor and grandson of a Vodou priest, Wyclef Jean was nine years old when his family left the Haiti slums for New York. He lived first ...

Wyclef Jean is a multiplatinum Haitian musician and former member of the hip-hop trio the Fugees, as well as an actor and producer. Throughout his career, as a member of the Fugees, a collaborator with other musicians, and a solo artist, he has sold more than fifty million albums. He has worked with such artists as Whitney Houston, Mic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061966878

ISBN - 13:9780061966873

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An honest and raw look of the life of Wyclef Jean's life from a young child to his rise to stardom. The book is well written, you feel like you are reliving the experience. Jean does not sugar coat his life, but gives his readers an honest account of how one can overcome hardship and gain greatness with determination, faith and hope. Inspiring for those who wish to successful.
Date published: 2014-01-26

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“Jean’s passion for music, his fierce love for his family and for Lauryn Hill, his partner in the Fugees, and his deep and abiding devotion to his native country, Haiti, forcefully reach out and grab the reader.”