Friday, December 14, 2007

Wyclef's Coney Memories

Hip Hop superstar Wyclef Jean is most often associated geographically with New Jersey and Haiti (for which he is now an official roving ambassador).

In a recent Brooklyn Paper interview, however, Wyclef reveals that he spent some formative years down in Coney Island:

"Brooklyn gave me my swagger," said the singer, who grew up in Coney Island's Marlboro Projects and Flatbush. […]

GO Brooklyn sat down with the star between slices to ask about his experience moving to Brooklyn from Haiti at age 9. He told us some of his earliest memories were of riding the Cyclone after his family first moved, and before they relocated to New Jersey, where he joined forces with the other two young rappers, Lauryn and Pras, who would go on to form the Fugees.

'Clef's palate [Brooklyn Paper]

- post by Ben Nadler

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