Fugees ex-lead singer Wyclef Jean is celebrating his 51st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed rappers of his generation.
Popular rapper-singer-producer Wyclef Jean has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 51st birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Jean, a cultural icon
Born Wyclef Jeanelle Jean in Croix-des-Bouquets on October 17, 1969, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Haitian history. Jean's not just a great rapper, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Wyclef hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Wyclef Jean as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 51.
Happy Birthday, Wyclef, you're the best!
Wyclef Jean career in pictures
- Hips Don't Lie (2006)
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