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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wyclef Jean, Anthony Bozza Narrator: Sam Jean Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062204882
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] riveting memoir…Jean is candid in chronicling the drama of the music business and his heartfelt anguish for his homeland while struggling with success and commitment.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/1/2013

    " this was a great read! I read it over in a day and a half. It answered a lot of questions I had about the breakup of the fugees. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 11/24/2013

    " Eh. I like Wyclef but I felt like his explanation of his time in the Fugees was kinda crap. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fawn | 7/18/2013

    " Meh. I suppose it was less egotistical than others I've read. And it did remind me to dig around for The Score. I haven't listened to that in forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donnica | 2/11/2013

    " Very candid book regarding career and personal life... through it he realized what was important... ...character...integrity...family... and home.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 12/23/2012

    " a very good read, i have listened to wyclef for years. i'm glad a book finally came out because i only knew a little about his charity work n was curious. he comes off as a bit conceited in parts but i can live with that lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanika Jones | 12/6/2012

    " Really nice read by Mr. Jean. I caught myself laughing out loud from his childhood stories. He gave a lot more than I expected. I was impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/28/2012

    " I know Clef is gonna think I should have given this more mics, errrrr stars, but this was no carnival and not a very fair depiction of circumstances. Also, if I was his wife - I wouldn't be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toby | 10/7/2012

    " Interesting but completely unapologetic "

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About the Author

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, Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, T.I., Mary J. Blige, and Destiny's Child.