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Wyclef Jean quotes

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.

You get quick money, it's beautiful, there's sunshine, but at the end of the day, you find out it's all a masquerade, baby. It's not what it seems.

Haiti is my country. The same way the Beatles are received in England - that's how Wyclef Jean is received in Haiti, do you know what I mean?

Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers.

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.

All that violence in the world, we need to stop that.

I'm cheap, and I'm proud of it!

There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible.

When I'm rhyming it's all in my head... Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.

Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music.

As a producer, I always want to know what makes the kids tick.

At the end of the day, just know that God made you, so you can be your own individual, and don't let people give you that peer pressure.

Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change.

I do music for the love of it, and I've been doing it from a very young age: about 11.

I like to go against the grain, against what's out there. Every day is like a challenge.

I lived in the projects and the ghetto, and turned the negative into a positive.

I really have fans that are from 14 or 15 years old to 60.

I want people to experience what it's like being from Haiti, coming to America, being Wyclef - multicultural, multilingual.

I want to be part of a different kind of celebrity, one that thinks not just about charity but policy.

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.