Wyclef Jean: 'I am human first' by WBUR published on 2012-10-02T17:37:09Z Singer, rapper, and activist Wyclef Jean was born in Haiti, a kid in Brooklyn and Newark, a big star with the Fugees, with Lauryn Hill and his cousin Pras, by the mid-‘90s. A superstar in Haiti, he was back after the earthquake with relief work and controversy. Staggered by the destruction, he put his name up for the Haitian presidency. And he’s still making waves. On Tuesday, he spoke to Tom Ashbrook about Haiti, America, and a life between.