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I'm looking for my esteemed audience to help me out here—Is there something about Wyclef that I don't know, which would make him the answer in Haiti? I never really regarded him as much of a hip-hop artist, but perhaps he has some knowledge of international relations and economics which I'm unaware of.


On a more serious note, I'd love to hear some of my Haitian people discuss his appeal. Is it just cult of the personality and celebrity? Or is there something more. At any rate, via Vulture, here's Clef clapping back at Sean Penn and showing off his meager freestyle skills. 

Clef is vying to run a country, while Lauryn Hill is scraping together a comeback. Talk about male privilege. 

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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