Additional reporting by: D Nellz (@bookdnellz)
(AllHipHop News) Wyclef Jean was one of the New Jersey-based rap legends to close out the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday. Besides being an award-winning Hip Hop performer, the founding Fugees member is also moving into the streaming motion picture space.
Last October, it was announced that Wyclef is working with Netflix to create an animated film about his childhood. AllHipHop caught up with the Haitian immigrant to get some more insight into the upcoming movie named after his home country’s capital city.
“Netflix just did a big deal with me. So we’re doing a Prince of Port au Prince. Y’all could look out for that, read about it. It’s on Netflix. It’s going to be animated for kids that are six to twelve years old,” said Wyclef.
He added, “The premise is how you escape poverty, through the imagination. So if you have kids, it’s important that they watch this. I came to America, I seen Aladdin, I seen Cinderella, and now y’all get to watch Prince of Port au Prince.
While part of the Fugees with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, Wyclef Jean released the albums Blunted on Reality and The Score. His solo discography includes Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book, and other studio LPs.