News: Wyclef Jean To Discuss The Fugees In New Memoir, "My Journey Took Me From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion"

Monday, Oct 19, 2009 12:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Wyclef Jean has announced plans to release an upcoming tell-all memoir which will focus on his life from adolescent to Grammy-winning artist with The Fugees.

Reports of the new memoir landed online Monday (October 19) morning.

The solo star and former frontman for The Fugees is collaborating with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza on a book -- currently untitled -- to be published by It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Financial terms weren't disclosed and a release date hasn't been set. The publisher announced in a statement Monday that the book will cover Jean's life, from his childhood in rural Haiti to his musical career and philanthropic work. (Associated Press)

Jean has also confirmed the reports of his upcoming book project.

"I am so happy to share my journey which took me from the hut to the projects to the mansion," said Wyclef Jean in a statement. "I am just getting started and feel so excited about It Books publishing the early stories from my life." (Reuters)

The Clipse's Malice recently announced plans to take his pen game to book stores with the upcoming release of Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked.

"People know what the Clipse content is about -- what we've been talking about over the years," he said about the project. "But we like to paint both sides of the picture and give you the pros and the cons and just to let you know that it's not all glorious and sometimes you lose. The intention is to have the book out at the top of the year, after the album. We're speaking with a few people now but it's gonna be major publishing. It's an awesome book that's nothing short of phenomenal. It gives you an inside look of the Clipse, the industry, the things that we've been through and a very personal look at my private life." (Honey Magazine)

Q-Tip has also decided to ink a tell-all book called Industry Rules which will reflect his rap career including his falling out with A Tribe Called Quest.

He has signed on the dotted line with Ballantine Books for an unexpected memoir. Titled Industry Rules, Q-Tip is expected to carefully construct his life story that includes growing up in Queens, his rise and fall with A Tribe Called Quest and subsequent solo success thereafter. The book, also in cooperation Random House Publishing Group, which owns Ballatine Books, was sold recently and according to a release is "a creatively constructed telling of his life story". (Examiner)

No further details on the book's release has been announced.

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