A “Lil Positivity”:Wyclef is about to Enroll at Berklee College in Boston

- By Bossip Staff

They say it’s never too late. Wyclef Jean has done everything under the sun when it comes to music. Now there is one thing left for him to conquer…

A Bachelor’s Degree in Music

Grammy winner Wyclef Jean is going to college to further his education.

“I am enrolling in Berklee College in Boston to get my bachelor’s degree in music! That’s how important education is to me. I plan to work with Rev. Al Sharpton because that’s how important stressing the importance of education to children is to me,” the musician announced during the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on Saturday.

The former member of the hip-hop collective The Fugees was presented the George Collins Award for Community Service for his work as a Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti.

“I’m also not running for president of Haiti,” Jean emphasized during his speech, before adding: “Though I wish my uncle would.”

The 36-year-old singer/songwriter/producer also recalled attending a CBC Phoenix Awards several years ago and meeting a then unknown man that was a huge fan of his CD, ‘The Carnival.’

“This tall man walked by and told his wife, ‘Michelle, tell him what I have in the car.’ She said, ‘He has ‘The Carnival’ in the car and won’t stop playing it!’ That man is now our President Barack Obama,” he shared.

Jean is slated to release his next solo offering, ‘Music Theory’ later this year.

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Comments

  • Mikado7777777

    Yes, we need more celebrities to promote higher education-don’t care if I’m first or not…

  • LeosRoar

    How sad is it that there is only one other comment on this topic? But folks can talk about Bey’s hair for days. Wyclef, thank you for the inspiration to all of us old heads (especially myself) that need to do the same thing.

  • SoulSistah

    AMEN to that!

  • reedy504

    yes, i was just thinking about this yesterday. Why don’t these musicians get an education.You can buy all the cars and jewelry and other nonsense, but can’t obtain a degree. There’s no excuse, they can go to university of phoenix if they don’t have time. Thank you wyclef, your are truly a gifted musician.

  • rainbowrabbit

    That’s great news.

  • Phenaesha

    more celebrities shld b like him… he is a good leader

  • QUEEN

    wyclef seems to have always had a great head on his shoulders. im proud of him

  • http://www.freewebs.com/bestsexever redcora

    that is awesome!

  • SEV

    MORE BLACK MEN NEED EDUCATION INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO RAP NONSENSE AND KILLING EACH OTHER

  • YNV Me

    big ups to clef!!! luv that he’s doing this! i agree…it’s never ever too late…

  • mydixiewrecked

    dats whu’ um talm ’bout!!!

  • top ramen shotta

    i’m berklee alumni. that’s what’s up clef!

  • holla

    yea man more celebs should be inspiring em even if they aint make the grades…the first step is enrolling

  • t

    thats a beautiful thing. he should run for president in haiti.. they need someone that wont be so corrupt in running the country. wyclef gone make me support his music if he keep doin big things. love it

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