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Lead Fugees rapper and sometime guitarist Wyclef Jean was the first member of his group to embark on a solo career, and he proved even more ambitious and eclectic on[…]

Hip-hop is a culture.

Question: Is hip-hop poetry?

Wyclef Jean:  Hip Hop is the culture.  Rap is part of Hip Hop -- spoken word, which is poetry, is part of Hip Hop, yes.  I mean, the lyrics that I write are definitely poetry.  It’s -- you know, you sit and you look back at it and what it is is, it’s self-expression, definitely.