Before Wyclef Jean formed legendary hip-hop trio The Fugees, won three Grammys and went down in history with one of the top-selling songs ever for his "Hips Don't Lie" collaboration with Shakira, he had a first job just like anybody else.
Wyclef visited ONE37pm's Live From the Bar Cart podcast and revealed his humble beginnings as a worker in a Korean beauty salon, where he first learned to hustle.
"I'll give you the real story," Wyclef, 48, said at the 28:08 mark in the podcast. "I was hustling in front of a Korean store [in New Jersey]. I remember a dude came out and said, 'What are you doing here? Come in here.' I came in and he gave me a job, man. ... Still to this day I remember. It's vivid. It changed me. You got to make sure you're working hard. I used to sell Precise perm, Revlon, there's synthetic hair, there's human hair. Now anyone who listens to this, dawg, is gonna be like, 'This dude really worked in a beauty salon store.' All the pretty ladies know that if you come in there, Wyclef is gonna sell you on the human hair because if I can make my commission on the human hair that's making more money than synthetic hair, you dig what I'm saying?"