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Ludacris, Wyclef Jean meet with politicians
Ludacris and Wyclef Jean recently spent time with separate members of Congress from Illinois. Ludacris, who was visiting Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., on Wednesday to launch the YouthAIDS "Kick Me" campaign to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, stopped by Senator Barack Obama's downtown Chicago office. "We talked about empowering the youth," Ludacris told the Associated Press, adding that meeting Obama was like meeting with a relative. Meanwhile, Representative Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from Illinois, toured Haiti on Wednesday with Wyclef and learned about the organization he started in 1997 to help his native land, Yele Haiti. In the latest issue of Time magazine, Wyclef explained what the toughest part about working in Haiti is. "To prove myself to the people," Wyclef said. "To say, 'Look, I don't work for the FBI, I don't work for the CIA. I'm a musician who left Haiti when I was 10 years old. I didn't come to judge you.'" Clef also touched on the Fugees. "Sometimes I feel like Paul McCartney and the Beatles -- are they getting back together? The Fugees never broke up. Everyone was doing solo projects. When we came back to do more music, we did Dave Chappelle's 'Block Party,' we did BET, put out one record called 'Take It Easy.' My thing is if the Fugees want to do another record, let's go ahead and do it--let's not keep talking about it."
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