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1. Mos Def

Mos Def

Mos Def grew up in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn neighborhood.

2. Lil Kim

Lil Kim

At eight years old, Kim’s mom left her abusive father and lived out of the trunk of their car.

3. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

As a child, Cosby lived in Richard Allen Homes housing project. Many of the characters in Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids were modeled after people he knew.

4. Look Who’s Coming To Your Family Reunion!

Look Who’s Coming To Your Family Reunion!