1. Mos Def
Mos Def grew up in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn neighborhood.
2. 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
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.