Jimmy O

  • Birthday: 09. March 1974
  • Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Biography

Jean Jimmy Alexandre (March 9, 1974 – January 12, 2010), better known by his stage name Jimmy O, was a Haitian hip hopartist[1] who was born in Port-au-Prince and lived in New York City.[2] He was involved with Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti Foundation.[1]Jimmy O performed his music in Haitian Creole.

In 2006, he and Jean held a hip-hop performance in the Bel Air suburb of Port-au-Prince that was part of the USAID-funded Clean Streets project.[4] The following year, he and other Haitian artists held a concert in the Champ de Mars, the largest public square in the capital, along with Wyclef Jean, Akon, and Matt Damon.

On January 12, 2010, at age 35, Jimmy O was crushed inside a vehicle he was apparently driving in downtown Port-au-Princeduring the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[1] His mother, his wife, two of his three children, his agent, and a CNN crew were present when Jimmy O's body was discovered and identified three days later. His agent said that the loss of Jimmy O "will be tremendous in Haiti."

At the time of his death he was preparing to release his debut album Destiny in the United States.

Origin New York City, New York, USA
Died January 12, 2010 (aged 35)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Musician
Singer-songwriter
Social activist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 1987–2010
Labels Sak Pasé Records

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