Haitian-American rapper, producer, and activist who began his music career with hip hop group The Fugees. He won two Grammys in 1997 for his work on The Fugees album The Score.
He filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election, but his candidacy was ruled ineligible by the Electoral Commission.
He was featured in Shakira's hit song, Hips Don't Lie.
He grew up in a poor neighborhood in Haiti before coming to a bad neighborhood in Brooklyn.
He got married to Marie Claudinette Jean in 1994 and they had one child together.
- The meaning of the name Jean: God Is Gracious