As a young adult, Jean worked as a cabdriver. In 1987, Jean, his friend Prakazrel Michel (whom Jean has called his cousin), and his classmate Lauryn Hill formed a hip hop group called the Tranzlator Crew before becoming The Fugees.
Marriage and Children
In 1994 he married Haitian-American fashion designer Marie Claudinette Perrre Jean. Marie is a former pre-med student at Montclair State University, New Jersey turned fashion designer. Marie, named after Haitian Beauty Queen "Claudinette Fushard ", launched her design collection "Fusha" .
They have daughter Angelina Claudinelle and another daughter that they adopted in March 2005.