Most widely known for his songwriting, creation, and performance use the favorite 1990s group The Fugees, this hiphop musician also recorded such single albums when i, John and Drinking water Light Audio. His excellent levels and early skill as a traditional violinist gained him a scholarship or grant to the esteemed Phillips Exeter Academy. Pursuing his graduation in the boarding college, he briefly examined music creation and business at NY University. His focus on The Rating, a 1996 multi-platinum Fugees record, gained him a Grammy nomination. He grew up within the Brownsville community of NY City’s Brooklyn borough. He was mentored by vocalist and songwriter Carly Simon. When he was imprisoned in 2000 for ownership of cocaine, he was helped by Simon, who fought for him to truly have a fair trial.