The first non-Fugee signed to the trio’s Refugee Camp label, John Forté met the group through vocalist Lauryn Hill early in the ’90s, prior to the Fugees had even signed a recording contract. Also of Haitian descent, Forté done production for his or her breakout recording, 1996’s The Rating, and in addition toured within Wyclef Jean’s single task, the Refugee Camp Allstars. Forté debuted using the 1998 recording Poly Sci as well as the solitary “Ninety Nine,” before disappearing from your music scene for about four years. He came back with an introspective recording entitled I, John on a fresh record label. Unlike his debut recording, which had presented the help of the Fugees, this follow-up presented not a solitary Fugee. Rather, Forté caused co-writer Joel Kipnis and such achieved performers as Tricky, Esthero, and Herbie Hancock.