The Fugees are heading out on a global reunion tour—this is not a drill.
According to an official press release, the iconic hip-hop group, which includes Wyclef Jean, Pras, and Lauryn Hill, are planning a world tour to mark 25 years of their classic sophomore album, The Score. The hit album certified the group as late-1990s hip-hop masterminds and sprouted timeless songs such as “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Ready or Not,” and went on to sell more than 22 million copies worldwide. The group never recorded another album after The Score, due to legal troubles, personal rifts within the group, and Hill and Jean’s fraught romantic history.
The tour starts with a surprise pop-up show in New York City on Wednesday, September 22, at an undisclosed location, and continues on with additional concerts across the country, as well as in London, Paris, Ghana, and Nigeria.
“The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. … I decided to honor this significant project, its anniversary, and the fans who appreciated the music by creating a peaceful platform where we could unite, perform the music we loved, and set an example of reconciliation for the world,” Hill said in a statement regarding the group’s reunion.
Jean echoed Hill’s sentiments in a separate statement, saying, “As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we vowed, from the gate, we would not just do music we would be a movement. We would be a voice for the un-heard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together.”
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