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Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean Reunite to Perform Fugees Classics at 2022 Essence Festival

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean joined forces to carry out a handful of Fugees classics on the 2022 Essence Festival.

The shock reunion occurred throughout Wyclef’s unannounced set at New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome on Friday (July 1). Midway by way of his efficiency, Hill stepped out for a solo rendition of “Killing Me Softly” earlier than being joined by her Fugees bandmate on “How Many Mics,” “Fu-Gee-La” and “Ready or Not.”

The Fugees, together with bandmate Pras, final carried out collectively throughout a surprise pop-up concert in New York as a part of a Global Citizen occasion in September 2021. The transient present marked the group’s first present since 2006.

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The beloved hip-hop trio had deliberate on embarking on a 12-date worldwide reunion tour this yr to have a good time the anniversary of their landmark 1996 album, The Score, however the trek was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen. The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe,” the Fugees stated in an announcement. “An idea sparked to honor and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Score but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work.”

The Score, the Fugees’ second and ultimate studio album, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and scored hits with “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La” and “Ready or Not.” The assortment additionally received the Grammy for finest rap album and one other for finest R&B efficiency by a duo or group with vocals for “Killing.”

After splitting in 1998, the Fugees reunited in 2004 for Dave Chappelle’s Block Party live performance movie, got here again collectively the following yr for a 12-minute medley to open the 2005 BET Awards and performed their ultimate present in Feb. 2006 at a free gig for followers in Los Angeles.

Watch a portion of Hill and Wyclef’s Essence Festival reunion here.

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