The iconic and legendary hip-hop group The Fugees has announced they are getting back together for a short tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their classic album The Score. Comprised of Wyclef Jean, Pras and Lauryn Hill the trio hasn't been together since 2005.
The Score was the only the second hip hop album in history to be nominated for the Grammy Award Album of The Year. It's original release was February 13, 1996. It is one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time. The Score peaked at #4 on the RMNZ albums chart and was recently ranked at #134 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is probably best known for its #1 single "Ready or Not".
Speaking on the announcement, Lauryn Hill said, "The Fugees have a complex but impactful history. I wasn't even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my attention. 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."
Wyclef also shared his thoughts, "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."
The first performance is set to take place tomorrow in New York. It will be recorded and shown as part of Global Citizen Live, a global broadcast event calling on world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty. They group will then travel to locations including Chicago, Miami, Paris and London before finishing the tour in Nigeria and Ghana. Unfortunately no shows for New Zealand have been announced.