Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean staged a Fugees reunion on the Essence Pageant of Tradition in New Orleans on Friday, July 1. Jean stunned followers when he introduced out Hill throughout a piano efficiency of “Killing Me Softly” to carry out 4 of the Fugees basic songs, as reported by Essence. The group went wild as the previous bandmates went on to sing “How Many Mics,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Prepared or Not.”
Hill and Jean’s reunion comes after the band, which additionally contains Pras Michel, canceled their deliberate 2021 reunion tour as a result of pandemic. In the end, they performed one present in New York Metropolis in September 2021 earlier than canceling the remainder of the tour. The historic present marked the primary time the trio had carried out collectively in 15 years. Whereas they initially hoped to reschedule for 2022, they launched a press release in January confirming the reunion tour was formally off.
“We anticipate and perceive disappointment however our anniversary tour will be unable to occur,” the trio’s assertion learn. “The continued Covid pandemic has made touring situations troublesome, and we need to make certain we preserve our followers and ourselves wholesome and protected. An concept sparked to honor and rejoice this twenty fifth anniversary of ‘The Rating’ however we see now it might not presently be our time for revisiting this previous work. We’re grateful for the particular night time we did get to share with a few of you in New York, with that uncommon stay second. If alternative, public security, and scheduling permit, we hope to have the ability to revisit this once more someday quickly.”
The canceled tour solely made the second when Jean and Hill reunited at Essence Fest all of the extra particular. Try the gallery to see pictures from the unforgettable mini Fugees reunion under.