The legendary hip-hop trio made up of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will go on a world tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album “The Score,” which was considered a landmark in hip-hop when it was released in 1996.
The album spawned hits such as “Fu-Gee-La,” “Killing Me Softly,” and “Ready or Not.”
“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,” Jean said in a statement to announce the reunion shows. “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.”
It will be the first time the group has performed together in 15 years.
Their 12-city international tour kicked off Sept. 29 with a small warm-up show in New York City, while the tour proper will commence November 2 at United Center in Chicago with planned stops in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Paris, London and more.
It will conclude in Africa, with the final shows taking place in Nigeria and Ghana to honor the band’s Afro roots.
Fugees has often been referred to as one of the most influential and significant groups of the 1990s, with Billboard stating “their influence on modern hip-hop and R&B music is undeniable.” They are often considered to be one of the definitive alternative hip hop acts and one of the first to break into the mainstream during hip-hop’s golden age.
The group has sold over 22 million records worldwide and are one of the biggest-selling hip hop groups of all time.