If you turned on WFUV-FM this morning, no doubt you were treated to some deep cuts from The Score, the classic album by The Fugees — the musical act that made Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel, and of course Ms. Lauryn Hill into both household names and musical legends.
But, it's been 25 years since The Score dropped, and more than 15 years since The Fugees went on the road together.
That's all about to change.
According to CNN, the group is going on a reunion tour, which kicked off today in a small pop-up performance in New York City. The group will make 12 more stops on their tour — it will pick up again in November, with stops in places like Chicago and Los Angeles, before concluding in Africa with shows in Nigeria and Ghana.
"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 provided to CNN. "We would be a voice for the unheard, and in these challenging times, I am grateful once again, that God has brought us together."
Ms. Lauryn Hill also echoed the words of her former (and current) bandmate and longtime friend. "The Fugees have a complex but impactful history," she said in a statement provided to Pitchfork. "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.”
Fans of the band will recall that back in 2007, Pras Michel said that there would be a better chance of "seeing Osama Bin Laden and [former President George W.] Bush in Starbucks having a latte, discussing foreign policies," than of ever working with Ms. Lauryn Hill again.
I guess it's time to check our local Starbucks?