Legendary NJ Hip Hop Band The Fugees Announce Reunion Tour


For the first time in a decade and a half, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will perform together. The reason for the reunion is to commemorate their critically acclaimed album The score be 25 years old.

For casual music listeners, the song you’ll most likely recognize from this album is the cover of “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack, which reached No. 1 on the US Top 40 chart.

Overall, the album received rave reviews. The voice of the village called the album “so beautiful and funny that her courage might make you cry”. The score was then nominated for GRAMMY Album of the Year and won the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album.

The Fugees were originally from South Orange, New Jersey in the early 90s. Ms. Lauryn Hill was born in Newark and raised in the aforementioned South Orange. Hill met his possible bandmate Pras at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Pras was born in Brooklyn but raised in Irvington.

The group is completed by Wyclef Jean. Jean was born in Haiti, but raised in East Orange and Newark.

Together, the Fugees have just two studio albums, but have sold over 22 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling hip hop groups of all time.

Your chance to see them is just around the corner. The tour will debut in Chicago in November, but their return show will be November 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Check out the full list of dates here.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 producer, writer and host Joe Votruba. All opinions expressed are his.

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