Fugees reportedly working on new album – first since 1996

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Fugees reportedly working on new album – first since 1996

The Fugees are reportedly working on their first album since 1996 following news of a reunion tour.

The trio of Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel and Lauryn Hill are supposedly in the studio cooking up their first project since their seven times platinum smashThe Score, according to a story from The New York Post that ran on Friday (June 28).

The news was shared with the newspaper by an anonymous inside source.

The Post also mentioned that Wyclef teased a potential new album back in November, noting that, as he put it in an old song: “Anything can happen.”

It was earlier this week that Lauryn Hill announced she would be bringing her son YG Marley along for her tour with The Fugees.

The New Jersey legend announced the ‘The Celebration Continues Tour’ in an Instagram post, which will extend last year’s 25-year anniversary celebration of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Set to kick off on August 9 in Tampa, Florida, the 22-date trek will make its way through the United States before heading to Europe in October, where it will conclude in Amsterdam.

Attendees at this year’s Coachella festival got a sample of what Hill’s forthcoming tour will feel like, as she surprised the crowd at the first weekend when she popped into YG Marley’s set and brought Wyclef Jean out as well.

Roughly 15 minutes into the Marley heir’s set, his mother joined in and ran through a number of her solo hits before performing some Fugees hits with Clef.

“Ex-Factor,” “Lost Ones,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Ready or Not” and “Fu-Gee-La” all made it to the setlist, with YG filling in for Pras‘ parts on “Ready or Not.” Later in the set, they also brought out Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star.

Last month, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was inducted into the 2024 Grammy Hall Of Fame alongside De La Soul‘s 3 Feet High and Rising and more.

“We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall Of Fame in its 50th year,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. shared. “The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release and went on to win its creator five Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album.