NEW YORK — (AP) — The Fugees, the Grammy-winning hip-hop group that rose to fame in the 1990s, reunited on stage in New York City for what could be their last concert.
The group, made up of Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean, performed at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday night. They performed a medley of their hits, including “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Ready or Not” and “Fu-Gee-La.”
“This is for the culture,” Hill said before the group launched into their first song. “This is for us.”
The Fugees have been notoriously private in recent years, and they have not performed together since 2019. Hill has been particularly reclusive, and she has rarely performed live in recent years.
However, the group came together for the Global Citizen Festival, which aims to raise awareness and money for poverty and hunger.
“I’m here tonight to represent the hip-hop community, the culture, the struggle, the hustle, the heart, the creativity,” Jean said. “I’m here to represent everything that hip-hop has given to the world.”
The Fugees’ performance was one of the highlights of the festival, which also featured performances by Mariah Carey, Metallica, and Coldplay.
The group’s reunion was met with a rapturous response from the crowd. Fans sang along to every word, and they danced and cheered throughout the performance.
“This is history,” one fan said. “I never thought I would see this day.”
It is unclear whether the Fugees will perform together again. However, their reunion at the Global Citizen Festival was a special moment for fans of the group.
The Fugees’ Legacy
The Fugees are one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time. Their 1996 album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” is one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time, and it won five Grammy Awards.
The group’s music is a blend of hip-hop, soul, and reggae. Their lyrics are often about social and political issues, and they have been praised for their originality and creativity.
The Fugees have had a major influence on hip-hop music, and they are considered to be one of the most important groups of the 1990s.
The Future of the Fugees
It is unclear what the future holds for the Fugees. However, their reunion at the Global Citizen Festival was a reminder of their enduring legacy.
The group’s music continues to be popular, and they have a large and loyal fan base. If they choose to perform together again, they would certainly be welcomed by fans around the world.