Wyclef Jean says the "door is always open" to making a new Fugees record.
The singer and producer would like to reunite with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel to follow up their second album The Score, which sold over 10 million copies when released in 1996.
Speaking about a line in his new track, "Hip Hop," where he says he misses currently inactive rap group Outkast, he told Rolling Stone magazine, "What if Outkast did get back together? It's like how people always ask for a new Fugees album. I'm a fan, too. With me, the door is always open to do a Fugees record."
While Wyclef is in the position to reunite the groundbreaking group Lauryn faces difficulties, as she is set to start a three month jail sentence for failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes next month. Despite her issues, Wyclef is confident they won't affect her, adding, "When she gets out, she'll get her stuff straight and put that past her. Everybody has tax problems - it's how you get past it. Lauryn will come back stronger."
Lauryn Hill’s tour is drawing all the wrong kinds of attention.
Last Friday, fans walked out on the singer, upset with the show and her performance.
First, Hill was 3 hours late to her own show, which was scheduled for 9 P.M. The former Fugees frontwoman then announced that she was tired of “playing the same music” night after night, and began to perform remixes of classic hits.
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Wyclef Jean wants to reform The Fugees.
The rapper, singer and producer is currently working on his solo material and says he hopes that when former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel hear his new EP, From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion it will inspire them to reunite.
“Somehow The Fugees is the soundtrack to everyone’s house. What I’m hoping is that this group really gets inspired by the new movement that I’m on right now, the new music that I’ve got coming out, the movement with the youth, and I’m hoping they’ll get inspired and be like, ‘Yo, let’s find Clef and let’s get this thing cracking.’ And it would be an honor to go in and make it a super album,” Jean told DJBooth.net.
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An undisclosed health issue has forced the cancellation of Lauryn Hill’s entire European tour.
The Fugees’ former lead singer had been scheduled to headline the Stockholm Jazz Festival on July 15. Performances in Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Italy, France and Austria were to follow.
Hill’s agent gave no further details while contacting festival organizers earlier this week.
Those shows would have come nearly 10 years after the debut of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That album went on to see five Grammys after its release in 1998.
Since that time, the R&B singer has spent most of her time out of the limelight. Lauryn and her boyfriend, Rohan Marley, currently have five children together.
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