The Roots Picnic went down in Philadelphia over the weekend and featured Lauryn Hill performing the twenty fifth anniversary of her traditional album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Followers in attendance had been handled to a shock: The Fugees’ reunion.
Addressing the group, Hill revealed that the twenty fifth anniversary of The Fugees wasn’t in a position to get rolling due to COVID, however she determined to convey out some pals, Pras and Wyclef Jean, for some enjoyable. The Fugees hit the stage backed by The Roots.
“My brothers, my brothers, these are my brothers,” Hill mentioned to the group.
The trio went into classics like “Prepared or Not,” “Zealots,” and extra.
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The final reunion of The Fugees occurred in 2021 when the three legends hit New York Metropolis’s Pier 17. The present was supposed to begin a 12-city run throughout the nation that was canceled. Talking with Billboard, Pras Michel referred to as the reunion what “the tradition actually wanted” and reveal how the workforce would get again on the identical web page for his or her performances.
“We let the music and our vibe and vitality simply naturally come out,” Pras mentioned. “Then we heard the band doing their factor, placing it collectively and vibing. And it simply began to really feel like these outdated moments that made us so completely satisfied. Making music and simply making folks smile, in order that made us smile too. It simply made us really feel good.”
He added, “One factor I’d say about us is that every little thing has to really feel natural. It’s not about something however that. As a result of if it ain’t really feel proper for even one among us, I don’t assume we’d’ve been in a position to pull it off.”
Now the Roots Picnic efficiency could stand because the final time we see the trio on stage collectively as Pras faces 20 years after being discovered of political conspiracy.
Based on the AP, Pras was accused of funneling cash from now-fugitive Malaysian finance by way of straw donors to Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection marketing campaign after which tried to extradite the case on behalf of China throughout the Trump administration. The decision acknowledged that the rapper tried to make money by reinventing himself in politics.
Pras testified for himself in court docket in a trial that includes Leonardo DiCaprio’s testimony. Earlier than court docket started, Pras turned down a plea deal. A sentencing date has not but been set.