Lauryn Hill reunites with the Fugees for 2023 Global Citizen Festival

Lauryn Hill reunites with the Fugees for 2023 Global Citizen Festival

As far as group reunions go, the Fugees is akin to the Holy Grail since they've only sporadically come together to perform since their second, and final, studio album, 1996's The Score.

And with founding member Pras Michel facing up to 20 years in prison, each time the legendary hip hop trio reunites is a cause for celebration. Though this weekend they came together for a cause greater than themselves — the annual Global Citizen Festival to address the worldwide hunger crisis.

Lauryn Hill and the Fugees
Lauryn Hill and the Fugees

Gotham/WireImage Lauryn Hill and the Fugees

On Saturday in New York's Central Park, Lauryn Hill blazed through some of her own classics inclding "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Everything is Everything" before being joined by Wyclef Jean and Michel for "Killing Me Softly," "Ready or Not," and "Fu-Gee-La."

All in all, the festival raised awareness, generated 3.3 million acts taken by global citizens around the world, and secured commitments of $240 million from France and Norway to the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Hill launched her 25th anniversary tour commemorating The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill earlier this month, which will feature select co-headlining appearances from the Fugees. The tour wraps up on Nov. 9 in Seattle, also with the Fugees in tow, so Global Citizen won't be the last opportunity to see the '90s rap pioneers.

Michel was found guilty of conspiracy and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government back in April and is currently awaiting sentencing. The Fugees reunited for the first time after Michel's verdict was announced at the Roots Picnic festival in June.

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