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The Fugees Reunite at Roots Picnic as Pras Faces 20-Year Prison Term

The Fugees Reunite at Roots Picnic as Pras Faces 20-Year Prison Term
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The Fugees reunited throughout Lauryn Hill’s headlining set on the Roots Picnic music pageant for what could be the group’s closing efficiency as Pras Michel faces a 20-year jail time period.

Concertgoers had been in for a particular deal with throughout Lauryn Hill’s headlining efficiency on the Roots Picnic music pageant. Hill’s Fugees bandmates, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel, joined her on stage for a six-song set in celebration of Hill’s twenty fifth anniversary of her hallmark album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

The efficiency could be the final time the three share a stage, as Michel was discovered responsible earlier this yr of federal prices, together with witness tampering, conspiracy, and failing to register as an agent of a overseas nation. He presently faces a jail sentence of as much as 20 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic thwarted the Fugees’ plans for a reunion tour, although they performed one reunion present in New York Metropolis in 2021. The group hoped to select up touring once more in 2022, however Pras’ authorized bother, sadly, put a damper on these plans.

In the meantime, Wyclef Jean has handled periodic medical points since final yr. The rapper was hospitalized for an evening in March 2022 after returning to Los Angeles from Miami and experiencing numbness on the precise aspect of his face. Docs carried out assessments throughout his keep and in the end decided that Wyclef Jean’s facial numbness resulted from stress-related exhaustion.

“Generally we overlook that our physique is our temple,” Wyclef wrote in an Instagram submit, exhibiting himself in a wheelchair and admitting he wasn’t taking correct care of himself. “Be again quickly.”

On Saturday, the Fugees performed plenty of their hits, together with “How Many Mics,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Prepared Or Not.”

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“@MsLaurynHill did us a strong by not solely letting us rejoice together with her the traditional #MiseducationOfLaurynHill however she additionally made a second by bringing collectively her bredren @WyclefJean & @PrasMichel,” Questlove wrote on Instagram, having produced the present. “I’m giving all of the gratitude for making this miracle of an evening occur.”

 

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