Fugees producer Jerry Wonda has shed light on the group’s separation in recent years and why fans should still expect to see Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras all reunite once again.
While not placing a time stamp on when a reunion will take place, Wonda is confident all parties will come back together.
“I believe there will be a day when the Fugees get together, but everyone in the group’s gotta be ready,” he told Rap-Up.com. “The Fugees are definitely going toget back together. The time will come. You’ve gotta wait, man…I could tell you that the old days were lovely, and if I could go back again, I definitely would. But it’s a whole new era for me right now.” (Rap-Up)
Last January, Wyclef Jean said he lost hope in a possible reunion taking place.
“When it comes to Lauryn and Pras, it’s my childhood, they always bring me to that place. Bono’s U2 calls The Fugees the hip-hop version of the Beatles. It was the first band of hip-hop in our generation…At the end of the day Pras is my brother and Lauryn is my sister, despite what the media say. The Fugees are not meant to be. We’re rock stars from a locked group. You’re going to have egos and differences but at the end of the day I love them both very much.” (Star Pulse)
Jean reportedly killed reunion talks two years ago.
Wyclef has expressed the unlikeliness of a reunion before. In a 2009 interview with Angela Yee‘s “The Morning After” show, saying a Fugees reunion is best left “a myth.” The group’s 1996 sophomore album, The Score, is considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever, and has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. (Baller Status)
However, later in 2009, Jean expressed his desire to reunite with Hill.
“Let me play you a classic record,” Clef told his crowd of fans. “This group still sold 22 million copies and the reason I’ll never go broke, I’m still living on they publishing check. See. So right here, Wyclef passing number one — and if Lauryn Hill is listening, get the group back together too!” (YouTube)
Check out some past Wyclef Jean footage down below: