Rappers cancel due to COVID
Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel of legendary hip hop group Fugees have canceled their forthcoming anniversary tour due to the pandemic. The classic group shared the news on social media on Friday (Jan 21st).
“We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen,” a post reads. “The continued COVID pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe. An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work. We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety, and scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon. THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the years.”
The tour, which was celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Score, was set to be their first in 25 years. Last fall, they performed their first shows together in 15 at Pier 17 in New York City. The tour was set to run between November and December last year, but was postponed three days before it was to begin.
The Score is one of the best-selling and most significant music albums of all time. Upon its release, it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and earned the group two Grammy Awards. Fugees were the first hip hop group ever to be nominated for Album Of The Year, and the nomination also marked the second only rap album to be nominated for the top accolade as well at the time.