Would you ever collaborate with Lauryn Hill again?

Lead Fugees rapper and sometime guitarist Wyclef Jean was the first member of his group to embark on a solo career, and he proved even more ambitious and eclectic on his own. As the Fugees hung in limbo, Wyclef also became hip-hop's unofficial multicultural conscience; a seemingly omnipresent activist, he assembled or participated in numerous high-profile charity benefit shows for a variety of causes, including aid for his native Haiti.

The utopian one-world sensibility that fueled Wyclef's political consciousness also informed his recordings, which fused hip-hop with as many different styles of music as he could get his hands on (though, given his Caribbean roots, reggae was a particular favorite). In addition to his niche as hip-hop's foremost global citizen, Clef was also a noted producer and remixer who worked with an impressive array of pop, R&B, and hip-hop talent, including Whitney Houston, Santana, and Destiny's Child, among many others.

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Question: Would you ever collaborate with Lauryn Hill again?

Wyclef Jean:  In terms of personal music, I would love to collaborate with Lauren, with Pras definitely.  Whenever they’re ready, I’m always ready as a producer to get The Fugees crackin’.  What’s holding The Fugees back?  Lauren, hurry up.


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