Ms. Lauryn Hill is teaming up with the Tom Joyner Foundation to perform on their 2023 cruise in an effort to raise money for HBCU students.
“I am so thrilled that Ms. Lauryn Hill will be appearing on Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 2023,” former radio host Joyner said in a press release. “She is one of the best ever.”
It added, “Cruisers who come to party with a cause and help raise money for HBCU scholarships will not be disappointed in what will be a great show!”
The cruise will run from May 20 to 27 and will also feature 40 different performances, celebrity appearances, seminars and theme nights. Cabins are for sale now here.
Apparently in a giving mood this year, Ms. Hill was recently thanked by Baby Keem after she cleared a Fugees sample for him to use on the deluxe edition of his debut album, The melodic blue.
“Thank you Mrs. Hill,” Keem wrote on Twitter after the project dropped. The track, “highway 95,” was one of seven new songs on the deluxe edition, and sampled The Fugees’ 1996 smash hit, “Killing Me Softly With His Song”.
Outside the cruise, fans may be able to catch Ms. Lauryn Hill on the road next year. The legendary singer recently hinted at going on tour in 2023 for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill25th anniversary.
“25 years later, so we’re coming back with the songs as you recognize them, right?” she said during her performance at ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, Georgia in October.
Published on August 25, 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a critical and commercial success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with over 422,000 copies sold in its first week. It was certified diamond by the RIAA in February 2021 and remains the best-selling female rap album in history with over 20 million sales worldwide.
Meanwhile, Hill’s Fugees bandmate Pras is finally going to court after receiving a court date on his criminal conspiracy and campaign finance charges.
The trial, set for March 27, 2023, will see Pras defend himself in a case alleging that he used money for political campaigns.
In 2019, the Fugees member was charged along with Low Taek Taek Jho (aka Jho Low), a Malaysian national who is still at large and the man Pras is accused of laundering the money for and making false statements in connection with the case.
The charges against Pras include one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and foreign campaign contributions, one count of concealment of material fact and two counts of making a false entry in a registry in connection with the conspiracy.