Ms. Lauryn Hill is teaming up with the Tom Joyner Foundation to perform on its 2023 cruise in an effort to raise money for HBCU students.
“I am so excited that Ms. Lauryn Hill is performing on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage 2023,” former radio host Joyner said in a press release. “She is one of the best of all time.”
It added: “Cruisers coming to Party with a Purpose and help raise money for HBCU scholarships won’t be disappointed with what will be an amazing show!”
The cruise will run from May 20-27, and will also feature 40 different performances, appearances from celebs, seminars and theme nights. Cabins are on sale now here.
Seemingly 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 u Ms. Hill,” Keem wrote on Twitter after the project dropped. The track, “highway 95,” was one of seven new songs on the deluxe release, and sampled The Fugees’ 1996 smash hit, “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”
Outside of 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 Hill‘s 25th anniversary.
“25 years on, so we gonna be back with those songs the way you can recognize them, aye?” she said during her performance at ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, Georgia in October.
Released on August 25, 1998, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a critical and commercial success and debuted 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 highest-selling female rap album in history with over 20 million sales worldwide.
Meanwhile, Hill’s Fugees bandmate Pras will finally be going to trial after receiving a court date for his criminal conspiracy and campaign finance charges case.
The trial, which is set for March 27, 2023, will see Pras defend himself in a case alleging he was funneling money to political campaigns.
In 2019, the Fugees member was charged alongside Low Taek Taek Jho (aka Jho Low), a Malaysian national who is still at large, and the man that Pras is accused of laundering the money for and making false statements in connection to the case.
The charges against Pras include one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and making foreign and conduit campaign contributions, one count of concealing material facts, and two counts of making a false entry in a record in connection with the conspiracy.