Lauryn Hill, the rapper/actor who’s more powerful than two Cleopatras is coming to Tampa’s Amalie Arena with co-headliners Fugees on Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday Oct. 6.
The tour is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ms. Hill’s groundbreaking album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” The diamond-certified album achieved a number of firsts including the first hip-hop album to receive a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Hill was also the first woman to be nominated for 10 Grammy awards in one year and the first woman to win five Grammys in one night. The album was entered into the Library of Congress in 2015.
Hill started out with hip-hop group the Fugees alongside Wyclef Jean and Pras. Their 1996 album “The Score” won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1997.
“I’ve almost felt compelled to carry a torch or to keep a light shining regarding the continual performance of the Miseducation album. I believe there’s been a reason for that, and the Fugees coming back together for performances too feels like unfinished business we’re destined to handle,” Hill said in a news release. “I believe the messages that we and the art we made embody something moving, meaningful and important for us and for the world.”