With songs like ‘Killing Me Softly’ and ‘Ready or Not,’ you probably have the sounds of their music running through your mind right now, but have you also heard ‘Refugee’s on the Mic’? The Fugees, with all of their success, have focused much of their efforts and message on Haitian refugees and political and social activism.
At the height of their success, they turned their recording studio, the Booga Basement, into a transitional home for Haitian refugee youths immigrating to the U.S. and transitioning into their new lives.
Wyclef Jean said, "I consider 'refugees' always a negative thing. What we wanted to do was make something positive out of it." “Refugee Camp,” the first name the Fugees gave to their production crew was also the name of their new label and their nonprofit summer camp for city kids.
Fact Source: UNHCR, Rolling Stone