Why They Split: It's often easier for bands to deal with failure than success. The Fugees were a functional three-piece group from their formation in 1992 until the huge success of The Score in 1996. Then everything just fell apart. Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill broke up as a couple, bringing all sorts of complications into the group. Lauryn then turned her attention to her solo career, which blew up in 1998 with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It turned her into a solo star, and thus she had no real use for The Fugees. They called it quits in 1998.
Last Performance: In 2005 they reformed for the critically reviled new single "Take It Easy," and they performed at Dave Chappelle's Block Party and the BET Awards before launching a European tour. Lauryn was often late to the shows, causing all sorts of backstage tension. The whole thing quietly ended in early 2006. Things reached a new low the next year when Wyclef told the press that Lauryn was in need of therapy, and Pras said there was a better chance of "seeing Osama Bin Laden and [George W.] Bush in Starbucks having a latte" than a Fugees reunion.
Odds Of A Reunion: There's no love lost between the various factions in The Fugees. Pras even came out against Wyclef's run for the presidency of Haiti last year. That said, they would make a lot of money at some point in the future by putting aside their differences. Lauryn can't keep putting on this same solo show forever, and it seems like her new album is never actually going to happen. It might take another decade or two, but we figure that that The Fugees will probably share a stage again some day. We'll put the odds at 80%.