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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fugees - The Score

Since I did Sandler, I decided to do a rap album from way back in the day too. Who didn't fall in love with The Score as a young teenager? I mean, it was a huge record. This also happened to be a Suggestion from follower Digger as well. I actually recall us both listening to this record and the Sandler album as young kids back in the mid 90's. I don't think either of us respected Pac as much as we do today - but if you sit back and listen to this today, it's got much more value than just listening to the hits years ago. Wyclef is never short on great lyrics that make you want to keep listening to more. This trio actually formed in 1992 as a Bee Gees tribute band. Do you believe that?? That's kinda crazy. This album dropped in 1996 and saw probably the biggest amount of buzz surrounding covers ever. It was their version of Marley's 'No Woman, No Cry' and Flack's 'Killing Me Softly' that put this album on the map for critics everywhere. And with the latter, it put this on the map for good in terms of the fans as well. That is never more evident than in the 6x platinum status. They reunited briefly in the mid 2000's, but it lasted about a year, and they all have moved on and confirmed the Fugees are "dead". There is NOTHING about this album that isn't great. It's classic hip hop, some old school rap, some R&B and some indie music all rolled into one really fun album. No, it's not perfect - but it's not far away from it. HIGHLY recommend this today. Sorry to Mr. Sandler, but if you only have time for one - pick this. Doesn't matter what you're into, you'll like this. I promise.

1. Red Intro
2. How Many Mics
3. Ready or Not
4. Zealots
5. Beast, The
6. Fu-Gee-La
7. Family Business
8. Killing Me Softly With His Song
9. Score, The
10. Mask, The
11. Cowboys
12. No Woman, No Cry
13. Manifest / Outro
14. Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Remix, Bonus Track)
15. Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Remix, Bonus Track)
16. Mista Mista (Bonus Track)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Killing Me Softly
2. Ready Or Not
3. Fu-Gee-La

4.25 out of 5 stars


  1. i listened to this album ALOT when it came out, and probably for a few years after. 'killing me softly' was never my favorite though. good yes, favorite, no. i actually had the cassette tape single of 'fu-gee-la.' i think the only one doing anything now is wyclef. since lauren hill got all crazy.

  2. Sick album.

    Fu-Gee-La is awesome. I'm not sure what I was thinking yesterday when I put that below Ready Or Not. Clearly a typo. This whole cd rocks my socks off though.

    Lauren Hill was superb on this record. I really enjoyed 'Miseducation' but she knocked it out of the park on this one.

  3. I like 'The Score'. I think it's underrated. The album as a whole is awesome and I'm always happy when I see it and think, maybe I should put the Fugees in...

  4. Awesome record. I've been obsessed with it for over a week now.

    Great suggestion!