The Scoreby Fugees
It's rare for aggressive hip-hop -- or any other music for that matter -- to be inclusive and critical, but that's one of the many accomplishments on this stellar second recording by the New Jersey-based rap trio. Within three years of this release each member would record their own highly acclaimed recording, and it's clear that this effort melds three very strong voices. Wyclef is the eclectic, Pras the straight up hip-hop lover, and Lauryn is the soulful diva. All offer progressive politics and funky music. Unfortunately the recording became better known for its somewhat faithful cover of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly." Although it was a big hit, it wasn't typical of the Fugees' M.O. More typical was "Ready or Not," where over a hard infectious beat, Hill raps "so while you be imitating Al Capone/I'll be Nina Simone/And defecate on your microphone."
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Performance CreditsFugees Primary Artist
Sly Dunbar Drums
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Handel Tucker Keyboards
Wyclef Jean Guitar
Lauryn Hill Background Vocals
DJ Scribble scratching
Technical CreditsTeena Marie Composer
Diamond D Producer,Engineer
Sly Dunbar drum programming
Salaam Remi Composer,Producer
Warren Riker Engineer
Courtney Michael Small Engineer
Handel Tucker Arranger,Producer
Allen McGrier Composer
Gary Noble Engineer
Young Zee Contributor
Wyclef Jean Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Eddie Hudson Engineer
Lauryn Hill Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger Engineer
John Forté Producer,drum programming
Shawn King Producer
Rashia Fisher Composer
Jerome Hinds Composer
Ras Baraka Composer
William Hart Composer
Joseph Kirkland Composer
Frederick Crute Composer
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It came on the scene so quietly and blew up even moreso. The first time i heard it, i just stood there with my mouth open! You can hear so many kinds of music fused together in each song: from hip hop, to jazz, to Reggae, to blues, to rock, and everything in between, with a touch of Pan-Africanism, all layered over positive lyrics and astounding vocals. Listen to this album if you haven't already(and who hasn't?)
The Score is a great CD. From the wicked Intro, to the hidden track after most songs (check out hidden track on #5.) Recommended to all rap fans.
The Score is one of the greatest albums of all time! Great lyrics, beats and vocals. The Fugees were one of the greatest groups of all time, you gotta get this CD!!
This album is awesome. Plain and simple. The fact that it doesn't have a couple of hot singles with a bunch of fillers songs,but rather a full album of good songs is a rare and appreciated quality. The combo of styles along with positive lyrics makes it even better.
Ground-breaking album. One of the best EVER! Lauryn, Clef and Pras make the perfect combination. 5 stars are too little.
I purchased this album expecting to recive a vocal masterpiece on the part of Laurin Hill. Instead I recived a group of songs thrown together so hap hazardly it made me sick. The fugees put up a great front but in my mind cant back it up!