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The Score

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by Fugees
 

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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

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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."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646714720
catalogNumber:
67147

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fugees   Primary Artist
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Handel Tucker   Keyboards
Wyclef Jean   Guitar
Backspin   scratching
Lauryn Hill   Background Vocals
DJ Scribble   scratching

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Teena Marie   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Diamond D   Producer,Engineer
Sly Dunbar   drum programming
Charles Fox   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
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
Pras   Composer,Producer
John Forté   Producer,drum programming
Vincent Ford   Composer
Shawn King   Producer
Rashia Fisher   Composer
Pace1   Contributor
Jerome Hinds   Composer
Ras Baraka   Composer
William Hart   Composer
Joseph Kirkland   Composer
Frederick Crute   Composer

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The Score 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Sammy More than 1 year ago
Great listening
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ground-breaking album. One of the best EVER! Lauryn, Clef and Pras make the perfect combination. 5 stars are too little. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!