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The Score

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An open yet funky collage of hip-hop, soul, blues, jazz, and reggae, the Fugees' second album, The Score, is a great step forward for the New York trio. Lauryn Hill compared the album to The Who’s ‘Tommy,’ saying that “It's almost like a hip-hop version…like what The Who did for rock music. On the vinyl release, the CD crossfades between A5/B1 and B3/C1 are eliminated: A5 and B3 fade out regularly; B1 begins with Chinese restaurant skit at end of "The Beast"; C1 begins with the dialogue at the end of "Killing Me Softly"; D1 begins with the dialogue at the end of "Cowboys".

Zealots,’ one of my favourite tracks on the record makes great use of The Flamingoes’ ‘I Only Have Eyes For You. The Fugees sold over twenty-two million records worldwide and are one of the biggest-selling hip hop groups of all time. First single, ‘Fu-Gee-La’ is based on Teena Marie’s ‘Ooo La La La’ and ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right’ by Ramsey Lewis, the two songs reinterpreted and inconspicuously and masterfully brought together. Coincidentally, Hill would meet and subsequently start dating Marley’s son, Rohan a few months after the release of this album. The Score's production was handled mostly by the Fugees themselves and Jerry Duplessis, with additional production from Salaam Remi, John Forté, Diamond D, and Shawn King.Clef, Hill and third member Pras Michael - the man responsible for getting the whole thing rolling in the late '80s - were militant and melodic, fighters for change and devotees of pop music. The album's guest raps are from Outsidaz members Rah Digga, Young Zee and Pacewon, as well as Omega, John Forté, and Diamond D.

The massive hit on the record was ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song,’ a reimagining of the Roberta Flack hit. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/Tete San Ko Publishing/Obverse Creation Music/McNella Music/Midnight Magnet Music/EMI April Music Inc. We are grateful to Enya for her kindness and consideration in allowing us the use of her track "Song For Boadecia" taken from the album " The Celts" which appears on the song "Ready Or Not" which was initially used without her permission. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

It not only catapulted the Fugees into stardom, but also launched the productive solo careers of Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill, the latter of whom already ranks as one of the top female MCs of all time based on her work here. The instrumentation is as it should be for rock fans, a fairly obvious Bob Marley cover for stoners and college kids, and enough soulful vocals from figurehead Lauryn Hill to middle-aged listeners still on the fence about hip-hop.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/Tete San Ko Publishing/Obverse Creation Music (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. Rating: A, 3 Stars (out of 5) - "The Fugees are a Neapolitan treat, sweet in three layers: rhyme, sample, and groove.

Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. On their debut, the Fugees had sketched out a pattern similar to the multi-ethnic, edgy music on The Score, but they didn't deliver it with the authority that they do here. Even when they're not relying on easily recognisable tunes, their original material is powered by a raft of indelible hooks, especially the great "Fu-Gee-La". Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse.Some of these albums were poppy, some were gangsta, and some were given the slightly condescending label of "socially conscious.



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