Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

HIP HOP CLASSICS: Fugees - The Score Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by PauLo, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    Happy Sunday people! For hip hop classics this week, we’re heading to the 90s and gonna talk about the album that brought Wyclef, Lauryn and Pras to the global stage: Fugees The Score

    ED6AF0E8-97AE-4B0F-ACE6-F5F866BF378C.jpeg



    Sound off below on what you think of this classic. Do you remember Killing Me Softly being everywhere? Was it obvious from the off the Lauryn was the star of the group?

    @Henry to pin
     
    irthesteve and riotspray like this.
  2. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    obv it doesnt need to be said but Killing Me Softly... has one the best vocal deliveries ive ever heard in a song
     
    DaveyA89 likes this.
  3. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I think Lauryn and Wyclef are equally awesome, though he hasn’t made an album quite as good as The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Then again very people few in this world have. Pras definitely got outshined though.

    Regarding the album, I have to admit I was never big on The Fugees as a group. Just never really grabbed me. I know this album is a classic regardless though.
     
    riotspray and matthaber like this.
  4. cherrywaves

    Trusted

    This is a big blind spot for me, I’ve never listened to it
     
    Cameron likes this.
  5. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Yassss. Fu Gee La and Zealots have some of my favorite verses ever
     
    riotspray and matthaber like this.
  6. matthaber Jun 14, 2020
    (Last edited: Jun 14, 2020)
    matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    I’ve jammed this like 15 times in past two weeks and there isn’t a single second of this album I dont love.

    Manifest/outro is a perfect closer and has my fav verses
     
  7. I think this came out when I was in 6th or 7th grade. Absolute monster middle school album.
     
    Pepetito likes this.
  8. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I feel like you worded this wrong! At least I hope so!
     
    matthaber likes this.
  9. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    forgot a very key word lol ooops
     
    OhTheWater likes this.
  10. chris

    Trusted Supporter

    hell ya, actually been listening to this a lot the last week or so
     
  11. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    hell yeah. haven't spun this in forever but I loved it in college. gonna go back to it tomorrow
     
  12. I’ve only heard the singles, very excited to dive into this
     
  13. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    I was about 12 or 13 when Killing Me Softly came out and I didn't like it straight away. I think my music nerdery started around then and anything that was played on the radio all the time like that was was bad to me haha. It was only after Ready or Not came out that I started to pay attention to the Fugees and my dislike of Killing Me Softly started to fade. That's when I got the album, although never really played much of it outside the singles and the first couple of tracks. And I still don't think KMS is as good as the original, but it does make me think of a very specific time in my life and makes me smile

    I always forget that the cover of No Woman, No Cry was on this too. Wyclef was always guilty of using too obvious samples or covers of songs that are already huge. Pras' solo stuff was guilty of that too, as was Wyclefs first solo album. Which had some bangers tbf.

    Wont speak too much on The Miseducation of... as I feel as if that will definitely be a classic thread of its own one day. Just dunno if it'll be an hip hop one or an RnB one haha.
     
  14. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    Lauryn Hill is so god damn talented.
     
    mad likes this.
  15. mike1885

    Regular

    Killing Me Softly, Fu-Gee-La and Ready or Not bring me right back to middle school. Amazing singles on this album all around. It wasn't until later in life that I gave the rest of the album its due. It's one of those classics I frequently forget about but thoroughly enjoy every time I put it on.
     
  16. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    “everybody wear the mask but how long it will last” INDEED LAURYN
     
    matthaber and mad like this.
  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Supporter

    probably a mt. rushmore album from the genre for me. unreal how both lauryn and wyclef caught lightning in a bottle on the same album.
     
  18. wow this album... I can definitely see why it's a classic.
     
    FTank and phaynes12 like this.
  19. thanks again to everyone who thought to do these classics threads, such a great idea. this record is fucking phenomenal!!!
     
  20. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    mad likes this.
  21. jdr2187

    jdr2187

    This record is still obviously unbelievable.

    Kind of off topic, but I decided to go back and start listening to some of Wyclef’s old albums and I did not enjoy The Ecleftic at all. The Kenny Rogers song was especially bad. I also had completely forgotten about the song with the Rock. Just a strange album.
     
  22. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    phaynes12 likes this.
  23. PauLo

    43% Burnt

    Some of the beats on this still sound so fresh and bang hard. And yet it still amazes me how the same Wyclef that made it turned into everything I hated about rap and RnB in the mid noughties.
     
    phaynes12 and jdr2187 like this.
  24. PauLo

    43% Burnt

  25. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    "I love that Cymande album. I made those dudes half-a-millionaires from sampling that record. It was [one of my biggest songs financially] up until the paperwork got sorted out, and Cymande got their cut, rightfully so. When it was recorded, Wyclef didn’t clear the sample. So they came after us, and it was a big mess, but everything is sorted out now. I don’t even really like talking about it. Working with them was a cool experience, and I’ll just leave it at that."
     
    PauLo likes this.