This weekend (13th February 2016) marked the 20th anniversary of the release of The Fugees second and final long player ‘The Score’. An enormous commercial success, the LP spawned three hit singles ‘Killing Me Softly’ (a loose cover version of sorts of the Roberta Flack classic), ‘Fu-gee-la’ and ‘Ready or Not’. Largely produced by members of the group, contributions from stalwart 90s producers Diamond D (title track ‘The Score’) and Salaam Remi (‘Fu-gee-la’) are notable.
The album comes in at #5 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1996. ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘Ready or Not’ and ‘Fu-gee-la’ come in at #3, #13 and #19 in the magazine’s Top 40 Rap Singles of the year. ‘Killing me Softly’ appears in our 1996 Rap Megamix.
Stream the full album on Youtube here.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]