[ Columbia / 2 LP ]
Release Date: Friday 10 July 2020
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Limited Edition 180gm Copper Vinyl Reissue!
The Fugees' breakout second and final album, The Score, propelled the hip-hop trio to worldwide superstar status and garnered a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, Best R&B Performance for "Killing Me Softly" and a nomination for Album Of The Year.
In addition to their runaway hip hop-stylized covers of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" and Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry," the release is also home to the popular singles "Fu-Gee-La" with its Teena Marie "Ooh La La" chorus and the Delfonics-sampled "Ready or Not."
Wyclef, Pras and Lauryn Hill transcend hip hop cliches here by making musical variety, gender diverse points of view and a socially conscious message accessible, ultimately resulting in one of the most distinctive and best selling hip-hop albums of all-time. Hill herself described The Score as, "An audio film. It's like how radio was back in the 1940s. It tells a story, and there are cuts and breaks in the music. It's almost like a hip-hop version of 'Tommy', like what The Who did for rock music."
1. Red Intro
2. How Many Mics
3. Ready Or Not
5. The Beast
2. Family Business
3. Killing Me Softly With This Song
1. The Score
2. The Mask
1. No Woman, No Cry (Album Version)