Label: Columbia - CT 67147 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Conscious
The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugeesreleased worldwide February 13, on Columbia Records. The album features a wide range of samples and instrumentation, with many aspects of alternative hip hop that would come to dominate the hip hop music scene in the mid-late s. Most versions of the album feature four bonus tracks, including three remixes of "Fu-Gee-La", and a short acoustic Wyclef Jean solo track entitled "Mista Mista". The singles " Killing Me Softly ", " Fu-Gee-La ", and " Ready or Not " also achieved notable chart success, and helped the Lovelight - Inner City - Fire achieve worldwide recognition.
In addition to receiving mostly favorable reviews upon its release, the album has garnered Record De Un Año - Duo Hermanas Marti* - Musica De Manuel Corona considerable amount of acclaim over the years, with many music critics and publications noting it as one of the greatest albums of the s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all Todo, Todo, Todo - Various - Éxitos Incomparables Vol.
4. Inthe album was included in The Source ' s Fugees (Refugee Camp)* - The Score rap albums list, and init was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. Although the Fugees' previous album Blunted on Reality proved to be critically and commercially unsuccessful, Chris Schwartz, head of Ruffhouse Records, decided to give the group another chance.
Recording for the album began in Juneand extended into November  at what Jean described as a "relaxed pace It was done calmly, almost unconsciously. There wasn't any pressure - it was like "let's make some music," and it just started forming into something amazing. It sounded like a feel-good hip hop record to us, and it was different than what anyone was doing at the time. It was three kids from an urban background expressing themselves.
In regard to The Score' s unified themes and production, Hill commented "It's an audio film. It's like how radio was back in the s. It tells a story, and there are cuts and breaks in the music.
It's almost like a hip hop version of Tommylike what Mattachin - BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Radiophonic Music Who did for rock music.
Although most tracks are built on sampled melodieslive instrumentation and DJing are incorporated into multiple tracks. Nevertheless, samples are the predominant production tool on The Score. The second single, "Killing Me Softly" was released May 31, Proving to be the most successful single from the album, it instantly reached number two on the Billboard Hot Airplay, as well as number one on the UK Singles Chart.
The third and final single released for the album was "Ready or Not", released September 2, In the US the song was the least successful of all the singles from the album, only peaking at number 34 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. Initially this sample was uncredited, and Enya was prepared to sue for copyright infringement, but decided not to when she discovered that the Fugees were not gangsta rappers.
Lauryn was crying when she did her vocals. It was unbelievable. To Betcha - New Model Army - Vengeance (The Independent Story) her singing with tears coming out of her eyes, it made me want to cry too. Upon its release, The Score received critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly writer James Bernard commented "What a shock: a smooth, well-produced rap album that doesn't have Dr.
Dre 's fingerprints on it [ In a mixed review, Fugees (Refugee Camp)* - The Score Stone writer Ann Powers commented "The Fugees' roots in reggae gives them a solid base in song and a basic philosophy that's richer than the money-or-nothing ethic that dulls much of rap these days.
Without being Fugees (Refugee Camp)* - The Score , The Score paints the ghetto as a mythical landscape, one that can inspire pride as well as sorrow. Like Wu-Tang Clanthe Fugees view the world as their movie, complete with stunts and special effects. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ruffhouse Columbia. Prakazrel "Pras" also exec. Wyclef also co-exec. Lauryn Hill also co-exec.
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