The Score
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Their remake of "Killing Me Softly" was the hit, but that's only the beginning of the story. A hip-hop trio whose talents reach out into the world of the pop song (Wyclef Jean is a fine guitar player, and Lauryn Hill's a heck of a singer), the Fugees are also all distinctive, inventive rappers--you find yourself waiting for each of them to take the next verse in turn. The beats are the familiar crossed-armed boom-bip, but the group's understated grooves and subtle effects lie low in the mix. Aside from two kicky covers of classics (the other is Marley's "No Woman, No Cry"), The Score's focus is on the stars' rhyming with the free-form grace of performance poets and showing that they've thought deeply about the issues they raise. --Douglas Wolk

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tracklisting: Red Intro
How Many Mics
Ready or Not
Family Business
Killing Me Softly With His Song
No Woman, No Cry
Fu-Gee-La [Refugee Camp Remix][*]
Fu-Gee-La [Sly & Robbie Mix][*]
title: The Score
rating: 3
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 13-02-1996
price: $11.98
net Rating: 4.5
last lookup time: 137386880
genre: East Coast
Experimental Rap
fullTitle: The Score
currentValue: $2.81
created: 137386880
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
Explicit Lyrics
asin: B000002B5L
artist: The Fugees (Refugee Camp)