February 13, 1996 will always be one of the biggest days in hip hop history. 2Pac released his All Eyez On Me joint and the Fugees dropped the Score also. All Eyez On Me has been talked about ever since. The Score from the Fugees went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef and Pras never recorded another album again. The Score has appeared on numerous greatest albums lists. The Fugees went on to win a Grammy for the Best Rap album also. Fu-Gee-La was their first single and it was released in December of 1995. Fu-Gee-La went on to go gold and people were patiently waiting on the album to drop. Right before summer, the Fugees released their second single off the album. Killing Me Softly was the track and it turned Lauryn Hill into the star of the group.
Killing Me Softly was the Fugees version of the classic from Roberta Flack. The Fugees won the 1997 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Late in the summer of 1996, the Fugees released their third single off the Score. Ready or Not was the track and it was another classic record off the album. Lauryn Hill continued to show she was definitely the star of the group. Killing Me Softly showed off her vocals and Ready or Not showed that and her lyrical skills. To finish off 1996, they released one more single off The Score. No Woman, No Cry was a remake of the classic Bob Marley track. The Score sold six million copies in the United States alone. The Score is a dope album and deserves all the accolades it has gotten. Below is the track listing and stream links for you.
- Red Intro
- How Many Mics
- Ready or Not
- The Beast
- Family Business ft. John Forte and Omega
- Killing Me Softly
- The Score ft. Diamond D
- The Mask
- Cowboys ft. Pace 1, Young Zee & Rah Digga
- No Woman, No Cry