The Score

Release date
12 Feb 1996
Running length
17 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Fugees - Red Intro 1:51 91,272
2 Fugees - How Many Mics 4:28 160,729
3 Fugees - Ready or Not 3:47 417,373
4 Fugees - Zealots 4:20 124,697
5 Fugees - The Beast 5:37 96,878
6 Fugees - Fu-Gee-La 4:16 271,267
7 Fugees - Family Business 5:43 98,708
8 Fugees - Killing Me Softly 4:35 273,165
8 The Fugees - Killing Me Softly with His Song 4:58 56,750
9 The Fugees - The Score 4:07 34,002
10 Fugees - The Mask 4:50 91,987
11 The Fugees - Cowboys 5:23 29,352
12 The Fugees - No Woman, No Cry 4:33 51,925
13 Fugees - Manifest/Outro 5:59 57,737
16 Fugees - Mista, Mista 2:42 799
16 Fugees - Mista Mista 2:42 63,491
17 Fugees - Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Global mix) 4:20 23,840

About this album

The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 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 1990s. The Score’s production was handled mostly by the Fugees themselves and Jerry Duplessis, with additional production from Salaam Remi, John Forté, Shawn King, and Diamond D. The album’s guest raps are from Outsidaz’ members Rah Digga, Young Zee and Pacewon, as well as Omega, John Forté, and Diamond D. Most CD and import 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.”

Upon its release, The Score was a commercial success, peaking at the number one spot on both the Billboard 200, and the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The singles “Killing Me Softly,” “Fu-Gee-La,” and “Ready or Not” also achieved notable chart success, and helped the group achieve worldwide recognition. On October 3, 1997, The Score was certified 6X’s platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition to receiving mostly favorable reviews upon its release, the album has garnished a considerable amount of acclaim over the years, with many music critics and publications noting it as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, and also one of the greatest albums of the 1990s.

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  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 8.5/10

    22 Jun 1:46pm Reply
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  • lamestainonatip

    so so classic

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Eglantinetje

    First time listening to this album in its entirety and I noticed a shitload of Moody Blues samples: AWESOME!! <3

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    real hip hop. no one can compare to this album.

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Davadarho

    True Classic Hip Hop Album, my favourite one.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • okcesar

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    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • woots102

    Top 5 Favorite hiphop albums of all time

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • musicasmyhothot

    I just love these guys

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MCNasirJones

    One of my Favorite Albums

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • CRiiSs7

    love it

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jamesaka2

    One of the first rap albums I ever heard. Probably my 4th rap album ever. Incredible album.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tchongue

    DOnt Cray My Sool

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Septacle

    the goal!

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • zaltakid2000

    i'm not big on hip hop, but i adore this album. sounds so good on vinylllllllll

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • wendyhaddrell

    top tune

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ortuno2k

    Purchased the CD in '96, and have kept the very same copy for the past 14 years in mint conditions. Needless to say, THIS CD will NEVER age! The music, the lyrics, the beats, their flow... MAN! This is something today's so-called "hip-hop artists" don't have. This era is come and gone folks, unfortunately. Listening to this brings back memories from middle school... (8th grade). I've been playing the album on my stereo quite a lot over the past few weeks, and continue to enjoy it as I did - or even more - in the past. Even my 1-year-old son bounces a bit to some of the rhymes. Timeless classic. One of the BEST hip-hop albums EVER.

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Marxism1

    Really? I think she gets a lot of credit for her ability to rap/sing!

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • gloathcrusade

    This album is so amazing. It has definitely passed the test of time.

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
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