The Fugees’ ‘Blunted on Reality’ is their debut album released on February 1, 1994 by Ruffhouse.
Track Listing : 1.Introduction (Lauryn Hill) – 01:14 . 2.Nappy Heads (Lauryn Hill) – 04:29 . [Sample : I Think About Loving You By Earth, Wind & Fire, Heaven At Once By Kool & The Gang, The Hump By Buster Williams] . 3.Blunted Interlude (Lauryn Hill) – 06:49 . 4.Recharge (Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Prakazrel “Pras” Michel) – 05:10 . 5.Freestyle Interlude (Fugees) – 01:08 . 6.Vocab (Fugees) – 05:02 . 7.Special News Bulletin Interlude (Fugees) – 00:20 . 8.Boof Baf (Khalis Bayyan) – 05:09 . [Sample : Mojo Hanna By Tammi Lynn] . 9.Temple (Fugees) – 04:03 . 10.How Hard Is It? (Khalis Bayyan) – 03:52 . 11.Harlem Chit Chat Interlude (Fugees) – 00:49 . 12.Some Seek Stardom (L.A. Hill) – 03:42 . [Bridge Over Troubled Water By Aretha Franklin] . 13.Giggles (Wyclef Jean, Pras) – 04:21 . 14.Da Kid From Haiti Interlude (Lauryn Hill) – 00:59 . 15.Refugees On The Mic (Lauryn Hill) – 04:57 . [Sample : Good Times By Chic, Brazilian Rhyme By Earth, Wind & Fire] . 16.Living Like There Ain’T No Tomorrow (Fugees) – 04:00 . 17.Shout Outs From The Block (Fugees) – 09:17 . 18.Nappy Heads (L.A. Hill) – 05:22 . [Sample : Santa’S Birthday By Caroleer Singers And The Orchestra]
Musicians : Fugees – Band . Lauryn Hill – Vocals . Wyclef Jean – Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals . Prakazrel “Pras” Michel – Vocals . Khalis Bayyan – Keyboards, Saxophone . Rashad Muhammad – Bass, Programming . Lawrence Stokes – Guitar
Production : Produced By Pras, Wyclef Jean, Khalis Bayyan, Salaam Remi, Brand X, Stephen Walker, Rashad Muhammad . Paul Higgins – Engineer, Mixing . Alvin Lewis – Engineer . Ron London – Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Joe Nicolo – Mastering . Gary Noble – Engineer . Warren Riker – Mixing Assistant . Ivan Doc Rodriguez – Mixing . Kendal Stubbs – Mixing
Package : Danny Clinch – Photography . Risa Zaitschek – Art Direction
Released On February 1, 1994 By Ruffhouse.
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In my opinion this eclipses The Score, though the latter shouldn’t be ignored by any means. Blunted exposes Clef’s Haitian- Caribbean roots with all the brilliant dancehall/hip hop fused tracks. […]