Fugees’ ‘The Score’ feat. ‘Ready Or Not’ and ‘Killing Me Softly’ is their second and final studio album released on February 13, 1996 by Ruffhouse.
Track Listing : 1.Red Intro (Fugees) – 01:51 . 2.How Many Mics (Lauryn Hill) – 04:28 . 3.Ready Or Not (Thom Bell, Lauryn Hill) – 03:47 . 4.Zealots (Lauryn Hill) – 04:20 . 5.The Beast (Lauryn Hill, Natalie Jean) – 05:37 . 6.Fu-Gee-La (Lauryn Hill, Natalie Jean, Teena Marie, Allen Mcgrier, Salaam Remi) – 04:20 . 7.Family Business (Forte, Lauryn Hill, Natalie Jean, Penna Omega) – 05:43 . 8.Killing Me Softly With His Song (Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) – 04:58 . 9.The Score (Lauryn Hill) – 05:02 . 10.The Mask (Lauryn Hill) – 04:50 . 11.Cowboys (Forte, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras, Young Zee) – 05:23 . 12.No Woman, No Cry (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) – 04:33 . 13.Manifest/Outro (Lauryn Hill) – 05:59
Musicians : Fugees – Band . Wyclef Jean – Vocals, Guitar . Lauryn Hill – Vocals . Pras Michel – Vocals . John Forté – Vocals, Drum Programming . Sly Dunbar – Drums, Drum Programming . Robbie Shaakespeare – Bass . Backspin – Dj Scratches . Dj Scrible – Dj Scratches . Diamond D – Vocals . Dj Red Alert – Vocals . Omega – Vocals . Pacewon – Vocals . Rah Digga – Vocals . Young Zee – Vocals . Ras Baraka – Vocals . Akon – Vocals . Handel Tucker – Keyboards
Production : Produced By Fugees, Jerry Duplessis, Salaam Remi, John Forté, Diamond D, Shawn King . Warren Riker – Engineer . Bob Brockman – Engineer . Gary Noble – Engineer . Eddie Hudson – Engineer, Mixing . Delroy Pottinger – Engineer . Courtney Small – Engineer
Recorded In June–November 1995.
Released On February 13, 1996 By Ruffhouse.
It’s refreshing to hear an album completely without sexism or misogyny. As a female hip-hop fan I often cringe at mentions of porno lyrics casting females as “pussies”, bitchesand nothing more. There’s no danger of that here. […]
Along with this appreciation for grandiose rock story-telling, Hill, Jean and Pras Michel drew influence from far and wide including Bob Marley, Santana, vintage soul and world musicand came out with an album that sounded unlike anything else at the time […]
The Chicago Reader
With a little luck, they could also represent a new role for hip-hop–offering rap’s first shout out in the American Multicultural Century soon to come. […]