The Score

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Limited Orange Vinyl 2LP / Black Vinyl 2LP / CD

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The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, originally 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.

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 (it was a number-one album on the latter in 1996 on the year-end 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 six times platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition to receiving mostly favorable reviews upon its release, the album has garnered a considerable amount of acclaim over the years, with many music critics and publications noting it as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. In 1998, the album was included in The Source's 100 best rap albums list, and in 2012, it was ranked number 469 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.


Red Intro 1:51
How Many Mics 4:28
Ready Or Not 3:47
Zealots 4:20
The Beast 5:43
Fu-Gee-La 4:58
Family Business 5:02
Killing Me Softly 4:50
The Score 5:23
The Mask 4:33
Cowboys 5:59
No Woman, No Cry 4:33
Manifest / Outro 5:59