23 years ago today, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras proved that they were set to have a trajectory full of hits and success with the release of their second, classic album The Score.
Their sophomore album catapulted the trio to success. The album also helped Lauryn reach unexpected heights at a time where women were at the forefront of rap music. The Score dropped at a time when gangsta rap was at its peak, just think about it, 2Pac dropped All Eyez On Me on the same day, This gave groups like The Fugees a narrow lane for success.
Being led with multiple hit-singles, the commercial success of “Fu-Gee-La,’ “Killing Me Softly’ and “Ready Or Not” are timeless tracks who’s impact can still be felt to this day. Not to mention, ‘Killing Me Softly” made Lauryn Hill a superstar around the world. The track was the U.K.’s top-selling single of 1996.
Listen to The Fugees’ “Ready Or Not” below: