The Score What a shock: a smooth, well-produced rap album that doesn't have Dr. Dre's fingerprints on it. The New Jersey-based trio the Fugees's second album The… The Score What a shock: a smooth, well-produced rap album that doesn't have Dr. Dre's fingerprints on it. The New Jersey-based trio the Fugees's second album The… Fugees Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

The Score (1996)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Fugees; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

What a shock: a smooth, well-produced rap album that doesn't have Dr. Dre's fingerprints on it. The New Jersey-based trio the Fugees's second album The Score showcases their acrobatic lyrical technique and restless intelligence. And unlike much East Coast rap, The Score feels warm and intimate — partly because the instruments are live but also because the Fugees sound so relaxed and casual.

Originally posted Feb 16, 1996 Published in issue #314 Feb 16, 1996 Order article reprints
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