Fugees

Formed 1992. Disbanded 2006.
Fugees

Biography

Fugees (formerly Tranzlator Crew) were an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill, and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Pras are Haitian, while Hill is American. The group recorded two albums—one of which, The Score (1996), was a multi-platinum and Grammy-winning success and contains their hit single "Killing Me Softly"—before disbanding in 1997. Hill and Jean each went on to successful solo recording careers; Michel focused on soundtrack recordings and acting, though he found commercial success with his song "Ghetto Supastar". In 2007, MTV ranked them the 9th greatest Hip-hop group of all time.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Score

    The Score 1996

    Reviewed by Angus Taylor
    Blow the dust off, give it a spin and you’ll find plenty to enjoy.
  2. Review of The Score

    The Score 1996

    Reviewed by David O'Donnell
    The Score has become one of the best-selling hip hop albums of all time.