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aight its safe now to admit that the fugees were actually pretty nice!! is this their best song they didnt jack from somebody else? i love nappy heads remix too of course

trife (simon_tr), Sunday, 21 September 2003 04:38 (sixteen years ago) link

it's safe now to admit?????

idiot!

reo fordecor, Sunday, 21 September 2003 04:48 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah start savin cash up for that lauryn hill/ani difranco unplugged 04 chump

trife (simon_tr), Sunday, 21 September 2003 05:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Lauryn Hill has a very convincing derisive laugh.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Sunday, 21 September 2003 06:34 (sixteen years ago) link

me and my friends probably made up dances to this song at lunchtime, back in high school.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Sunday, 21 September 2003 06:37 (sixteen years ago) link

definitely their best song. remember hearing it first time and being like "holy shit what is this?!" and yeah you get away from it for awhile it's pretty much the same response

M Matos (M Matos), Sunday, 21 September 2003 06:46 (sixteen years ago) link

yo mona lisa... could i get a date on friday. and if you're busy, i wouldn't mind taking saturday-ay-ay ay-ay-ay... okay so nappy heads remix is still my favorite fugees song, but "the score" is still one of my favorite albums ever. no shame in my game. i love it. not as much as "Hey Ya" though, you stank bitch

phil-two (phil-two), Sunday, 21 September 2003 07:44 (sixteen years ago) link

aight its safe now to admit that the fugees were actually pretty nice!!
hahaha Maybe Wyclef will concoct a grand ole StingBono singalong as revenge. Safe? I thought nothing scared ya.

nathalie (nathalie), Sunday, 21 September 2003 07:44 (sixteen years ago) link

this song was fucking great when it came out and it still is today

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 21 September 2003 11:10 (sixteen years ago) link

i even thought Wyclef was a good MC at that point, hahaha

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 21 September 2003 11:11 (sixteen years ago) link

he was a good mc at that point! also The Carnival is much much better than the Lauryn disc (either of them haha)

M Matos (M Matos), Sunday, 21 September 2003 11:13 (sixteen years ago) link

which made The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book all the more disappointing. What a pieceof garbage

phil-two (phil-two), Sunday, 21 September 2003 15:55 (sixteen years ago) link

matos soooooo otm re: carnival vs. lauryn

cinniblount (James Blount), Sunday, 21 September 2003 16:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought John Forte was pretty cool, I loved that "eatin' mangos in Trinidad with attorneys" line he had....

Matt Helgeson (Matt Helgeson), Sunday, 21 September 2003 18:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I do so love Fu gee la but Ready or Not has been my favorite track on The Score since I got the album. Lauryn's lines have such an infectious rhythm it that song even if I never did quite get my head around the '...Nina Simone and defecating on your microphone' line.

Claire (Claire Miccio), Sunday, 21 September 2003 19:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Fu Gee La is dandy. I've yet to hear a Wyclef full-length (caught some singles) and would love too. Hell, I'm even curious about his version of "What's New Pussycat?" I'd also like to hear that Bono/Jean collabo for NetAid again, but I wouldn't be surprised if they destroyed all copies.

Can we talk more about how horrible that Unplugged album was? I feel like there should be an eternal flame that makes sure we Never Forget.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 21 September 2003 22:17 (sixteen years ago) link

"Ready or Not" (the version with Sly and Robbie) is better than "Fu-Gee-La" and not only is The Carnival great and overlooked, but even The Ecleftic has some incredible moments. Wyclef can be a bit clunky, but when his "Haiti" overshadows his "PJs", he can soar (see "Yélé" on Carnival f'rinstance). He always seems like an artist torn between (a few) different worlds, and he doesn't do a bad job reconciling them (tho' that tension informs his best stuff accordingly, and often positively).

And -- huh? -- what the fuck is "unsafe" about "admitting" the Fugees were "pretty nice"? Only someone who worried about what others thought of his/her taste could possibly ask that question. I liked the Fugees back in '96 or whenever, and they still sound > "nice" to me. WTF?

David A. (Davant), Monday, 22 September 2003 03:49 (sixteen years ago) link

nah i like them i was just kidding bcz im not usually into their specific brand of earnest over-praised pop rap, also i everyone (even 50!!) is a lil scared to say a kind word abt lauryn since the unplugged incident

trife (simon_tr), Monday, 22 September 2003 04:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, yeah, okay, the Unplugged thing was lame. But her first solo (Miseducation, 'course), if over-praised by the (mainstream?) critics, was solid. It was silly at the time how everyone leaped onto the Lauryn bandwagon and slammed 'Clef, as if we couldn't like both.

Sure, they could be earnest, but they could be funny too, which is a hard thing to pull off without inviting novelty act perceptions. The Fugees and solo Wyclef manage to do this, I think (sometimes).

Where would the Fugees be today if they'd stayed together/made more records? And, a tangential question, given all my opinionated crap above -- are they the hip-hop Pixies? Ha ha.

David A. (Davant), Monday, 22 September 2003 04:58 (sixteen years ago) link

david ALL rap is funny! and the fugees were LESS funny than most I think.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"doo wop (that thing)" was sorta funny though i guess, in er, in a "sisters are doing it for themselves" sort of way.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:02 (sixteen years ago) link

also "ready or not" was totally jacked from somebody else (i.e. the delfonics).

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:03 (sixteen years ago) link

ready or not is why i added that clause!!

trife (simon_tr), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Sterling, you're right up to a point, probably, but now I got another tangential question -- which is the funniest music genre? Hip-hop? Punk? Prog?

Wait... is all rap funny, anyway? I don't think so, I don't think you can be that general. Altho' it's an interesting thought that some (much?) of the humour has perhaps been missed by (white?) mainstream critics too busy seeing only threat.

David A. (Davant), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:32 (sixteen years ago) link

'snoop doggy dogg's 'doggystyle' is a grim, sobering portrait depicting the solemn horrors of gangsta life...'

trife (simon_tr), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I love how her concert has become an "incident"! also I really really like The Ecleftic

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 22 September 2003 05:53 (sixteen years ago) link

What was the Unplugged incident?

... (gareth), Monday, 22 September 2003 06:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I think it just refers to the show itself, which was a pretty huge disaster

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 22 September 2003 06:10 (sixteen years ago) link

clef needs to shave the head. dreads on a baldie isn't too hot.

JasonD (JasonD), Monday, 22 September 2003 06:14 (sixteen years ago) link

The Carnival was my soundtrack of summer '97 and 'Fu-Gee-La' is one of my all time most-loved hip hop tracks. 'How Many Mics?' is woefully underappreciated, though the Score wasn't so hot overall. Also, Clef's sense of humour made those Virgin ads rock.

Barima (Barima), Monday, 22 September 2003 10:09 (sixteen years ago) link

dizzee rascal clashed wyfclef jean on tim dog's daytime show and slewed the old hippy

columns, Monday, 22 September 2003 11:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I'm the only human who likes the Lauryn Hill Unplugged album. I don't just like it, I actually love it! OH NO!!!

(And I honestly don't understand what about it is so bad as to be considered an "incident".)

"Fu Gee La" is definitely bad-ass and smooth, and The Score was a great album in so many ways. Clef's mic-rocking abilities maintained pretty well for The Carnival, but it seems like they fell short after that (although he still writes some good songs, don't get me wrong..."Thug Angels" is THE SHIT).

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 22 September 2003 17:14 (sixteen years ago) link

Pras should get more love

stevem (blueski), Monday, 22 September 2003 17:43 (sixteen years ago) link

haha watching the black eyed peas on TOTP at the weekend i was thinking "of course! fugees for '03, no wonder they get so much stick on ILM!" (i love 'em both of course)

best song they didnt jack from somebody else?
huh? does no one know Teena Marie's "Ooh La La La"?

zebedee (zebedee), Monday, 22 September 2003 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Pras was a hella good MC for awhile with one of my favorite deep-voiced laid-back styles, what's he been doing the past few years?

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 22 September 2003 17:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Was just gonna say that about "Oh La La." Every melody on that album is stolen from SOMEWHERE. That's the beauty of it.

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 22 September 2003 17:56 (sixteen years ago) link

going off of memory the best track on The Score is "Zealots".

i'm amazed again at how some of the smartest people here still haven't figured out that uncool and/or awkward music can still be really good

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 22 September 2003 18:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"Oh La La La," whatever.

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 22 September 2003 18:04 (sixteen years ago) link


dizzee rascal clashed wyfclef jean on tim dog's daytime show and slewed the old hippy

Okay....Who's the Tim Dog in this that has a tv show??? ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT TIM DOG WHO DID FUCK COMPTON???

If you are, I'm complaining to my cable provider today...I must see this show....

Matt Helgeson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 22 September 2003 20:33 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

ethan is right, BTW ...

Eisbaer, Sunday, 23 December 2007 03:25 (eleven years ago) link

... i mean, i heard this @ starbucks tonight, after not hearing it for years. i was stunned with how good it still sounds after all these years.

Eisbaer, Sunday, 23 December 2007 03:27 (eleven years ago) link

Fu Gee La is dandy. I've yet to hear a Wyclef full-length (caught some singles) and would love too. Hell, I'm even curious about his version of "What's New Pussycat?" I'd also like to hear that Bono/Jean collabo for NetAid again, but I wouldn't be surprised if they destroyed all copies.

-- Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 21 September 2003 22:17 (4 years ago) Link

The Reverend, Sunday, 23 December 2007 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

I gotta go with "Nappy Heads (Remix)" but "FuGeeLa" close second (and "Cowboys" close third)

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 23 December 2007 11:36 (eleven years ago) link

it's safe now to admit?????

idiot!

-- reo fordecor, Sunday, 21 September 2003 04:48 (4 years ago) Link
yeah start savin cash up for that lauryn hill/ani difranco unplugged 04 chump

-- trife (simon_tr), Sunday, 21 September 2003 05:00

zing!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 23 December 2007 11:45 (eleven years ago) link

This is the remix. This...this...this thread has been remixed. Refugee Camp Allstars.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 23 December 2007 12:52 (eleven years ago) link

I see what you did there.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 23 December 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Have been playing this in my car for a week.

The Neb-U-Taunt Ball (roxymuzak), Sunday, 21 June 2009 03:41 (ten years ago) link

word

s4rgent boy tell em (The Reverend), Sunday, 21 June 2009 08:22 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

the skit at the end of "the beast" is so funny

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

don't put that lil retarded leg in there

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

The title track is my favorite after the hits.

Inculcate a spirit of serfdom in children (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

i can judge a character like ito judge a verdict

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:53 (nine years ago) link

fake bullets can't scar me
i can smell the weak out like safari
play you out like atari
sacrifice you hari kari

^ lauryn >>

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Friday, 5 March 2010 00:12 (nine years ago) link

Don't put that little shrimp in my chicken fried rice.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 5 March 2010 00:58 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

still my favorite Fugees song, after all these years.

伊恩斯科特的冰磧喜歡他媽的他的母親。 (Eisbaer), Saturday, 26 January 2013 05:10 (six years ago) link

duhhh

The Reverend, Saturday, 26 January 2013 05:25 (six years ago) link

yeah no doubt

d'eejban (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 January 2013 07:15 (six years ago) link

Yeah that's the best single but my favorite track off this is Family Business. That part when Clef switches into maniac mode and L comes in and smooths it over with an insane verse of her own is O__o Also no Pras verse is a +

queef ka queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 26 January 2013 08:01 (six years ago) link

he was a good mc at that point! also The Carnival is much much better than the Lauryn disc (either of them haha)
― M Matos (M Matos), Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:13 AM (9 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is so on the money.

queef ka queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 26 January 2013 08:02 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Listening to The Score for the first time in a decade or more. "The Mask" and "Cowboys" are a good 1-2.

your fretless ways (Eazy), Friday, 1 March 2013 19:08 (six years ago) link

he was a good mc at that point! also The Carnival is much much better than the Lauryn disc (either of them haha)
― M Matos (M Matos), Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:13 AM (9 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is so on the money.

― queef ka queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:02 AM (1 month ago)

If I'm honest with myself, The Carnival is one of my 10 favorite rap albums of the '90s (which is a bigger deal than it sounds, given how massive the pool of competition is).

Evan R, Friday, 1 March 2013 19:16 (six years ago) link

Probably in my top 40 or so. Love that album to death.

Harlem vs Alabama (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 1 March 2013 20:41 (six years ago) link

Even the skits.

Harlem vs Alabama (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 1 March 2013 20:41 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rssw8i036D8

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Monday, 25 November 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link


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