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Today In Hip Hop History – Fugees Drop Blunted on Reality

Fugees Come Onto the Hip Hop Scene

The Fugees released their debut album Blunted on Reality. Funny story, a lot of the tracks, particularly Nappy Heads, was A LOT DIFFERENT than the album edit. When a buddy of mine bought the album, the first cut he played was Nappy Heads. Straight trash. Pras was ALWAYS trash on the mic. Straight dumpster juice.

Who were the Fugees?

Formerly Tranzlator Crew was an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the early-1990s. The Fugees sound 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/producer Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Michel are Haitian immigrants, while Lauryn “L-Boogie” Hill is American.

Tracklist of Blunted on Reality:

1 “Introduction” Lauryn HillWyclef Jean & Pras Michel
2 Nappy Heads Brand X, Pras, Rashad Muhammad & Wyclef Jean Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
3 “Blunted” (Interlude)/”Blunted On Reality” (unlisted) Pras & Wyclef Jean; Co-Producer: Khalis Bayyan Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
4 “Recharge” Khalis Bayyan, Pras & Wyclef Jean Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
5 “Freestyle” (Interlude) Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
6 Vocab Pras & Wyclef Jean Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
7 “Special News Bulletin” (Interlude) Khalis Bayyan, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
8 “Boof Baf” Khalis Bayyan, Pras & Wyclef Jean Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel & Mad Spida
9 “Temple” Pras & Wyclef Jean; Co-Producer: Khalis Bayyan Lauryn Hill,Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
10 “How Hard Is It?” Khalis Bayyan, Pras & Wyclef Jean Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel & Lauryn Hill
11 “Harlem Chit Chat” (Interlude) Rashad Muhammad
12 “Some Seek Stardom” Rashad Muhammad & Stephen Walker Lauryn Hill
13 “Giggles” Pras & Wyclef Jean; Co-Producers: Khalis Bayyan & Rashad Muhammad Pras Michel; chorus: Lauryn Hill
14 “Da Kid from Haiti” (Interlude) Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
15 “Refugees on the Mic” Pras & Wyclef Jean; Co-Producer: Khalis Bayyan Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel
16 “Living Like There Ain’t No Tomorrow” Pras & Wyclef Jean Wyclef Jean
17 “Shout Outs from the Block” Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel & uncredited guests
18 “Nappy Heads” (Remix) Salaam Remi Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean & Pras Michel