Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. Deriving their name from a shortening of the word " refugees ", Jean and Michel are Haitian while Hill is American. Before disbanding in , the group recorded two albums, one of which, The Score , was a multi-Platinum and Grammy -winning success and contains their hit single " Killing Me Softly ". 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 , MTV ranked them the ninth greatest hip-hop group of all time. Pras, Lauryn, and a mutual friend Marcy Harriell formed a musical trio called Tyme; Pras' cousin, Wyclef Jean , joined the trio and Marcy left soon after in The trio soon changed musical direction, and released their first hip-hop LP, Blunted on Reality , in under the guidance of Kool and the Gang 's producer Ronald Bell. Although the album did not contain as many lyrics with overtly political messages as songs from The Score , there were still political intentions. The musical qualities of their first record would be revisited with their second album The Score which was released in February The Score became one of the biggest hits of and one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time.
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2 Some Seek Stardom
1 Nappy Heads
Featuring everything from politics to physics, the 90s hip-hop act sold millions with The Score and brought Lauryn Hill to much deserved fame. Here are some of their finest songs. It took the erstwhile Tranzlator Crew two years to get their first album released. It was solid and occasionally spectacular music, yet possessed as much globe-conquering star quality as that of their similarly politically outspoken labelmates, the Goats. The record sold poorly but plenty on it is excellent: in particular, the second single, Nappy Heads, is a treat. It was clear from day one that Hill was special, and Some Seek Stardom remains among the finest moments of her career. The lyric is a meditation on social responsibility, hypocrisy and poverty hidden inside a narrative about artists who fail to remember where they come from and those whose craving for the limelight means they lose touch with the everyday.