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Famous hip-hop trio from TheNineties. The members of the group are rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill and rapper Pras Michel.

The group is known for jump-starting alternative hip-hop into the mainstream. Before The Fugees, most alternative hip-hop artists usually stayed in the underground. Now it's hard to get away from the scene, as roughly 50 percent of hip-hop heard on the radio is alternative.

Their first album, ''Blunted In Reality'', is rarely acknowledged, and when it is it's just considered [[SoOkayItsAverage So Okay It's Average]]. The album became an OldShame for them after they released ''Music/TheScore'' in 1996. The album was critically praised and is considered a classic. Notable on the album was "Killing Me Softly", which was a Roberta Flack cover.

After the album, the group split up to for a series of solo careers: Music/LaurynHill has had the most successful, winning Grammys, releasing the album ''Music/TheMiseducationOfLaurynHill'' (which later became a source of controversy when Hill was revealed to have not written most of the album's music), while Wyclef has had a semi-successful solo career, gaining acclaim for his debut solo album ''The Carnival'' and subsequently scoring top 5 hits with Music/CarlosSantana, Music/DestinysChild and Music/{{Shakira}}.

Unfortunately for the group, it was later revealed that Wyclef and Lauryn Hill had been on-again, off-again lovers and that during production of Hill's solo album the two had a nasty falling out that derailed any chances for a full-time reunion (though the trio have done some one-off shows).
While Wyclef and Pras continue to record, Hill has become a ReclusiveArtist.

See also:

* ''Music/TheScore (1996)''.

!!This musical trio provides examples of:
* AlbumFiller: ''The Score'' has filler moments after each song. Most of it still worth listening to, since it is pretty humorous.
** "Shouts Out From The Block" from "Blunted On Reality", a shout-out to all their friends and colleagues, which takes over 9 minutes (!) and is just an inside-joke ListSong, uninteresting to people outside their personal network of friends.
* AlbumIntroTrack: Done on "Blunted On Reality" and "The Score".
* BreakOutCharacter: Even in the early days Music/LaurynHill stood out among her fellow band members.
* CoverVersion: Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" and Music/BobMarley's "No Woman No Cry" on Music/TheScore.
* DrugsAreBad: Rather ambiguous in their message. On the one hand they criticize it, on the other hand they reference it at least once in all their lyrics.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The lyrics on "Blunted On Reality" are difficult to follow because everybody shouts and raps so hard, while the beats are so prominent that they distract from the lyrics. No tracks stand out and Lauryn Hill isn't as prominent represented as she would be on "The Score".
* FugitiveArc: Their band name. Also a theme on their albums.
* {{Garfunkel}}: Pras.
* GenreRoulette: The band tried to combine elements from reggae and ragga in their hiphop songs.
* UsefulNotes/{{Jamaica}}: Reggae, Jamaica, rastafarianism and ganja are referenced a lot in their lyrics.
* JumpScare: Lauryn says "Boo" in the introduction of "Blunted On Reality".
* LargeHam: Wyclef. For example: check out "Mista Mista" in which he's ChewingTheScenery beyond the ridiculous.
* LetsGetOutOfHere: Both on "Blunted On Reality" and "The Score" some sketches have the band running away from the police.
* ListSong: Each album ends with a spoken list full of shout-outs to all their friends. While the one on "The Score" is short and to the point the one on "Blunted On Reality" takes over 9 (!) minutes!
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Wyclef Jean imitates Music/LouisArmstrong's voice on "Nappy Heads" on "Blunted On Reality".
* ReferenceOverdosed: It would warrant its own page.
* ShoutOut: "Sunglasses At Night" by Music/CoreyHart is referenced both on "Blunted On Reality", as well as on "The Score".
* SpecialGuest: The reggae duo Sly & Robbie on Music/TheScore.
* SpokenWordInMusic: The Fugees enjoyed making humourous sketches and skits between the album tracks.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Wyclef, Pras and Lauryn.
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