This particular person is a man… if you care to call him that… a father, if you care to even half way call him that… who lives in Patterson, New Jersey. He at some point was very involved with the group that Lauren Hill emerged from, the Fugees. He was said to have been the music video producer of 1 on their videos, Killing Me Softly.
No matter how pigeonholed the Fugees may have sounded on their debut, the group had obviously asserted their control by the time of their second album, The Score. With just as much intelligence as their jazz-rap forebears, the trio also worked with surprisingly straight-ahead R&B on the soulful "Killing Me Softly With His Song," sung by . Elsewhere, and sampled doo wop and covered 's "No Woman No Cry," giving the record familiarity for the commercial mainstream, but keeping it real with insightful commentary on their urban surroundings. The Score became one of the surprise hits of 1996, reaching number one on the pop charts and making the Fugees one of the most visible rap groups around the world. During 1997, the crew played on the Smokin' Grooves tour, and took time out while gave birth to a child and issued a solo album, The Carnival Featuring the Refugee Allstars. In 1998 released her smash record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and in 2000 released his second solo disc, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. In turn, their solo success cast further doubt on another Fugees release. ~ John Bush
The '90s rap group The Fugees was responsible for creating one of the biggest hits of 1996 and one of the best-selling hip hop albums of all time. Comprised of rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill and rapper Pras Michel, The Fugees won Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997 for “Killing Me Softly” off their sophomore album . After disbanding in 1997, The Fugees spawned the successful careers of Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill, who went on to become one of the most notable femcees in hip-hop history.
"I remember Lauryn was doing Sister Act 2 and she would go to California and go do it and come right back to the basement while we was creating. ‘Clef was genius. We were just going at it. I was the fourth Fugee, but on the down low. [Laughs.] Low key I was in there, creating the beats.