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Eligible in: 2019 (The 2020 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Fugees be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

They would have been if they had ever made another album. The solo stuff has been hit and miss. It would have been in their best interest historically to have stayed together.

Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 23:41pm

Having read so many accolades for "The Score" I went out and got it and listened... and I am torn and ambivalent.

On the one hand, I can see how this album is remarkable from a rap context, departing from the thug mentality, actually dragging the whole bullshit behind the macho posturing out into the light on one track, taking social isues on on others.
I also enjoyed its musicality, liked the integration of soul and reggae, liked Hill's vocals very, very much. Liked the sampling and the covers fo Marley and Roberta Flack, too.

But here's where it gets confusing for me: I simply can't relate to much of the lyrics... to the point that I feel like a fraud for having them piped through my headphones. Do you have to be black, or at least from Brooklyn to appreciate the messages lamented? Even with this being an alternative to gangsta crap, Jean and Hill still go on and on with "nig*a this and nig*a that" and there is some vulgar speach to women.

I also think I just don't get the charm of the rap vocal cadence - it feels charicatured to me.

I really wanna like/appreciate The Fugees. What do I need to do to enjoy the taste of rap, eben the gentler alternative rap of these guys?

Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 02:10am

No.One album wonders.Maybe if they would have stayed together I would think diffrently.Im supportive of hip-hop music but they shouldnt get in.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 20:32pm

Absolutely. The fugees completely changed hip hop. Lyrically, and musically their music stood out and influenced the world. The infusion of jazz, rap, r and b and reggae influenced music.
People say no because they only released one album, however I would like to redirect them to Jeff Buckley who released one album only, yet many believe he deserves a spot.

Posted by Jay on Saturday, 08.18.12 @ 13:10pm

This is one my favorite, such talented group of individuals in one group should be considered a crime but do we really think they can make it with only the score to boast... ready or not.... no...

Posted by seracerveza on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 16:41pm

Sadly no they had more than one album, and their first one was trash. Then The Score came out and that is what they are remembered for... However one good album, and one awful album is a no.

Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 18:15pm

Without a question or doubt they will get in. Lauryn hill is one of if not the most influential r&b singer of her generation. Her latest public drama may hurt her chances with the hall as a solo artist and she will have to wait some years. But her influence along with wyclef jeans hype man/story telling/rappering issued a completely different sound for rap/r&b/and music alone.not to mention the production was A+ considering it was recorded in a basement. And the production work wyclef and lauryn have with other artists. This is not really a choice it's basically a fact that they'll get in.

Posted by Np on Monday, 04.24.17 @ 20:58pm

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