Song of the Week

FUGEES "Ready or not"

Par YANN AUBERTOT, publié le mardi 7 mars 2017 09:47 - Mis à jour le lundi 3 avril 2017 19:36

Fugees is an American band created in 1993. There were three members: Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel.They played rap, but their music also included elements of reggae and rnb. The band was very popular in the mid 1990s.

Ready or not is a song from the album The Score which made them famous worldwide in 1996.

In the lyrics Lauryn Hill criticizes gangsta rap: “While you're imitating Al Capone I'll be Nina Simone”. The Fugees were different from other rap bands at the time and they preferred to use their music to defend civil rights, like Nina Simone in the 1960s.

In the music, they used an extract of Boadicea by Enya:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKQwgpaLR6o

Amanda DEMARTHE 3èmeD