On this date in 1994, crew members Wyclef Jean, Pras, and a young, talented Lauryn Hill, known as The Fugees, formulated their first album, Blunted On Reality, on Hip Hop indie imprint Ruffhouse Records.


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Not as familiar to Hip Hop heads as their follow-up smash sophomore album The Score, Blunted On Reality did not receive commercial success their first go around, yielding only 12,000 copies sold in the first two years. After the release of The Score, that number jumped to 125K.

With Clef’s hands in every aspect of production, there were very few times when the Haitian national wasn’t behind the boards during the production of this album. Other producers include Salaam Remi, Brand X, Khallis Bayyan and even Pras.

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Salute to the trio for bringing us this slept on classic!