One of the most popular rap groups of the 1990s, the Fugees were a New Jersey-based trio that fused elements of jazz, R&B and reggae into their work. The group formed in the late 1980s in South Orange where Lauryn Hill and Praskazrel “Pras” Michel attended high school and began working together with the initial goal to sing rhymes in different languages. Michel's cousin, Wyclef Jean, also known as "Clef," joined them and they began working together as the Translator Crew, signing to Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1993. Renaming themselves the Fugees, a derogatory term for Haitian immigrants, they released their first album, "Blunted on Reality", that same year, reflecting a heavy gansta influence, most likely to satisfy label executives. By the time of their second album, 1996's "The Score", the trio had begun to assert more control over their music, including straight R&B material, such as as a spectacular cover of "Killing Me Softly", with vocals by Hill. Pras and Clef covered Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry", and also sampled doo-wop on the album, which established the Fugees as a massive creative force that was in high demand. In 1996, "The Score" won the Best Rap Album Grammy, selling over 17 million copies, making it the highest selling rap album of its’ time. The trio released one more album in 1996, "Bootleg Versions", a collection of remixes and unreleased tracks and followed it up with the "Smokin' Grooves" tour in 1997. Afterwards, the Fugees broke up, with Hill pursuing family life and giving birth to a child. Wyclef and Hill would carve out successful solo careers following the disbanding. A 2005 reunion received mixed reviews and the collective fizzled out once more. Their legacy is hard to deny as 3 truly individual artists who changed urban music in the 1990s.