2018 Reissue / 2023 Repress – ‚Certified‘ Edition
„Blunted On Reality“ is the 1994 debut album by Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, collectively known as The Fugees. The album contains less political lyrics than their second album The Score, but there definitively were political intentions.
As Wyclef Jean described the meaning of the title in an interview: „When the cop is messing around with somebody for something that the person didn’t do and they try to set ‚em up, that makes me blunted on reality. When the government is taking money on arms…and that money could be going back to the community it makes me blunted on reality. It’s just awareness of what’s going on…that’s what blunted on reality means…“
The album spawned 3 singles; „Nappy Heads“, „Vocab“ and „Boof Baf“ and started selling big quantities, eventually reaching gold and platinum status, after the release of their critically acclaimed album The Score in 1996.