Way back, before Lauryn, Pras and Wyclef settled The Score with their sophomore stunner, The Fugees took a trip cross-pond to rock live and direct for Tim Westwood. And while the Fugees crew had been known to go off the dome in certain circumstances, this particular showing for this particular UK DJ had never been heard. Until today, that is. As part of his consistently on-point Throwback Thursday campaign, Westwood (bless his heart) relinquished a rare and lively freestyle session with the terrific trio, who gave him an early peek at lines that would later be absorbed into their The Score standout, “How Many Mics.”
We can’t say whether Lauryn was on-time or if there was secretly beef-a-brewing at this point, but it’s an intimate lens into what would become a classic. You can hear The Fugees cut loose on Tim Westwood’s program below, but if you’re looking to expand the vintage-seeking journey, we point you towards his Youtube page, where you can catch throwback lines from the likes of Will Smith, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Run DMC, Kanye West and so, so many more.