Label: Sony Music/Columbia Records
Worst Song: "Kenny Rogers - Pharoah Monch Dub Plate"


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After dropping a respectable debut album in 1994, Blunted On Reality, The Fugees returned in with their classic The Score—arguably the best rap album of 1996. When Wyclef Jean went solo we wondered if he could survive without Pras and the insanely talented Lauryn Hill but he surprised us all with his 1997 debut, The Carnival—a surprisingly solid record that was ambitious and genre bending. We were excited to see what he'd do next until we got wind of what he'd cooked up on his second album.

Outside of the Mary J. Blige featuring hit, "911," The Ecleftic (horrible title, BTW) was a helter-skelter effort that featured 'Clef trying to save the world, dance the night away, fall in love, AND give Kenny Rogers some shine (WTF?) all at the same time. Did we mention that the first single featured the motherfucking Rock and his signature catchphrase “It Doesn't Matter!”?!?!!? Although Clef went on to release many more albums and have a successful international career, he was never taken seriously in rap again after this album.