Fu-Gee-La was released in January 1996 as the lead single from the Fugees second album, The Score. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill, and rapper Pras Michel
The song, which was produced by Salaam Remi, contains a sample of “If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right” by Ramsey Lewis, and its chorus is based on “Ooo La La La” by Teena Marie. Several remixes of the song, including the “Refugee Camp Remix” and the “Sly & Robbie Remix”, which features a young Akon, also appear on The Score. It is the highest-selling single from the Fugees, and has been certified gold by RIAA
The music video for Fu-Gee-La was filmed in Jamaica. It follows a robbery-related concept, with each band member taking on a particular role.