Like It Like That (A Tribe Called Quest song)

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"Like It Like That"
Single by A Tribe Called Quest
from the album The Love Movement
B-side "Pad & Pen"
Released 1998
Format 12" promo single
Genre alternative hip hop
Length 2:46
Label Jive
Producer(s) The Ummah
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"Find a Way"
(1998)
"Like It Like That"
(1998)

"Like It Like That" is the final single by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, the second single from their final album The Love Movement.[1] It samples The Gap Band's 1980 song "Yearning for Your Love".[2] The single was released solely as a promo-copy, had no music video, and received minimal radio airplay, being the only Tribe single not to reach any Billboard chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Like It Like That" (Radio Version)
  2. "Like It Like That" (Album Version)
  3. "Like It Like That" (Instrumental)
  4. "Pad & Pen" (featuring D-Life) (Radio Version)
  5. "Pad & Pen" (featuring D-Life) (Album Version)
  6. "Pad & Pen" (Instrumental)

Reception[edit]

Matt Kimmel of Western High School from Florida (via Sun-Sentinel) called this song his "personal favorite" and "a perfect jam that shows the group's true essence." He also wrote, "Smooth vocals, smart lyrics and amazing beats take your ears on a journey."[3] The song was listed on the CMJ New Music Report Beat Box top 40 chart for at least twelve weeks as of March 1, 1999. It peaked at number ten.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Tribe Called Quest - Like It Like That / Pad & Pen Discogs. Accessed on November 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Third Ear: The Essential Learning Companion: Funk, p. 254.
  3. ^ Kimmel, Matt (January 29, 1999). "Teentime: Tribe's Quest Ends On A Powerful Note". Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ CMJ New Music Report, March 1, 1999, issue