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"
Format12" promo single
GenreAlternative hip hop
Songwriter(s)Kamaal Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor
Producer(s)The Ummah
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"Find a Way"
"Like It Like That"
"We the People...."

"Like It Like That" is the second single by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, from their album The Love Movement.[1] 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]

12" single[edit]


  1. "Like It Like That" (Radio Version)
  2. "Like It Like That" (Album Version)
  3. "Like It Like That" (Instrumental)


  1. "Pad & Pen" (featuring D-Life) (Radio Version)
  2. "Pad & Pen" (featuring D-Life) (Album Version)
  3. "Pad & Pen" (Instrumental)


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."[2] 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.[3]


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