The Love Movement

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The Love Movement
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Studio album by A Tribe Called Quest
Released September 29, 1998
Recorded 1997−1998
Genre
Length 48:10
73:44 (with bonus tracks)
Label Jive
Producer
A Tribe Called Quest chronology
Beats, Rhymes and Life
(1996)Beats, Rhymes and Life1996
The Love Movement
(1998)
We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
(2016)We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service2016
Singles from The Love Movement
  1. "Find a Way"
    Released: August 25, 1998
  2. "Like It Like That"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club mixed[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Hartford Courant favorable[4]
NME 7/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
The Source 3.5/5[7]
Spin 4/10[8]
The Village Voice (choice cut)[9]

The Love Movement is the fifth studio album by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Musically, it followed in the same vein as Beats, Rhymes and Life, featuring the smooth, jazz-oriented beats of The Ummah. Critical reaction was mostly positive, for the album was a return to the original positive sound of their first three albums.[citation needed] The lead single, "Find a Way", secured major airplay on mainstream radio stations, even in the UK, and was a particularly good example of the relaxed vibe which defined the album. Although "Like It Like That" was issued on 12" as the second single, the album had no proper second video. However, many songs like "Steppin' It Up" were played on various radio stations. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album Gold on November 1, 1998.[10]

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times wrote that the album's music was one "a fan could grow up with a bit rather than discarding after adolescence; it was sexual, wry and funny, coming with a range of expression that could include anger, satire, constructive preaching, and sentimentality; it was conscious of black entertainment's past."[11]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs produced by The Ummah, except track 11 produced by The Ummah and Bay-Lloyd.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Start It Up" Kamaal Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor, James Yancey, Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard 3:18
2. "Find a Way" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey, Bebel Gilberto, Towa Tei 3:23
3. "Da Booty" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 3:20
4. "Steppin' It Up" (featuring Busta Rhymes & Redman) Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey, Trevor Smith Jr., Reggie Noble 3:21
5. "Like It Like That" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor 2:46
6. "Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor 2:49
7. "4 Moms" (featuring Spanky) Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 1:49
8. "His Name Is Mutty Ranks" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 1:56
9. "Give Me" (featuring Noreaga) Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Victor Santiago Jr., Dallas Austin, Michael Bivins, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Sam Jones 3:52
10. "Pad & Pen" (featuring D-Life) Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott 3:23
11. "Busta's Lament" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 2:38
12. "Hot 4 U" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Leon Sylvers III, Joseph Sylvers 3:15
13. "Against the World" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey, James Smith, Dwayne Simon, Brian Latture 3:58
14. "The Love" Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Douglas Davis, Richard Walters 4:02
15. "Rock Rock Y'all" (featuring Punchline, Jane Doe, Wordsworth & Mos Def) Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Rashaan Truell, Latania Morris, Vinson Johnson, Dante Smith, Charles Wright, James Gadson 4:17

Notes

  • Tracks 1–4, 7, 8, 11, and 13 credited as "initiated by JD of The Ummah".[12]

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Love Movement – A Tribe Called Quest". AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 29, 2002). "A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ Woodward, Josef (October 9, 1998). "The Love Movement". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Brett (October 29, 1998). "The Love Movement -- A Tribe Called Quest". Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Love Movement". NME. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (July 28, 1998). "The Love Movement". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement". The Source (109): 213. October 1998. 
  8. ^ Haslett, Tim (September 1998). "A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement". Spin. 14 (9): 195. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 3, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Search Results - "The Love Movement". Recording Industry Association of America. Accessed December 11, 2008.
  11. ^ Ratliff, Ben (November 27, 1998). POP REVIEW; After a Decade, Rap's Tribe Called Quest Goes Silent. The New York Times. Accessed December 11, 2008.
  12. ^ A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement Discogs. Accessed on January 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "A Tribe Called Quest – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for A Tribe Called Quest. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "A Tribe Called Quest | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "A Tribe Called Quest – Chart history" Billboard 200 for A Tribe Called Quest. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "A Tribe Called Quest – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for A Tribe Called Quest. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement". Music Canada. 
  21. ^ "American album certifications – A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH