| September 29, 1998|
29 September 1998
A Tribe Called Quest
The Ummah; Bay-Lloyd
73:44 (with bonus tracks)|
We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Grammy Award for Best Rap Album
Beats - Rhymes and Life, People's Instinctive Travels a, Midnight Marauders, The Low End Theory, The Anthology
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. 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.
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."
All songs produced by The Ummah, except track 11 produced by The Ummah and Bay-Lloyd.
NotesTracks 1–4, 7, 8, 11, and 13 credited as "initiated by JD of The Ummah".
1Start It Up3:18The Love Movement Wikipedia
2Find a Way3:23