The Love Movement
The Love Movement
Studio album by A Tribe Called Quest


29 September 1998




Hip hop






Bay-Lloyd, The Ummah

A Tribe Called Quest chronology


Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996)

The Love Movement is the fifth and final studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Musically, it follows in the same vein as Beats, Rhymes and Life, featuring the smooth and jazz-oriented beats of The Ummah. The album's topics primarily deal with love. The lead single, "Find a Way", secured major airplay on mainstream radio stations.

The Love Movement peaked at #3 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Upon its release, the album received mediocre reviews from critics, with the general consensus being that A Tribe Called Quest had failed to present anything innovative. However, in recent years, The Love Movement has become better received. As of 2019, the album has sold over 600,000 copies. 


All songs produced by The Ummah, except for "Busta's Lament", produced by The Ummah and Bay-Lloyd.

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Time
1. "Start It Up" Q-Tip Bernie, Casey, Fareed, Muhammad, Pinkard, Taylor, Yancey 3:19
2. "Find a Way" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Gilberto, Muhammad, Taylor, Tei, Yancey 3:23
3. "Da Booty" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 3:21
4. "Steppin' It Up" Busta Rhymes, Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Redman Fareed, Muhammad, Noble, Smith, Taylor, Yancey 3:22
5. "Like It Like That" Q-Tip Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor 2:47
6. "Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor 2:50
7. "4 Moms" - Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 1:49
8. "His Name Is Mutty Ranks" Phife Dawg Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 1:56
9. "Give Me" Noreaga, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Austin, Bivins, Fareed, Jones, Morris, Muhammad, Santiago, Stockman, Taylor 3:52
10. "Pad & Pen" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, D-Life Fareed, Muhammad, Scott, Taylor, Wilson 3:23
11. "Busta's Element" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Yancey 2:39
12. "Hot 4 U" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Muhammad, Sylvers, Taylor 3:16
13. "Against the World" Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Fareed, Latture, Muhammad, Simon, Smith, Taylor 4:01
14. "The Love" Q-Tip Davis, Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor, Walters 4:00
15. "Rock Rock Y'all" Punchline, Jane Doe, Wordsworth, Q-Tip, Mos Def Fareed, Gadson, Johnson, Morris, Muhammad, Smith, Taylor, Truell, Wright,  4:20
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