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


29 September 1998


July 1997 - March 1998


Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
The Hit Factory
(New York City, New York)
Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)
River Sound
(New York City, New York)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Jazz rap




Jive Records


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. It was released in September 29, 1998 under Jive Records. 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 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

Samples Edit

Start It Up

  • "Sweet Georgia Brown" by The Singers Unlimited

Find a Way

Da Booty

  • "Cissy Strut" by The Meters
  • "Big Mouth" by Whodini

Steppin' It Up

  • "Leo: Rosebud" by Cannonball Adderley

4 Moms

  • "The Jam" by Graham Central Station

His Name is Mutty Ranks

  • "Not Guilty" by Aswad

Give Me

  • "Give Me" by I Level
  • "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men

Pad & Pen

  • "Yearning for Your Love" by The Gap Band
  • "Graduate Medley" by Gap Mangione

Busta's Lament

  • "Goin' Through Changes" by Feather

Hot 4 U

  • "New Horizons" by The Sylvers

Against the World

The Love

Rock Rock Y'all

  • "What Can You Bring Me" by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
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