The Love Movement
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Tribe's last album--they announced their breakup just prior to its release--has all of the problems of Midnight Marauders and Beats, Rhymes, and Life: they're just not People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm or The Low End Theory, Tribe's first two releases. That said, so what? Late-era Tribe is still a force to be reckoned with, even if it's not as much fun or doesn't have all the possibilities of Phife Dog, Q-Tip, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad's early work. The Love Movement's backing tracks recall previous releases but tend to be subtler--and therefore less than memorable--and a few of the tracks here are almost indistinguishable from one another. Q-Tip and Phife Dog bust out with few catch phrases (the exception is "Give Me," on which they rhyme "Boyz II Men, ABC, BBD--naw, we ain't none of them"); overall, they sound more mature than ever before. Are they really? At times, yes, and it seems that maturity is one of hip-hop's few unforgivable sins. --Randy Silver

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tracklisting: Start It Up
Find a Way
Steppin' It Up - Redman
Like It Like That
Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)
Moms - Spanky
His Name Is Mutty Ranks
Give Me - Noreaga
Pad & Pen
Busta's Lament
Hot 4 U
Against the World
Rock Rock Y'all - Mos Def
Scenario [Remix][*]
Money Maker [*]
Hot Sex [*]
Oh My God [Remix][*]
Jazz (We've Got) [*]
One Two S**t [*] - Busta Rhymes
title: The Love Movement
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 29-09-1998
price: $17.98
net Rating: 4
last lookup time: 137387872
genre: East Coast
Experimental Rap
fullTitle: The Love Movement
currentValue: $3.25
created: 137387856
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B000009S3D
artist: A Tribe Called Quest