Editors’ Notes After the subversive, combative mood of fourth album Beats, Rhymes & Life, ATCQ’s fifth is pitched as a (loose) celebration of love. The theme is channeled via two rather duelling styles: poetic and sincere (“Find a Way”, “Against the World”) or carnal and boasty (“Hot 4 U”, “Hot Sex”). Both lyrical approaches benefit from the group’s subtle, effortlessly stylish jazzy beats, but this album’s highlights arrive when guest stars quicken its pulse. Noreaga brings the trio back to their Queens roots on the loose-limbed “Give Me” while Busta Rhymes and Redman’s bravado on the staccato “Steppin’ It Up” is thrilling.

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Start It Up
1
3:18
 
Find a Way
2
3:23
 
Da Booty
3
3:20
 
Steppin' It Up (feat. Busta Rhymes & Redman)
4
3:21
 
Like It Like That
5
2:46
 
Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)
6
2:49
 
4 Moms (feat. Spanky)
7
1:49
 
His Name Is Mutty Ranks
8
1:56
 
Give Me (feat. Noreaga)
9
3:52
 
Pad & Pen (feat. D-Life)
10
3:23
 
Busta's Lament
11
2:38
 
Hot 4 U
12
3:15
 
Against the World
13
3:58
 
The Love
14
4:02
 
Rock Rock Y'all (feat. Punchline, Wordsworth, Jane Doe & Mos Def)
15
4:17
 
Scenario (Remix)
16
5:17
 
Money Maker
17
4:22
 
Hot Sex
18
2:45
 
Oh My God (Remix)
19
4:01
 
Jazz (We've Got) [Re-Recording]
20
4:18
 
One, Two, Shit (feat. Busta Rhymes)
21
4:31
 

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