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By the fall of 1998, pop had caught up with the crew's innovations, and rap was still reeling from the deaths of Tupac and Biggie. Concerned mainly with desire and commitment, themes that had migrated from rap to R&B, The Love Movement was heard at the time as a retreat. In retrospect, it was actually another breakthrough, pointing forward to classics like D'Angelo's Voodoo. Producer Jay Dee (aka J Dilla)'s idiosyncratic tilt was felt on the throbbing "Start It Up" and the melancholic "Find A Way." Posse cuts "Rock Rock Y'all" and "Steppin 'It Up" recalled the mic-passing fireworks of "Scenario." "Against the World," "Common Ground" and "The Love" were affirmations of life, sexy and subtle answers to rap violence, and, in the end, perfect statements to close out the tribin 'era.