Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff were two of the more prolific and producer/writers of the '70s. The O'Jays were often their best messengers when it came to social issues. Family Reunion may be one of the best examples of the merging of gorgeous music and lyrics of import. The views here are aggressively traditional. The father was the worker and provider while the mother did the cooking, sewing, and helped the father. Gamble & Huff didn't care how much this didn't jibe with the concurrent, rapidly changing society and the eroding of the nuclear familiar structure. What helped to make this all palpable was the harmonies of the O'Jays and the emotive lead from Eddie Levert. Family Reunion boasts a classic Philly sound courtesy of producer Norman Harris. While Gamble & Huff's direction often displayed their devotion to the nation of Islam, the album cover displayed a painting of the O'Jays with children and adults of every nationality imaginable. In fact, the song has a passage about how we are all connected and related, all races of people really are. This song was featured in John Singleton's 1993 film Poetic Justice. Although it was played during a family gathering, strangely enough, none of the characters were related to the participants. But they were invited in a warm, communal sense. This song brings those sentiments to the fore as well.