Real Name:
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Jones
Profile:
Ali Shaheed Muhammad was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. At an early age, Ali became fascinated with music. His earliest memory of this fascination was toting around a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio he received as a gift. "I brought that with me everywhere; I was comforted by the sounds that came from that little box," he says. Other memories lead to house parties his mother would throw where his Uncle Mike would deejay. It was at one of these parties that the then eight-year-old Ali took control of the mixer and turntables and began his life long musical journey. Ali went from local neighborhood deejay to a world-renowned producer and musician, forming not one but two popular bands.

The first group, A Tribe Called Quest, was where "Mr. Muhammad" partnered up with band mates Q-Tip and Phife. The hip-hop trio recorded six albums, wherein three stand incontestable as hip-hop classics. Their innovation changed the sound of hip-hop and R&B with jazzy, melodic beats. Tribe's influence still lives with artists like D’Angelo, Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots and Musiq.

Ali also co-founded a super trio named "Lucy Pearl" with band members Dawn Robinson and Raphael Saadiq, where he was able to explore more of his music abilities. Lucy Pearl fused funk, rock, R&B and hip-hop bringing a new energy and sound the the scene.

Ali is also a 4-time Grammy nominee -- twice with A Tribe Called Quest, once for works with D’Angelo, and once for Lucy Pearl. With plenty of production credits, no Grammy wins and two defunct groups, what is left for the DJ with plenty more music in his soul?
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VICP-60947 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - II album art Laurneá* Groovin' (as Ali Shaheed) and 1 more… Laurneá* - II(CD, Album) Victor VICP-60947 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Lucy Pearl album art Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl (Album) Pookie Records (2) UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
RWK 233 P Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Black On Both Sides (Sampler EP) album art Mos Def Got Mos Def - Black On Both Sides (Sampler EP)(12") Rawkus RWK 233 P US 2000 Sell This Version
LUCP-001 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - They Can't album art Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl - They Can't(12") Pookie Records (2), Beyond (3) LUCP-001 2000 Sell This Version
CD SBPJ 5 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Organic Soul album art Various Keep Your Head Up (as Ali Shaheed) and 1 more… Various - Organic Soul(CD, Comp) Soul Brother Records (3) CD SBPJ 5 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EK 85700 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Pleasures U Like album art Jon B All For You Jon B - Pleasures U Like(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Cir) Epic EK 85700 US 2001 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Mahogany Soul album art Angie Stone What U Dyin' For Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul (Album) J Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Without You album art Lucy Pearl Lucy Pearl - Without You Virgin, Virgin UK 2001 Sell This Version
BBR GC - 06 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Boom Bap - G-Funk Classics Vol. 6 album art Ice Cube What Can I Do (East Coast Mix) and 1 more… Ice Cube - Boom Bap - G-Funk Classics Vol. 6(12", Single, Promo, Unofficial) Boom Bap BBR GC - 06 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
12 SBT 10 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Organic Soul Sampler album art Various Keep Your Head Up (as Ali Shaheed) Various - Organic Soul Sampler(12") Soul Brother Records (3) 12 SBT 10 UK 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 29287 2 9, 529287-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Brown Sugar / Voodoo album art D'Angelo D'Angelo - Brown Sugar / Voodoo(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) EMI, EMI 7243 5 29287 2 9, 529287-2 France 2002 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Back To Mine album art Underworld Brown Sugar Underworld - Back To Mine (Comp) DMC Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes album art Ali Shaheed Muhammad Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes (Album) Penalty Recordings US 2003 Sell This Version
EK 90930 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Time To Share album art Toshi* Neva Satisfied (as A. Jones-Muhammad) Toshi* - Time To Share(CD, Album) Sony Urban Music, Epic EK 90930 US 2004 Sell This Version
VTDCD 679, 7243 8 63306 2 8 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Urban Licks album art Various Brown Sugar Various - Urban Licks(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin VTDCD 679, 7243 8 63306 2 8 UK 2004 Sell This Version
GY313LP Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Tribe, Vibes & Quests - The Ummah Years 1995-2000 album art The Ummah The Ummah - Tribe, Vibes & Quests - The Ummah Years 1995-2000(2xLP, Comp, Unofficial) Golden Years GY313LP US 2004 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Stone Hits - The Very Best Of Angie Stone album art Angie Stone Bone 2 Pic (Wit U) Angie Stone - Stone Hits - The Very Best Of Angie Stone (Comp) J Records Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SVY 17598, SLGSP19005 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Re-Bop (The Savoy Remixes) album art Various Five Spot After Dark (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix) (as Ali Shaheed Mohammad) Various - Re-Bop (The Savoy Remixes)(CD, Comp + CD, Promo, Smplr) Savoy Jazz, Savoy Jazz SVY 17598, SLGSP19005 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Talk Show album art Kay (3) Walked On By Kay (3) - The Talk Show(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Rappers I Know none US 2007
KAJ-27, KAJ027 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Syberspace Social album art Sy Smith Fa Sho (as Ali Shaheed) and 1 more… Sy Smith - The Syberspace Social(12", EP) Kajmere Sound Recordings, Kajmere Sound Recordings KAJ-27, KAJ027 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - International Kat (The Whole World Is My Hood) album art Phat Kat Without You (Remix) Phat Kat - International Kat (The Whole World Is My Hood)(CDr, Comp, Mixtape, P/Mixed) Society Original Products none US 2008 Sell This Version
88697977352 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - People Street album art The Kanyu Tree The Kanyu Tree - People Street(CD, Album) Sony Music 88697977352 Ireland 2011 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Til The Casket Drops album art ZZ Ward Charlie Ain't Home ZZ Ward - Til The Casket Drops (Album) Hollywood Records US 2012 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Love In The Future  album art John Legend Wanna Be Loved John Legend - Love In The Future (Album) G.O.O.D. Music, Columbia Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Calling album art Merna Liar & A Thief and 2 more… Merna - The Calling(CD, Album) Merna Inc., W.A.R. Media none Canada 2014 Sell This Version