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?
- 30 Remix
- 3 Vocals
- 32 Instruments & Performance
- 237 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 64 Production
- 1 DJ Mix
- 15 Technical
- 3 Visual
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|MR-624-4, 2003-11||Various||Electric Relaxation (as Ali M.) Various - Classic Hip-Hop Vol.1 - Natural Philosophy (Cass, Comp, P/Mixed)||Moon Records (2), Funky Kids Recordz||MR-624-4, 2003-11||Ukraine||2003||Sell This Version|
|GCD010||Various||Tight Various - Groove Sampler #10 (CD, Comp, Promo)||Groove Magazine Italy||GCD010||Italy||2004||Sell This Version|
|RAPMAGCD002||Various||Industry Various - Rap Mag N°2 (CD, Comp)||Rap Mag||RAPMAGCD002||France||2004||Sell This Version|
|Vol 47||Various||Industry / Life Various - Juice CD Vol 47 (CD, Comp)||Juice Magazin||Vol 47||Germany||2004||Sell This Version|
|none||Various||Industry/Life Various - Rolling Stone Sampler 14 Titres (CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Car)||Rolling Stone||none||France||2005||Sell This Version|
|PRCD V0627||Various||All Right (Aight) / Interlude Various - Rykodisc Summer 2005 Sampler (2xCD, Comp, Promo)||Rykodisc||PRCD V0627||US||2005||Sell This Version|
|SESHDCD237||Various||Family (as Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Various - Mellow Hip Hop Sessions (2xCD, Comp)||Sessions||SESHDCD237||UK||2006||Sell This Version|
|PEN-WILD01||Various||Banga Various - Get Wild - Summer 05 - Hot This Year... (CD, Comp, Promo, Car)||Penalty Recordings, Artemis Records, Rykodisc||PEN-WILD01||Europe||Unknown||Sell This Version|