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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Albums

Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Galactic Soul - Cosmic Street Soul Classics album art Various All Right (Aight) Various - Galactic Soul - Cosmic Street Soul Classics (Comp, Album) BBE UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Happy Hour Vol.1 album art DJ IQ and Asaviour Elevated Orange DJ IQ and Asaviour - Happy Hour Vol.1(CD) Saving Grace Music, Mancan none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

MR-624-4, 2003-11 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Classic Hip-Hop Vol.1 - Natural Philosophy album art 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 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Groove Sampler #10 album art Various Tight Various - Groove Sampler #10(CD, Comp, Promo) Groove Magazine Italy GCD010 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
RAPMAGCD002 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap Mag N°2 album art Various Industry Various - Rap Mag N°2(CD, Comp) Rap Mag RAPMAGCD002 France 2004 Sell This Version
Vol 47 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Juice CD Vol 47 album art Various Industry / Life Various - Juice CD Vol 47(CD, Comp) Juice Magazin Vol 47 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rolling Stone Sampler 14 Titres album art Various Industry/Life Various - Rolling Stone Sampler 14 Titres(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Car) Rolling Stone none France 2005 Sell This Version
PRCD V0627 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rykodisc Summer 2005 Sampler album art Various All Right (Aight) / Interlude Various - Rykodisc Summer 2005 Sampler(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Rykodisc PRCD V0627 US 2005 Sell This Version
SESHDCD237 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Mellow Hip Hop Sessions album art Various Family (as Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Various - Mellow Hip Hop Sessions(2xCD, Comp) Sessions SESHDCD237 UK 2006 Sell This Version
PEN-WILD01 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Get Wild - Summer 05 - Hot This Year... album art 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

Mixes

none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Say So... album art Mikey Beats Lord Can I Have This Mercy Mikey Beats - The Say So...(CD, Mixed) Sleeping Giant Music none US 2004 Sell This Version
XCLUTCD401 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Xclusive R&B album art Various Put Me On Various - Xclusive R&B(3xCD, Comp, Mixed + 3xBox, Comp) Union Square Music XCLUTCD401 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Firehouse Mixtape album art Fresh One What I Am Fresh One - Firehouse Mixtape(CD, Comp, Mixed) Sleeping Giant Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Mixing December album art Full Crate + FS Green Jam Session Full Crate + FS Green - Mixing December(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Mixing Monthly none Netherlands 2009
SRS-002 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - KWANZAA! (Special Collaboration With KWANZAA Tokyo) album art DJ Sarasa a.k.a. Silverboombox* Ali Shaheed Muhammad Interview 1990 Over Zaki Ibrahim’s Acapella (DJ Sarasa Edit) DJ Sarasa a.k.a. Silverboombox* - KWANZAA! (Special Collaboration With KWANZAA Tokyo)(CD, Comp, Mixed) DJ Honda Recordings SRS-002 Japan 2011 Sell This Version