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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Technical

0777 7 99042 2 8, CDEST 2198 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - What's The Flavor? album art Young MC Bob Your Head (as Ali Shaheed) and 3 more… Young MC - What's The Flavor?(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 0777 7 99042 2 8, CDEST 2198 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
BK 67805 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Cool Relax album art Jon B Cool Relax Jon B - Cool Relax(CD, Album) Yab Yum Records, 550 Music BK 67805 US 1997 Sell This Version
36K 79004 Jon B.* Cool Relax (Remix) Jon B.* - I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)(CD, Single) 550 Music, Yab Yum Records, Epic Records Group 36K 79004 US 1998 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Black Diamond album art Angie Stone Angie Stone - Black Diamond (Album) Arista, DeVox Europe 1999 Sell This Version
HR-62170-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series) album art Various What I Am Various - The PJs (Music From & Inspired By The Hit Television Series)(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records, Touchstone Television, Imagine Television HR-62170-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
PEN 7003-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes album art Ali Shaheed Muhammad Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes(CD, Album) Garden Seeker Productions, Inc., Penalty Recordings PEN 7003-2 US 2004 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
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 - The Calling album art Merna Merna - The Calling(CD, Album) Merna Inc., W.A.R. Media none Canada 2014 Sell This Version
88875172371 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm album art A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix) A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Jive, Legacy, Sony Music 88875172371 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
D002532221 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Luke Cage album art Various Various - Luke Cage(7", Ltd) Marvel, Netflix D002532221 US 2017 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour album art The Midnight Hour (2) The Midnight Hour (2) - The Midnight Hour (Album) Linear Labs US 2018 Sell This Version

Visual

Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Art Of Moving Butts In Europe - Live album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - The Art Of Moving Butts In Europe - Live BMG Video, Zomba Video US 1990 Sell This Version
PEN 7003-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes album art Ali Shaheed Muhammad Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Shaheedullah And Stereotypes(CD, Album) Garden Seeker Productions, Inc., Penalty Recordings PEN 7003-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
00602547128034 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Death Certificate album art Ice Cube Ice Cube - Death Certificate(LP, Album, RE, 180) Priority Records 00602547128034 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

43 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - LAUNCH album art Various Interview: Strangers In The Night (as Ali) and 4 more… Various - LAUNCH(CD-ROM) LAUNCH Media 43 US 2000 Sell This Version