A. Muhammad

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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Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Revised Quest For The Seasoned Traveller album art A Tribe Called Quest Check The Rhime (Mr Muhammad's Mix) (as Mr Muhammad) A Tribe Called Quest - Revised Quest For The Seasoned Traveller (Album, Comp) Jive UK 1992 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
JIVE T 284 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Check The Rhime album art A Tribe Called Quest Check The Rhime (Mr. Muhammad's Mix) (as Mr. Muhammad) A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime(12", RE) Jive JIVE T 284 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Lucy Pearl album art Lucy Pearl Good Love and 3 more… Lucy Pearl - Lucy Pearl (Album) Pookie Records (2), Beyond (3), Virgin Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Description Of A Fool album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool (Maxi, Single) Jive US 1989 Sell This Version
STAR 2447 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Deep Heat 8 - The Hand Of Fate album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammad) Various - Deep Heat 8 - The Hand Of Fate(2xLP, Comp) Telstar STAR 2447 UK & Ireland 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Can I Kick It? album art A Tribe Called Quest Can I Kick It? (Phase 5 Mix) (as A. Muhammad) and 3 more… A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? (Single, Maxi) Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Pubic Enemy / I Left My Wallet In El Segundo album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Pubic Enemy / I Left My Wallet In El Segundo Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Bonita Applebum Meets Mr. Muhammad album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum Meets Mr. Muhammad (Maxi) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
503 938-425 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rappin' Forward album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammad) Various - Rappin' Forward(2xCass, Comp) Ariola 503 938-425 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm album art A Tribe Called Quest Push It Along (as A. Muhammad) and 9 more… A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (Album) Jive UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz (We've Got) album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) (Maxi) Jive US 1991 Sell This Version
01241-42010-1 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Check The Rhime album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime(12") Jive 01241-42010-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Rebirth Of Cool album art Various If The Papes Come (as A. Muhammad) Various - The Rebirth Of Cool (Comp) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Low End Theory album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (Album) Jive US 1991 Sell This Version
7 92184-2, 92184-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Dos album art Gerardo Here Kitty Kitty (as A. Muhammad) and 1 more… Gerardo - Dos(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92184-2, 92184-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
JIVE T 317 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Luck Of Lucien / Butter album art A Tribe Called Quest Luck Of Lucien (Dub 1) (as A. Muhammad) and 3 more… A Tribe Called Quest - Luck Of Lucien / Butter(12") Jive JIVE T 317 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CHIP 125 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - F.U. Don't Take It Personal album art Fu-Schnickens Heavenly Father (as A. Muhammad) and 2 more… Fu-Schnickens - F.U. Don't Take It Personal(CD, Album) Jive CHIP 125 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Hot Sex album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Hot Sex (Maxi, Single) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Scenario album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (Single) Jive Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Midnight Marauders album art A Tribe Called Quest Electric Relaxation (as A. Muhammad) and 13 more… A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (Album) Jive Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Fu-Schnickens With Shaquille O'Neal True Fuschnick (Phase 5 Euro-Dub Remix) (as A. Muhammad) and 1 more… Fu-Schnickens With Shaquille O'Neal - What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?) (Single) Jive Canada 1993 Sell This Version
9362-45128-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Looks Like A Job For... album art Big Daddy Kane Give It To Me (as A. Muhammad) Big Daddy Kane - Looks Like A Job For...(CD, Album) Cold Chillin', Reprise Records 9362-45128-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
01241-41525-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Down 4 Whateva... album art Nuttin' Nyce U Ain't Gotta Lie To Kick It (as A. Muhammad) Nuttin' Nyce - Down 4 Whateva...(CD, Album) Jive, Pocketown 01241-41525-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Award Tour album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour (Single) Jive US 1993 Sell This Version