Ali M

Real Name:
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Jones
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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 - Description Of A Fool album art A Tribe Called Quest Description Of A Fool (Maxi, Single) Jive US 1989 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap House Volume 3 album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammed) Rap House Volume 3 (Comp) Ariola Germany 1990 Sell This Version
BWTXC 4 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Freedom Two - The Ultimate Rave album art Various Bonita Applebum (Why? Version) (as A Muhammed) Freedom Two - The Ultimate Rave(2xCass, Comp) Trax Music BWTXC 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Bonita Applebum Meets Mr. Muhammad album art A Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum Meets Mr. Muhammad (Maxi, Single) Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap House Volume 2 album art Various I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Talkie) (as A. Muhammed) Rap House Volume 2 (Comp) Ariola Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo album art A Tribe Called Quest I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Single, Maxi) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
503 938-425 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rappin' Forward album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammad) Rappin' Forward(2xCass, Comp) Ariola 503 938-425 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap' [A Definition] album art Various I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (as A Muhammad) and 1 more… Rap' [A Definition] (Comp) Jive Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm album art A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (Album) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Art Of Moving Butts In Europe - Live album art A Tribe Called Quest The Art Of Moving Butts In Europe - Live BMG Video, Zomba Video US 1990 Sell This Version
MODEM 1048 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Freedom To Party 1 - The First Legal Rave album art Various I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Talkie) (as A. Muhammed) Freedom To Party 1 - The First Legal Rave(2xLP, Comp) Trax Music MODEM 1048 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Deep Heat 8 - The Hand Of Fate album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A Muhammed) Deep Heat 8 - The Hand Of Fate (Comp) Telstar 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… Can I Kick It? (Single, Maxi) Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz (We've Got) album art A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) (Maxi) Jive US 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Rebirth Of Cool album art Various If The Papes Come (as A. Muhammad) The Rebirth Of Cool (Comp) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway Europe 1991 Sell This Version
DINTV 24, DIN TV 24 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Hardcore Dancefloor album art Various Bonita Applebum (7 and 1 more… Hardcore Dancefloor(LP, Comp) Dino Entertainment, Dino Entertainment DINTV 24, DIN TV 24 UK & Ireland 1991 Sell This Version
261 349 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Move Your Body 2 album art Various Can I Kick It? (as A.Muhammed) Move Your Body 2(CD, Comp) EVA Records (5) 261 349 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Low End Theory album art A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory (Album) Jive Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Check The Rhime album art A Tribe Called Quest Check The Rhime (Mr. Muhammad's Mix) Check The Rhime (Single) Jive UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
845 567 - 2, 845567-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Greatest Hits 2 - 1991 - 2 album art Various I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (as Muhammad) The Greatest Hits 2 - 1991 - 2(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 845 567 - 2, 845567-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - True Fuschnick album art Fu-Schnickens True Fuschnick (Maxi, Single) Jive Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
7 92184-2, 92184-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Dos album art Gerardo Here Kitty Kitty (as A. Muhammad) and 1 more… Dos(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Atlantic 7 92184-2, 92184-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - F.U. "Don't Take It Personal" album art Fu-Schnickens F.U. "Don't Take It Personal" (Album) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Scenario album art A Tribe Called Quest Scenario (Single) Jive Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Boomerang: Original Soundtrack Album album art Various Hot Sex (as Ali S. Mohammed) Boomerang: Original Soundtrack Album (Comp, Album) LaFace Records Japan 1992 Sell This Version