Ali 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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Writing & Arrangement

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
R2 72916 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Beats & Rhymes - Hip-Hop Of The '90s, Part I album art Various Bonita Applebum (as Ali Muhammad) Various - Beats & Rhymes - Hip-Hop Of The '90s, Part I(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) R2 72916 US 1997 Sell This Version
COL 489704 2, 489704 2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Make It Reign album art Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz Cross Bronx Expressway (as Ali Muhammad) Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Make It Reign(CD, Album) Columbia, Codeine Records COL 489704 2, 489704 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
01241-42649-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - I See You Baby album art Groove Armada If Everybody Looked The Same (DJ Icey's Arctic Mix) (as Ali Muhammad) Groove Armada - I See You Baby(CD, Maxi, Enh) Jive Electro 01241-42649-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
82876 53581 2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Remixes album art Groove Armada If Everybody Looked The Same (DJ Icey's Arctic Mix) (as Ali Muhammad) Groove Armada - The Remixes(CD, Album) Jive Electro 82876 53581 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
DRC1 2600, R2 79824 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - New Millennium Hip-Hop Party album art Various Scenario (as Ali Muhammad) Various - New Millennium Hip-Hop Party(CD, Comp) BMG Special Products, Rhino Records (2) DRC1 2600, R2 79824 US 2000 Sell This Version
TBCD 1362, TBCD1362 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - AOI: Bionix album art De La Soul Simply Havin (as Ali Muhammad) De La Soul - AOI: Bionix(CD, Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBCD 1362, TBCD1362 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
0602498607022 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Love & Life album art Mary J. Blige Didn't Mean (as Ali Muhammad) and 1 more… Mary J. Blige - Love & Life(CD, Album) Geffen Records 0602498607022 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
R2 73901 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back In Rhyme album art Various Can I Kick It? (as Ali Muhammad) Various - Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back In Rhyme(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) R2 73901 US 2003 Sell This Version
UC027 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Are U Still Down / Cool Relax album art Jon B Cool Relax (as Ali Muhammad) Jon B - Are U Still Down / Cool Relax(12") Epic UC027 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Kings Of Hip Hop album art DJ Premier & Mr. Thing SH.FE.MC's (as Ali Muhammad) DJ Premier & Mr. Thing - The Kings Of Hip Hop (Comp) Rapster Records, BBE Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Greatest Hits album art Groove Armada If Everybody Looked The Same (as Ali Muhammad) Groove Armada - Greatest Hits (Comp) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CCE 9022 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Throwback Trax - Old School Instrumental Tribute To T.I. album art Mixmaster Throwback Why You Wanna (as Ali Muhammad) Mixmaster Throwback - Throwback Trax - Old School Instrumental Tribute To T.I.(CD, Album) Copycats Records CCE 9022 US 2008 Sell This Version
7243 5 23310 2 4, 523 3102 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Platform album art Dilated Peoples Work The Angles (as A. Muhammad) and 1 more… Dilated Peoples - The Platform(CD, Album, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 5 23310 2 4, 523 3102 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Production

74321 76114 1, DIAMOND 1 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Black Diamond (Album Sampler) album art Angie Stone Angie Stone - Black Diamond (Album Sampler)(12", Ltd, Smplr) Arista, Arista 74321 76114 1, DIAMOND 1 UK & Ireland 1999 Sell This Version

Technical

Ali Shaheed Muhammad - La Schmoove album art Fu-Schnickens Fu-Schnickens - La Schmoove (Single) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - F.U. "Don't Take It Personal" album art Fu-Schnickens Fu-Schnickens - F.U. "Don't Take It Personal" (Album) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version