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?
Writing & Arrangement
|845 567 - 2, 845567-2||Various||I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (as Muhammad) Various - The Greatest Hits 2 - 1991 - 2 (CD, Comp)||Magnum, Magnum||845 567 - 2, 845567-2||Netherlands||1991||Sell This Version|
|Various||Candy Rain (as Muhammad) Various - All That: The Album (Comp)||Loud Records, RCA, BMG, Nickelodeon, Tollin/Robbins Productions||US||1996||Sell This Version|
|Ruff Driverz||If Everybody Looked The Same (as Muhammad) Ruff Driverz - National Anthems 99||Telstar TV, Dance Dept (3)||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|Groove Armada||If Everybody Looked The Same (Radio Edit) (as Muhammad) Groove Armada - If Everybody Looked The Same (Single, Maxi)||Pepper Records, Jive||UK & Europe||1999||Sell This Version|
|Groove Armada||If Everybody Looked The Same (DJ Icey's Arctic Mix) (as Muhammad) Groove Armada - The Remixes (Album)||Pepper Records, Jive||UK & Europe||2000||Sell This Version|
|B16796 01||Various||If Everybody Looked The Same (as Muhammad) Various - Red Hot Summer (CD, Comp, Promo)||Peoplesound, Red Magazine||B16796 01||UK||2003||Sell This Version|
|S12DJ208||A Tribe Called Quest||Can I Kick It? (Phase 5 Mix) (as Muhammad) A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? (12")||Simply Vinyl (S12)||S12DJ208||UK||2005||Sell This Version|
|88697252462||A Tribe Called Quest||Jazz (We've Got) (as Muhammad) and 13 more… A Tribe Called Quest - The Best Of A Tribe Called Quest (CD, Comp)||Sony BMG Music Entertainment||88697252462||Europe||2008||Sell This Version|
|WMTV184, 5052498896622||Various||I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (as Muhammad) Various - Pure Hip-Hop (3xCD, Comp)||Rhino UK, Universal Music TV||WMTV184, 5052498896622||UK||2011||Sell This Version|
|Moby||Scenario (as Muhammad) Moby - Music From Porcelain (Comp)||Little Idiot||Europe||2016||Sell This Version|
|none||Moby||Scenario (as Muhammad) Moby - Porcelain Box Set (2xCD, Comp + LP, Album, Ltd, RE + LP, Album, Ltd, )||Not On Label (Moby Self-released)||none||UK, Europe & US||2016||Sell This Version|