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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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) Various - The Greatest Hits 2 - 1991 - 2(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 845 567 - 2, 845567-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - All That: The Album album art Various Candy Rain (as Muhammad) Various - All That: The Album (Comp) Loud Records, RCA, BMG, Nickelodeon, Tollin/Robbins Productions US 1996 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - National Anthems 99 album art Ruff Driverz If Everybody Looked The Same (as Muhammad) Ruff Driverz - National Anthems 99 Telstar TV, Dance Dept (3) UK 1999 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - If Everybody Looked The Same album art 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 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Red Hot Summer album art 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 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Can I Kick It? album art 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 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Best Of A Tribe Called Quest album art 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 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Pure Hip-Hop album art 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
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Music From Porcelain album art 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