A. Muhammed

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 - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (Album) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap House Volume 3 album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammed) Various - Rap House Volume 3 (Comp) Ariola Germany 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) Various - Freedom To Party 1 - The First Legal Rave(2xLP, Comp) Trax Music MODEM 1048 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) Various - Rap House Volume 2 (Comp) Ariola Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Bonita Applebum album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (Single, Maxi) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Norman Cook Remix) album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Norman Cook Remix) (Single) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
DINTV 24, DIN TV 24 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Hardcore Dancefloor album art Various Bonita Applebum (7 and 1 more… Various - Hardcore Dancefloor(LP, Comp) Dino Entertainment, Dino Entertainment DINTV 24, DIN TV 24 UK & Ireland 1991 Sell This Version
BRCD 563, 848 480-2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Rebirth Of Cool album art Various If The Papes Come (as A. Muhammed) Various - The Rebirth Of Cool(CD, Comp) 4th & Broadway, Island Records BRCD 563, 848 480-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Midnight Marauders album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (Album) Jive US 1993 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - KRS One album art KRS-One Represent The Real Hip Hop (as A. Muhammed) KRS-One - KRS One (Album) Jive US 1995 Sell This Version
EPC 484029 2 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rap All Over album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammed) Various - Rap All Over(2xCD, Comp) Epic EPC 484029 2 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
P2-50141, 04992 50141 29 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Black On Both Sides album art Mos Def Got (as A. Muhammed) Mos Def - Black On Both Sides(CD, Album) Rawkus, Rawkus P2-50141, 04992 50141 29 US 1999 Sell This Version
ULTIMCD3 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Ultimate Hip Hop album art Various Bonita Applebum (as A. Muhammed) Various - Ultimate Hip Hop(2xCD, Comp) Beechwood Music ULTIMCD3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BACKLP4 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Back To Mine album art Groove Armada Description Of A Fool (Groove Armada's Acoustic Mix) (as A. Muhammed) Groove Armada - Back To Mine(3xLP, Comp) DMC BACKLP4 UK 2000 Sell This Version
EK 87124 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 2 album art Various Electric Relaxation (as A. Jones-Muhammad) and 1 more… Various - Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 2(2xCD, Ltd, Fir) Hidden Beach Recordings EK 87124 US 2002 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Love & Life album art Mary J. Blige Love @ 1st Sight (as A. Muhammed) Mary J. Blige - Love & Life (Album) Geffen Records Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
JDCD-42186-1 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Award Tour album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour(12", RE) Jive JDCD-42186-1 US Unknown Sell This Version