A. Shaheed Muhammad

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 - The Love Movement album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement (Album) Jive, Jive UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
0522492 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Pure Swing - The Very Best Of The Nineties album art Various Candy Rain (as Mr Muhammad) and 1 more… Various - Pure Swing - The Very Best Of The Nineties(2xCD, Comp) Jive, Sony Music TV 0522492 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Find A Way album art A Tribe Called Quest Find A Way (LP Version) (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) and 5 more… A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way (Single) Jive Records Europe 1998 Sell This Version
JDAB-42546-1 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Like It Like That album art A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Like It Like That(12", Promo) Jive JDAB-42546-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
OTH10102 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The American Music Awards Present Only The Hits album art Various Find A Way (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) Various - The American Music Awards Present Only The Hits(CD, Comp) Universal Music Special Markets OTH10102 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Experience: Jill Scott 826+ album art Jill Scott Slowly Surely (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) Jill Scott - Experience: Jill Scott 826+ (Album) Hidden Beach Recordings, Hidden Beach Recordings, Hidden Beach Recordings, Hidden Beach Recordings Europe 2001 Sell This Version
01241-41839-1 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Hits, Rarities & Remixes album art A Tribe Called Quest Electric Relaxation (as A. Muhammad) and 14 more… A Tribe Called Quest - Hits, Rarities & Remixes(2xLP, Comp) Jive 01241-41839-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
My Music 139, 0042288237723, 0042288237730, 0042288237747 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Zima 2008 The Best album art Various Don't Mess With My Man (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) Various - Zima 2008 The Best(2xCD, Comp) My Music, Universal Music Polska, Universal Music Polska, Universal Music Polska My Music 139, 0042288237723, 0042288237730, 0042288237747 Poland 2007 Sell This Version
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Suite For Ma Dukes album art Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Find A Way (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Suite For Ma Dukes (EP) Mochilla US 2009 Sell This Version
50999 9580812 3 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Rapper's Delight album art Various Can I Kick It? (as A. Shaheed Muhammad) Various - Rapper's Delight(3xCD, Comp) EMI 50999 9580812 3 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version