Ali Shaheed Muhammad

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad speaking at an Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City on August 13, 2006
Background information
Birth name Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Also known as Mr. Muhammad
Born (1970-08-11) August 11, 1970 (age 46)
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, rapper
Instruments Turntables, vocals, bass, keyboards, sampler
Years active 1988–present
Labels Garden Seeker Productions
Associated acts A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah, Lucy Pearl, D'Angelo

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (born August 11, 1970) is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, and record producer, best known as a member of A Tribe Called Quest. With Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, the group released six studio albums from 1990 to 2016.

Muhammad is a Muslim.[1] Together with Jay Dee and Q-Tip, he formed the music production collective The Ummah.

After the group disbanded, Muhammad formed the R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl with Dawn Robinson, formerly of En Vogue and Raphael Saadiq, formerly of Tony! Toni! Toné!, releasing one album in 2000. On October 12, 2004 he released his debut solo album, Shaheedullah and Stereotypes. He is currently the co-host of NPR's Microphone Check radio show.[2]

In 2016, Muhammad co-produced the soundtrack to the Luke Cage TV series with Adrian Younge.[3]


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