Ali Shaheed Muhammad
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad
|Birth name||Ali Shaheed Muhammad|
|Also known as||Mr. Muhammad|
|Born||August 11, 1970|
|Origin||Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, soul|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, producer, rapper|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, keyboards, drums, guitar, percussion, turntables, vocals|
|Labels||Garden Seeker Productions|
|Associated acts||A Tribe Called Quest, The Ummah, Lucy Pearl, D'Angelo, Adrian Younge|
Ali Shaheed Muhammad (born August 11, 1970) is an American hip hop DJ, record producer, and rapper, best known as a member of A Tribe Called Quest. With Q-Tip and Phife Dawg (and sometimes Jarobi White), the group released six studio albums from 1990 to 2016.
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.
In 2013, Muhammad worked with producer Adrian Younge on the Souls of Mischief album There Is Only Now, as the album's narrator. Since then Muhammad and Young have collaborated to co-produce the soundtrack for both seasons of the Luke Cage TV series, and they have toured together since 2018 as The Midnight Hour, releasing an album by the same name.
- Studio albums
- Shaheedullah and Stereotypes (2004)
- Collaborative albums
- Lucy Pearl (with Lucy Pearl) (2000)
- Luke Cage (with Adrian Younge) (2016)
- Luke Cage: Season 2 (with Adrian Younge) (2018)
- The Midnight Hour (with Adrian Younge as The Midnight Hour) (2018)
- A Tribe Called Quest
- Lucy Pearl
- The Ummah
- Native Tongues
- Raphael Saadiq
- Chalmers Alford
- Torres, Andre. "Ali Shaheed Muhammad – About", Linear Labs, Accessed February 27, 2019. "The soft-spoken and contemplative Brooklyn native began a life of music at an early age, spending years DJing parties in his Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood before co-founding Tribe in 1985."
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- "About Microphone Check". Npr.org. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- Rys, Dan. "Adrian Younge Talks New Concept Album With Souls Of Mischief, Narrated By Ali Shaheed Muhammad - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
- "Luke Cage (Original Soundtrack Album) by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
- "Luke Cage season 2 soundtrack revealed: who are the musical acts in Netflix's Marvel series?". Radio Times. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
- "The Midnight Hour: Tiny Desk Concert". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
- "Ali Shaheed Muhammad / Adrian Younge: The Midnight Hour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
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