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Ali Shaheed Muhammad

DJ/Producer/Composer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hip-hop icon, known around the world as one-third of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, which he cofounded in 1985 with Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi, and with which he remains affiliated. Muhammad carried that classic Tribe sound into the production unit The Ummah with Jay Dilla and QTip, continued working with artists including Faith Evans, Mos Def, and D’Angelo, and co-founded the Grammy nominated all-star trio Lucy Pearl with Dawn Robinson and Raphael Saadiq, all before focusing his attention on his production company and developing new talent. More recently, Muhammad has been collaborated with Adrian Younge on a Souls of Mischief project and to score music for the Marvel/Netflix television series “Luke Cage.”