Ali Shaheed
DJ

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Birthday
11, 1970
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

DJ, rapper, and producer who first rose to fame as one-third of the group A Tribe Called Quest alongside Q Tip and Phife Dawg. He also went on to form the musical collective The Ummah and the R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl with Dawn Robinson and Raphael Saadiq.

Before Fame

He first began learning about music at eight years old from his uncle. He later began DJ-ing at parties around his neighborhood.

Trivia

He co-hosted the hip-hop radio series "Microphone Check" distributed by National Public Radio.

Family Life

His uncle Michael Jones was both a bass player and a DJ.

Associated With

In his debut solo album Shaheedullah and Stereotypes, he featured song collaborations with pop singer Sy Smith.