Ali Shaheed Muhammad (born August 11, 1970) is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, producer who enjoyed a great deal of fame as a member of A Tribe Called Quest. With Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, the group released five studio albums from 1990 to 1998. Ali Shaheed Muhammad is Muslim. 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! TonÃ©!, releasing one album in 2000. On October 12, 2004 he released his debut solo album, Shaheedullah and Stereotypes.