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Ali Shaheed Muhammad

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 28
Love Against Goes

Anything in this life that goes against love, we all should fight it.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Believe Week Cause

I believe in a 'give us this day our daily bread' sort of thing. And what I draw from that is, I try not to stock my refrigerator for groceries for the week, cause I might not live to see the full week.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Mind Imagine Having

But I could not imagine having a child and the child not having a relationship with music that opens up their mind and their imagination and teaches them things.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Every Day Always Things

Corporations always are controlling things, and we have the ability every day to do something about that. Every day.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Generation Next Harsh

Hip-hop has had this history where the predecessor just is so harsh and not nice to the next coming generation that it creates this separation and this gap.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Through Access Messing

I grew up around electronic instruments. To me, the turntable is an electronic device. At the same time, I had access to drum machines and keyboards through my uncle; then track recorders into computers. At an early age, I was messing with computers more than most hip-hop musicians.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Why Reason Fundamental

Discipline is not consistency, and the reason why I say that is - like, for an example, making prayer five times a day, that establishes routine and consistency. That I can do. And having certain fundamental consistencies in business, can do. But time management, outside of that, that's where that's a challenge.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Passionate Reach Lives

When it comes to music, something I'm passionate about, and knowing the reach and the power and how it transforms, it saves lives. Music does.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Love Play Very

I keep saying if I ever get a good amount of quiet time that I want to learn to play cello. It's a very warm instrument. The tone of the cello and the movement - I don't know what is; I love it so much.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Better Here Use

Here in America, our use of time is not harmonious with humanity's better spirit.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Here Through Expression

Because I express myself through the music, I want to be responsible in that expression and how it carries on well after I'm here. But that's just me.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Death Generation Allow

If you allow yourself to be closed, especially to a younger generation, then that's death. That's instant death.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Going Hours Minutes

I'm a believer in the nap. I don't care what it is. 15 minutes. Five hours. If you know someone's going to come back and come to work.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Educated Interviewer

As an artist, sometimes you'd rather not do the interview. You might feel the interviewer isn't educated on you... or what you're about.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Good Believe DJ

The DJ still has the relationship with the people, I believe. I don't know to call the DJ 'the ambassadors' or what, but we still are connecting the dots, getting the good stuff and passing it on to the people. DJs still have relevance, even with the technology that elevates the DJ beyond being a selector.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Love Other Might

Kanye West, I love you. You might not have known, but I have said in other interviews that you're my hero.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Artist Going About

That's the beautiful thing about being an artist, is you can take risks and take chances and hopefully be secure enough to just keep going with it if you fall flat on your face.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Feel Maybe Stevie Wonder

Raphael Saadiq said to me, quite often, that Chuck D was his history teacher. And so he got a lot from the music, things that he wasn't getting maybe in school. And I feel the same way with regards to Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Records Commodities

Our records are commodities. We're looking to make a sale. The radio stations are looking to get the advertising dollars. The end.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Through Notes Resonates

Music is an important thing of energy. And there are a lot of wonderful aspects that come with it and vibrations, the physical vibrations, the movement of notes through an instrument and creating a wave that resonates into our spirit.

- Ali Shaheed Muhammad