A Tribe Called Quest
member Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Garden Seekers Productions has inked a deal
with Penalty Recordings/Ryko Distribution.
Under the new union,
Garden Seekers will release Shaheedullah & Stereotypes, a sample
free album born out of Muhammad’s involvement with like minded musicians.
“Arthur Mann [Ryko founder] and Neil Levine [Penalty founder] are respected
icons within the music business,” Ali said. “I am inspired by what
they have achieved and am eager to learn from their experiences.”
Muhammad rose to
fame with A Tribe Called Quest. The group disbanded in 1998 and Muhammad continued
his career in music as a member of Lucy Pearl, which also featured Raphael Saddiq
and the sexy Dawn Robinson of R&B group En Vogue. Muhammad started Garden
Seeker in 1999.
Seeker Productions family and I are ecstatic about the new partnership. We plan
to turn the heat up with Penalty by our side. Lookout…‘Elevated
Artists on Garden
Seeker Productions include Sy Smith, Stokely, Kay, Chip-Fu and Muhammad himself.
& Stereotypes is due in stores this October.