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The Ummah
The Ummah

Origin

New York City, New York, United States
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Genre

Hip hop

Years active

1996-1999

Labels

Freelance

Past members

The Ummah was an American music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and the late J Dilla (then known as Jay Dee) of the Detroit-based group Slum Village. Occasional members included Raphael Saadiq and D'Angelo. In addition to producing nearly the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest's fourth and fifth albums, The Ummah provided backing tracks and remixes for a notable array of hip hop and contemporary R&B artists, including Busta Rhymes, Keith Murray, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, the Brand New Heavies and Jon B. The group was named The Ummah because two of its members, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, are devout Muslims. The word "ummah" is Arabic for "community", "nation" or "brotherhood". Generally, the term refers to the global Muslim population.

DiscographyEdit

Main article: The Ummah production discography

AlbumsEdit

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