Ali Shaheed Muhammad Sign’s Garden Seekers Productions to New Deal - Ali Shaheed MuhammadSource:

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.

“My Garden 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 Orange’ baby.”

Artists on Garden Seeker Productions include Sy Smith, Stokely, Kay, Chip-Fu and Muhammad himself.

Shaheedullah & Stereotypes is due in stores this October.