Direct Music service reporter, Warren Peace, went all the way back to 1994, which was the 4th annual Lollapalooza festival in Las Vegas.
Warren Peace got to sit down with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the DJ for the tribe. Check out this brief, exclusive interview from 1994.
Warren Peace: I didn’t want to ask any of the typical questions that everyone is asking. One of the things I wanted to know about, is a lot of your fans like the fact that you are keeping your albums on the same vibe, not switching it up every time. What is the creative process like when you guys start a new record?
Ali Shaheed Muhammad: We get a bunch of leaves, some soil and a candle and we shake around and sh**, man. Nah, nothin’ man we just go in and do it.
Peace: How do you pick the breaks and samples for the songs?
Muhammad: As we travel, we go record shopping.
Peace: Have you been record shopping since you’ve been here?
Muhammad: Me and Tip went yesterday. We’re going again as soon as we get done with all of this stuff.
Peace: In the beginning when you guys first started out, you were doing a lot of things with Jungle Brothers and De La Soul. Is that still happening?
Muhammad: Every day is a different story, we can’t predict about too much about what we’re going to do. If it turns out to be that way, then so be it. Another thing is, people expect us to do it, so we never do what people expect us to do. If you are predictable, it doesn’t make sense for you to be out there.
Peace: So basically, everyone’s kind of going in their own direction.
Muhammad: Everyone was going in their own direction since jump street, it’s just that the fans glorified the unity. But we’ve always been on our own doing shit and we will be. If it happens that we all come together and do a jam, then so be it. It’s not like we are turning our noses and saying we’re not going to do it. If the vibe is there, then so be it.
Peace: Do you guys keep up with what everyone else does?
Peace: What are the Jungle Brothers doing right now? I know their last album was on Warner.
Muhammad: They’re livin’.
Peace: Is there anything else that you want to add?
Muhammad: Thanks for supporting us. We got this next one about to come out next year and that’s about it
Great Throwback interview…