Old School Mondayz – Icon Review – Sadat X

Sadat X

Birth name – Derek Murphy
Born – December 29, 1968 (age 44)
Origin – Bronx, New York
Genres – Hip Hop
Years active – 1989–present
Labels – Elektra Records
Loud Records
Arista Records
Relativity Records
Babygrande Records
Female Fun Music
Fat Beats Records
6.8.2 Records Inc.
Associated acts – Brand Nubian, Grand Puba, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, DITC, Showbiz & A.G., Buckwild, The Beatnuts, Kool Keith, Beatehaş, Vlad Dobrescu
Websitehttp://www.myspace.com/sadatx

Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968[1]) is an American rapper, most famed as a member of Alternative hip hop group Brand Nubian. Originally known as Derek X, Sadat takes his name from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.[2]

In 1996, Sadat appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as “a masterpiece” by The Source magazine.

Biography

On December 22, 2005, Sadat was arrested in Harlem and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.[3] On October 3, 2006, Female Fun Music released Sadat’s third full-length album Black October.

Sadat is involved in teaching children. Has worked as an elementary school teacher in New Rochelle, New York. Qualified as a firefighter in New Rochelle, New York. Coaches children’s basketball for the New York City Basketball League. He also played point guard for the Howard University basketball team.[4]

On March 23, 2010, Sadat X released Wild Cowboys II, the long-awaited sequel to his 1996 solo debut Wild Cowboys, on Fat Beats Records. The album featured several guest appearances from Ill Bill, Kurupt, A.G., Brand Nubian, Rhymefest and others, with production from Pete Rock, Diamond D, Buckwild, Sir Jinx and others. On February 23, 2010, he released an EP, containing five songs from the album and their complementary instrumentals, which is currently available at any music store. The first single from the album is “Turn It Up” which features, and is produced by, Pete Rock. A music video for the song premiered on March 12, 2010, which contains cameo appearances from different New York veteran rappers.

Discography

Solo albums

Album information
Wild Cowboys
Released: July 15, 1996
Billboard 200 chart position: #83
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #13
Singles: “Hang ‘Em High”/”Stages & Lights”, “The Lump Lump”
The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
Released: September 19, 2000
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “Cock it Back”/”You Can’t Deny”, “Ka-Ching”
Experience & Education
Released: October 25, 2005
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “God is Back”, “What Did I Do?”/”The Great Diamond D”
Black October
Released: October 3, 2006
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “Why?”
Generation X
Released: November 4, 2008
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “This is Your Life”, “Never”
Brand New Bein’
Released: May 5, 2009
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “Nuthin”, “Blow Up Da Spot”
Wild Cowboys II
Released: March 23, 2010
Billboard 200 chart position: –
R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: –
Singles: “Turn It Up”
No Features
Released: July 4, 2011
Love, Hell or Right
Released: December 4, 2012
Singles: “This Is Our Thing”

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