Sadat X

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Sadat X
Birth name Derek Murphy
Also known as Derek X (1990-1991)
Born (1968-12-29) December 29, 1968 (age 45)
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 In Groups: Brand Nubian, Trinity, Other Associated: Grand Puba, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, DITC, Showbiz & A.G., Buckwild, The Beatnuts, Kool Keith, Beatehaş, Vlad Dobrescu, Ill Bill
Website http://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[edit]

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. 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[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

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: #180
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #38
  • Singles: "Cock it Back"/"You Can't Deny", "Ka-Ching"
Experience & Education
  • Released: October 25, 2005
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #180
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #20
  • 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: #83
  • Singles: "Why?"
Generation X
  • Released: November 4, 2008
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #122
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #12
  • Singles: "This is Your Life", "Never"
Brand New Bein'
  • Released: May 5, 2009
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #92
  • 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"
Never Left
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Singles: "On Fire"

With group "Brand Nubian"[edit]

Album information
One for All
  • Released: December 4, 1990
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #130
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #34
  • Singles: "Brand Nubian"/"Feels So Good", "Wake Up"/"Drop the Bomb", "All for One"/"Concerto in X Minor", "Slow Down"/"To the Right"
In God We Trust
  • Released: February 2, 1993
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #12
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #4
  • Singles: "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down", "Allah U Akbar"/"Steal Ya Ho", "Love Me or Leave Me Alone"/"The Travel Jam"
Everything Is Everything
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #54
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #13
  • Singles: "Word Is Bond"/"Straight Off Da Head", "Hold On"/"Step Into Da Cipher"/"Alladat"
Foundation
  • Released: September 29, 1998
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #59
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #12
  • Singles: "The Return"/"Brand Nubian", "Don't Let It Go to Your Head"/"Back Up Off the Wall", "Let's Dance"
Fire in the Hole
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #57
  • Singles: "Whatever Happened...?"/"Momma", "Who Wanna Be a Star? (It's Brand Nu Baby!)"/"Just Don't Learn", "Young Son"/"Still Livin' in the Ghetto"
Time's Runnin' Out
  • Released: 2007
  • Billboard 200 chart position: -
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #44
  • Singles: -
  • 2001: "The Very Best of Brand Nubian"
  • 2010: "Enter the Dubstep 2"

With group "Trinity"[edit]

  • 2013: "20 In"

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