Sadat X

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Sadat X
Birth name Derek Murphy
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, 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[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"

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"


Guest Appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
1991 "Show Business" A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
1992 "A Day in the Life" Diamond D Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
1992 "We Come To Get Wreck" Rough House Survivers Straight From The Soul
1994 "One Love" (One L Remix) Nas One Love 12"
1994 "Mansion & A Yacht" Kurious I'm Kurious 12"
1995 "Loud Hangover" Funkmaster Flex, Akinyele (rapper) The Mix Tape, Vol. 1
1995 "Loud Hangover" (Allstar Remix) Akinyele (rapper), Yvette Michele Everyday & Everynight (Remix) 12"
1996 "[Stay Away From The] Nasty Hoes" Various Artists America Is Dying Slowly
1996 "Heart Full of Sorrow" House of Pain Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again
1996 "Actual Facts" Lord Finesse The Awakening (Lord Finesse album)
1996 "Wild Cowboys in Bucktown" O.G.C. Da Storm
1996 "The Next Spot" Various Artists High School High (soundtrack)
1997 "Never" Diamond D Hatred, Passions and Infidelity
1997 "You And You And You" Frankie Cutlass Politics' & Bullshit
1998 "Money (Dollar Bill)" Everlast Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
1998 "Funky Beat" Everlast Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
1999 "One-Nine-Nine-Nine" Hi-Tek, Common Soundbombing II
1999 "Static" Kool Keith Black Elvis/Lost in Space
1999 "Handle Your Time" Prince Paul (producer) A Prince Among Thieves
1999 "Come On" The Notorious B.I.G. Born Again (The Notorious B.I.G. album)
2000 "Games" Big L The Big Picture (Big L album)
2003 "In Da BX", "Put it Down", "2 Late" Diamond D Grown Man Talk
2004 "Sadat X Appears Courtesy of..." Hangar 18 (band) The Multi-Platinum Debut Album
2006 "30 Something" Juggaknots Use Your Confusion
2006 "Top Shelf" Outerspace Blood And Ashes
2007 "Da God" Sean Price Jesus Price Supastar
2007 "Rollin'" Marco Polo, A.G., JuJu Port Authority
2007 "Shake It Up" Miguel Migs Those Things
2008 "Stay In Ya Lane" Craig G & Marley Marl Operation Take Back Hip-Hop
2008 "The Return" Jazz Liberatorz Clin D'Oeil
2008 "Keep It Classy" O.S.T.R. Ja tu tylko sprzątam
2009 "Watcha Really Want" Dub Sonata The Deluxe Sedition
2009 "Sound The Horns" Various Artist Wu-Tang Chamber Music
2010 "Big Bills II" Jay Billion HTM Media
2010 "Certified Organic" ASM (A State Of Mind) Platypus Funk
2011 "Face It" J. Rawls The Hip-Hop Affect
2011 "The Makings" Koolade The Makings
2011 "On & On", "Words From...", "The Boogie Down Bombers" The Funk League Funky As Usual
2011 "You Don't Own Me" 3 Amigos World War 3
2011 "Just Another Girl" Trey Wright The Red Cup EP
2011 "I'm Wize" Wize One I'm Wize (Single)
2012 "The International" Babylon Warchild & C-Rayz Walz Babylon Warchild Presents: The Gatekeepers
2012 "Good Day" Big Remo Sleepwalkers
2012 "The Fan?" DJ Bazooka Joe The Slang Parade
2012 "3 Kings" Evitan Speed of Life
2012 "Codes" Phashara Pathways
2012 "A New York Minute" Various Artist Occupy This Album
2013 "The Daily News Pt. 2" Dragon Fli Empire Mission Statement
2013 "Walking On a Razor" Lewis Parker (musician) The Puzzle Episode Two: The Glass Ceiling
2013 "Sam Peckinpah" R.A. the Rugged Man Legends Never Die
2013 "See You On The Weekend" Maestro Fresh-Wes & Glenn Lewis Orchestrated Noise
2013 "Impact" IQ & Leo Dee

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