The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy

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The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
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EP by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 2000
StudioD&D Studios (New York, NY)
LabelStimulated Records
Sadat X chronology
Wild Cowboys
The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
Experience & Education
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[2]

The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy is the first extended play by American rapper Sadat X. It was recorded in D&D Studios and released on September 19, 2000 via Dante Ross's Stimulated Records in affiliation with Loud Records. Audio production of the album was handled by Diamond D, Minnesota, Dart La, and A Kid Called Roots. It features guest appearances from the Money Boss Players, who are here credited as Hy Tymes. The EP spawned a single "Ka-Ching", which peaked at number 36 on the Hot Rap Songs.[3] It is second solo effort of Brand Nubian's Sadat X, following his 1996's full-length Wild Cowboys LP.

Track listing[edit]

1."X-Man" (featuring Diamond D)Diamond D3:07
2."Low Maintenance, High Wear"Dart La3:30
3."Ka-Ching" (featuring Hy Tymes)Minnesota4:32
4."Cock It Back"A Kid Called Roots3:56
5."If... (It Ain't About Paper)" (featuring Hy Tymes)Minnesota4:20
6."You Can't Deny"Diamond D3:23
Total length:22:47


  • Derek Murphy - main artist, executive producer
  • Joseph Kirkland - featured artist (track 1), producer (tracks: 1, 6)
  • Mark Richardson - featured artist & producer (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Eddie Cheeba - featured artist (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Sean Hamilton - featured artist (tracks: 3, 5)
  • John C. Parker - producer (track 2)
  • Patrick Lawrence - producer (track 4)
  • Dante Ross - executive producer
  • Mark Chen Heu - executive producer
  • Joe Quinde - mixing (tracks: 1, 2, 6)
  • James Wilson Staub - mixing (track 3)
  • CJ Moore - mixing (track 4)
  • Leo "Swift" Morris - mixing (track 5)
  • Brent Rollins - art direction
  • Big Jeff - management

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart position(s)
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs
2000 "Ka-Ching" #36[3]


  1. ^ Conaway, Matt. "The State of New York Vs. Derek Murphy - Sadat X". Allmusic. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan, ed. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated (4th rev. ed.). London: Simon & Schuster. p. 102. ISBN 0743201698. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Sadat X Ka-ching Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved 2017-11-13.

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