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Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968) is an American rapper, best known 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.
Sadat X performing at the Rahzel and Friends - Brooklyn Bowl in 2016.
|Birth name||Derek Murphy|
|Also known as||Derek X (1990-1991)|
|Born||December 29, 1968|
|Origin||Bronx, New York|
Female Fun Music
Fat Beats Records
6.8.2 Records Inc.
Tommy Boy Entertainment
|Associated acts||In Groups: Brand Nubian Other Associated: Grand Puba, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, DITC, Showbiz & A.G., Buckwild, The Beatnuts, Kool Keith, House Of Pain, Ill Bill, R.A. The Rugged Man, Lord Jamar, The Notorious B.I.G.|
In 1996, Sadat recorded on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe and others. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was called "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.
On December 22, 2005, Sadat was arrested in Harlem and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. On October 3, 2006, Female Fun Music released Sadat's third full-length album Black October.
Sadat is involved in teaching children. He has worked as an elementary school teacher in New Rochelle, qualified as a firefighter, and coaches children's basketball for the New York City Basketball League.
On March 23, 2010, Sadat X released Wild Cowboys II, the sequel to his 1996 solo debut Wild Cowboys, on Fat Beats Records. The album featured guest appearances from Ill Bill, Kurupt, A.G., Brand Nubian, Rhymefest and others, with production from Pete Rock, Diamond D, Buckwild, Sir Jinx, Will Tell and Dub Sonata. On February 23, 2010, he released an EP, containing five songs from the album and complementary instrumentals. The first single from the album was "Turn It Up" which features, and is produced by, Pete Rock.
In 2009 Sadat X and music producer, Will Tell developed a wine-tasting web series entitled True Wine Connoisseurs. The wine show with a hip-hop twist is now in its 5th season.
With "Brand Nubian"Edit
|The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
|Experience & Education
|Brand New Bein'
|Wild Cowboys II
|Love, Hell or Right
|The Sum of a Man
With group "Trinity"Edit
- 2013: "20 In"
|Operation Take Back Hip Hop
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- Biography of Sadat X on allmusic.com
- Sadat X interview on riotsound.com
- AllHipHop.com: We Love You Isaac Hayes! Archived 2006-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Afraid of Dark - a documentary feature film by Mya B". www.afraidofdarkthefilm.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- Okocha, Olivia. "Afraid of Dark". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.