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

Sadat X
Sadat X performing at the Rahzel and Friends – Brooklyn Bowl in 2016
Sadat X performing at the Rahzel and Friends – Brooklyn Bowl in 2016
Background information
Birth nameDerek Murphy
Also known asDerek X (1990–1991)
Born (1968-12-29) December 29, 1968 (age 55)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S
GenresHip hop
Years active1989–present

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.[citation needed]

Biography edit

Sadat X is involved in teaching children. He has worked as an elementary school teacher in New Rochelle, New York, qualified as a firefighter, and coaches children's basketball for the New York City Basketball League.[3]

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 2015, Sadat appeared in Mya Baker's documentary film Afraid of Dark which examined the experiences of Black men in America.[4][5]

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.[citation needed]

On December 22, 2005, Sadat was arrested in Harlem and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.[6] On October 3, 2006, Female Fun Music released Sadat's third album, Black October.

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

Collaboration albums edit

Extended plays edit

With Brand Nubian edit

With Trinity edit

  • 20 In (2013)

Guest appearances edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Sadat X". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 295. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  3. ^ "Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Sadat X". December 29, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Afraid of Dark - a documentary feature film by Mya B." Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Okocha, Olivia. "Afraid of Dark". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Brand Nubian's Sadat X Busted On Gun Charge In Harlem Archived October 20, 2006, at the Wayback Machine

External links edit