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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. 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, D.I.T.C., 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., Sagat|
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.
Sadat X 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.
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.
- Wild Cowboys (1996)
- Experience & Education (2005)
- Black October (2006)
- Generation X (2008)
- Brand New Bein' (2009)
- Wild Cowboys II (2010)
- No Features (2011)
- Love, Hell or Right (2012)
- Never Left (2015)
- Agua (2016)
- The Sum of a Man (2017)
with Brand NubianEdit
- One for All (1990)
- In God We Trust (1993)
- Everything Is Everything (1994)
- Foundation (1998)
- Fire in the Hole (2004)
- Time's Runnin' Out (2007)
- 20 In (2013)
- (1999) "Come On" from the posthumous hip-hop album Born Again by rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
- (2008) "Stay In Ya Lane" from Operation Take Back Hip Hop by Craig G & Marley Marl
- (2018) "Hood Operatic" from Brooklyn rapper Rashid Amir's album Graffiti Lips
- (2019) "Anti Mumble Rap" DJ Symphony featuring Sadat X & Ceazar
- (2020) "Real Hip-Hop" - DJ Symphony featuring Jeru the Damaja, Psycho Les & Sadat X
- "Sadat X". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
- "Afraid of Dark - a documentary feature film by Mya B." www.afraidofdarkthefilm.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- Okocha, Olivia. "Afraid of Dark". www.RogerEbert.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
- AllHipHop.com: We Love You Isaac Hayes! Archived 2006-10-20 at the Wayback Machine