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Sadat X

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As a member of Brand Nubian, Sadat X (born Derek Murphy) was one of the key MCs whose messages were inspired by the Five Percent Nation. Two years after Brand Nubian's third album, Everything Is Everything, he made his solo debut with Wild Cowboys, which built on his lyrical reputation on top of tough, jazz-inflected arrangements. The album, featuring production from Diamond D and Buckwild, was a solid solo debut that didn't quite scale the heights of his legacy with Brand Nubian. No Better Way, also released in 1996, improved on the debut and was produced by a cast that opened up to include Da Beatminerz and Pete Rock. Sadat teamed back up with Brand Nubian for 1998's Foundation, but he didn't appear again as a solo artist until The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy, an EP released on Relativity in 2000. With a full-time job as a special-education teacher, it took five years before his next album, 2005's Experience & Education, was released, but 2006 saw another full-length, Black October, land on the shelves. The sequel to his debut album, Wild Cowboys II appeared in 2010, then Love, Hell or Right followed in 2012. A three-year gap warranted the title of his next album, 2015's Never Left, then Agua landed in 2016 along with its accompanying single, "Freeze." Early 2017 saw the release of "The Devil Is Near," the first single from the Diamond D-produced full-length Sum of a Man. ~ Andy Kellman
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  2.   Freeze
  3.   Stages and Lights
  4.   The Lump Lump
  5.   I Know This Game
  6.   Turn It Up
  7.   Bang Bang
  8.   X-Man
  9.   Unforgettable featuring Jay D.
  10.   Now featuring Twan
  11.   Nuthin' by C.L. Smooth
  12.   Gamer featuring C-Rayz Walz
  13.   Walks Upright
  14.   We Kewl by Shawn Black
  15.   Think Different
  16.   Knock Me Down by Kim
  17.   Who's Judging
  18.   Blow Up Da Spot featuring KRS-One
  19.   Swerv by Swerv
  20.   Armageddon by Stryfe
  21.   He Walks Wit Me (Skit)
  22.   Put It On Me featuring Fokis
  23.   In Da Jungle by Andre The Giant
  24.   Jungle by Twanie Ranks
  25.   Get Away
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