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Trinity’s “Roc Raida Tribute”

AG, Sadat X and Fat Beats Records owner DJ Jab show love to the late X-Executioner in a video that looks like something off Ralph McDaniels’ “Video Music Box.” It’s very grimy and flavorful. Directed by “88hiphop.com” founder Mark Kotlinski. … Continue reading

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Sadat X re-emerges

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Derek "Sadat X" Murphy is finally free. After spending several months in Riker’s Island on weapons charges, the veteran New York rapper beloved for his solo music and work with Brand Nubian is back on the streets, and is working on re-starting his career. "The God is back in town," reads a message on his MySpace page.

There’s no word yet on when a new Sadat X project will appear. In the meantime, West Coast fans have a brief tour to look forward. Sadat will take along Coolzey, a rap-rock band, with him. For the rest of us, Traffic Entertainment is issuing a previously-unheard collection of recordings from Brand Nubian. Titled Time’s Runnin’ Out, it features songs recorded just prior to their acclaimed 1998 reunion, Foundation. It comes out today (August 21).

Tour dates are below. Check with venues and area resources prior to the concert, as many shows are still being confirmed.

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Review: Sadat X, “Black October”

Sadat X is the Brand Nubian underdog, an MC appreciated by true rap fans for his unique lyrical styles. Black October, his solid fourth album, was finished just before he was incarcerated at Riker’s Island, where he currently serves a year-long sentence for gun possession. Continue reading

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