Tag Archives: Brand Nubian

Sismographe Cypher Series – Sadat X

Brand Nubian’s Sadat X drops some freestyle flavour over an L’Undercover beat for the latest episode of Paris-based label Sismographe’s “Cypher Series”.

New Joint – Sadat X / Scribby

Sadat X ft. Scribby – “The K” (@682_Records_Inc / 2014)

DJ Bazooka Joe-produced flavour from the always-consistent Brand Nubian emcee’s 2012 album “Love, Hell Or Right”.

True Wine Connoisseurs – Sadat X / Will Tell

Sadat and Will celebrate the release of their official TWC red wine with this extended episode of their  “True Wine Connoisseurs” series – sophisticated grown man business!

New Joint – Kasim Allah / Lord Jamar / Sadat X

Kasim Allah ft. Lord Jamar & Sadat X – “Jive Pretenders” (SandysHouseEnt.Com / 2013)

Now Rule flavour taken from the album “Living Mathematics”.

If The Grapes Come – Sadat X

The Brand Nubian emcee discusses his new Will Tell-produced album “Planet Of The Grapes” with TheBeeShine.Com.

New Joint – Sadat X

Sadat X – “We In New York” (LoyaltyDigitalCorp.Com / 2013)

Taken from the Brand Nubian legend’s forthcoming album “New York: Never Left” featuring Black Rob, Chi-Ali, Cormega and more.

New Joint – DJ J-Ronin / Sadat X

DJ J-Ronin ft. Sadat X – “Stock In The Game” (@JRonin / 2013)

The Wild Cowboy drops some flavour for J-Ronin’s “Freestyle Files Vol. 2″.

New Joint – DJ Eazy / Sadat X

DJ Eazy ft. Sadat X – “Unforgiven” (EazyDJ.BandCamp.Com / 2013)

The Brand Nubian legend joins forces with Danish producer Eazy to deliver some thoughts on the state of the rap game.

New Joint – Sadat X

Sadat X – “I Know This Game” (Loyalty Digital Corp / 2013)

Taken from the Brand Nubian emcee’s forthcoming album “New York”.

Just One Record – John Robinson

NYC’s John Robinson gives Brand Nubian’s classic 1990 debut album “One For All” some well-deserved props.

New Joint – Sadat X / Pharoahe Monch / Phil G.

Sadat X ft. Pharoahe Monch & Phil G. – “This Is Our Thing” (682Records.Com / 2013)

Grant Parks-produced track from the Wild Cowboy’s album “Love, Hell Or Right”.

True Wine Connoisseurs #54 – Sadat X / Will Tell / Sean Black

Sadat X continues on his mission to find the perfect wine in this latest entertaining TWC episode which also features the Brand Nubian member telling some studio stories relating to his 1996 solo album “Wild Cowboys”.

Wild Cowboy – Sadat X

Footage of Sadat X on Ear 2 The Streets Radio promoting his new album “Love, Hell Or Right”.

Love, Hell Or Right Album Trailer – Sadat X

Trailer for the forthcoming album from the Wild Cowboy himself Sadat X entitled “Love, Hell Or Right” featuring input from Pharoahe Monch, DJ Spinna, Roc Marciano, Gensu Dean and more.

Live Review – DJ Doo Wop / Sadat X / Jeru The Damaja

Venue: Jazz Cafe, London  Date: 17 October 2012

London has seen its fair share of performances from golden-era artists in recent months, with this particular event being one of the most anticipated, promising appearances from not one, but two iconic emcees backed-up by one of the greatest mixtape deejays of all-time.

Between them, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X and former Gang Starr Foundation member Jeru The Damaja share a hefty catalogue of classics, all of which have aged well and still stand as musical monuments to the lyrical brilliance and sonic creativity that the best of 90s Hip-Hop had to offer.

After the Bounce Master himself DJ Doo Wop had warmed the crowd up with a selection of real rap staples, a lively Sadat X bounded onstage to the sound of the Brand Nubian favourite “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down”, leading the crowd as they chanted the hook in unison before launching into the timeless “All For One”.

Pausing to remind everyone that he reps “New York City, Brand Nubian, D.I.T.C. and Lo-Lifes”, the emcee with one of the most recognisable voices in Hip-Hop proceeded to drop his verse from the late-90s Rawkus banger “1-9-9-9″ and also delivered a rousing rendition of his “Ready To Die”-era collaboration with Biggie Smalls, “Come On Motherf**kers”, with Sadat reminiscing on the time he spent in the studio writing the track with the BK giant as they both got drunk on champagne.

Promising to return later, X left the stage, leaving the audience in the capable hands of Doo Wop once again. Dropping some rhymes of his own, the Bounce Squad leader took the opportunity to dedicate the segment to his fallen friend Guru (complete with a “F**k Solar!” moment), going back-to-back on the turntables with some Gang Starr classics, including “Take It Personal”, which was Jeru’s signal to make his first appearance.

Reciting Guru’s rhymes in his own inimitable Brooklyn baritone, the NY emcee, decked in jeans, hoodie and Timberlands, smiled widely as he was greeted with roars of approval. Working his way through a number of DJ Premier-produced cuts, including “D. Original” and “Tha Bulls**t”, the gritty wordsmith mixed some humour into his performance, engaging in light-hearted exchanges with various audience members and playfully chastising the crowd for apparently not making enough noise.

Something that was apparent from looking around the venue was the number of younger heads in attendance, some of whom looked like they would barely have been born when both Sadat and Jeru were first making their respective marks on the Hip-Hop landscape. Encouragingly, the majority of the more youthful faces around the Jazz Cafe definitely didn’t appear to be fairweather fans, rhyming along word-for-word to twenty-year-old joints as if they were the soundtrack of the present day. A situation which can only be viewed as a positive thing as, judging from the lack of old-school heads at this and other recent gigs, it will be those younger fans who keep artists such as Sadat and Jeru touring for years to come, as long as their interest in classic Hip-Hop isn’t just a passing phase based on the music’s potential retro-cool appeal.

With Sadat and Jeru each performing a second individual set, which included anthems such as “Love Me Or Leave Me Alone” and “Come Clean”, the show closed with an impromptu freestyle session. As Jeru stepped behind the turntables to spin some familiar breaks, Sadat and Doo Wop invited any emcees in the house to approach the stage, with UK talent such as Oliver Sudden and Chima Anya taking the opportunity to rock with the three Rotten Apple representatives.

Ending a seamless night of classic material by mingling with fans to graciously sign autographs and take photos, Sadat, Jeru and Doo Wop left having ensured those older fans in the crowd were able to relive some of their Hip-Hop memories, whilst helping the younger heads in the audience create some new ones of their own.

Ryan Proctor

Footage of Sadat X performing “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” at the Jazz Cafe.

Demolition Mixtape Download – DJ JS-1

This is absolutely incredible – a new three-hour mixtape from the Rock Steady Crew’s mighty DJ JS-1 featuring nearly a hundred demos and unreleased tracks from the likes of Kool G. Rap, King Sun, Organized Konfusion, Rakim, Lord Finesse and many, many more golden-era greats – download here.

New Joint – Fokis & RP / Brand Nubian

Fokis & RP ft. Brand Nubian – “Big Business” (Loyalty Digital Corp / 2012)

Another quality track lifted from the forthcoming Fokis-helmed project “The Vintage Album” which will feature Kurtis Blow, Spoonie Gee, Kool G. Rap and more.

New Joint – evitaN / Sadat X

evitaN ft. Sadat X – “3 Kings” (BumRush Music / 2012)

Dres and Jarobi unite with the mighty Sadat X for some Will Tell-produced golden-era goodness from their forthcoming album “Speed Of Life”.

New Joint – Sadat X

Sadat X – “I Know This Game” (Loyalty Digital Corp / 2012)

Produced by Local-Mu12 member Real McKoy and taken from the Brand Nubian emcee’s forthcoming album “New York”.

Stages And Lights – Sadat X

Footage of the Brand Nubian emcee’s recent three-city tour in Japan.