Sunday, November 05, 2006

Posts have been a bit shaky........but, I had the opportunity to catch up with Sadat X before his unfortunate incarceration last on to hear his views regarding the current state of hip-hop, Fat Joe + Big Pun in the 80s, and much more. Enjoy another classic hip-hop article by yours truly........

When hip-hop connoisseurs speak on the culture, it is impossible to forgo mentioning veteran emcee Sadat X. With over two decades in the rap game, the legendary Brand Nubian member continues to maintain relevancy among hip-hop fans across the globe. Unlike his peers, Sadat X exemplifies a duality that most rappers lack; the ability to advocate social upliftment for the oppressed while maintaining allegiance to the streets of New York.

Unfortunately, the latter has the rapper facing incarceration for illegal gun possession. Rather than dwell on his most recent predicament, Sadat X has been busy recording his new LP, Black October. His new solo effort is comprised of introspective tracks that touch upon Sadat's tribulations, in addition to more positive songs that document the grind of everyday life in New York City. (continue article here)

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