Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968 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.
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 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
Sadat X is a hip-hop legend. He’s known for invulnerable albums like 1990’s One for All with Brand Nubian and his ’96 solo Wild Cowboys, which mixed joyous references to Mic-a-delphia and Thelma and Louise with meaningful commentary on everything from the power of schools to the racism of the NYPD. He’s smart, creative, funny, a cratedigger—everything you’d expect and want out of a Golden Age rap hero.
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