September 10th, 2008 — The self-proclaimed Dot Father himself, Derek "Sadat X" Murphy, has returned with his brand new, fifth solo collection, the appropriately titled, Generation X. The Will Tell produced project, in a one-off deal with urban indie, Affluent Records, is being introduced by the set’s hard hitting, lead offering, ‘Never.’
Not having heard from X since ’06’s solid, but commercially panned, Black October, Sadat is back in fine, rare form, showing that he hasn’t missed a beat since the days of old with his group-mates, Grand Puba and Lord Jamar, of the legendary Brand Nubian collective.
Originally known as Derek X, the Brooklyn, New York, resident emcee made his national debut in 1989 with the release of the group’s premier single ‘Brand Nubian’ b/w ‘Feels So Good,’ followed by their critically acclaimed, first outing, One For All. The classic set spawned three additional hits ‘All For One,’ ‘Wake Up,’ and ‘Slow Down.’ Inspired by the teachings of Islam, One For All eventually sold over 350,000 units, nearly going gold, and won the coveted 5 Mic rating in Hip-Hop magazine, The Source.
Sadat, who borrowed his moniker from former Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, eventually recorded and released his solo debut, Wild Cowboys . The stellar record contains superb production from some of the industry’s finest beat-makers; Buckwild, Diamond D, Minnesota, Da Beatminerz, Pete Rock, Showbiz, and Dante Ross.
Three additional solo projects, and a pair of Brand Nubian efforts later, and the "X-Man" is about to unleash, possibly, his most powerful opus yet, Generation X.
With a career that spans nearly three decades, and possessing one of the genre’s most distinctive voices, veteran rapper Sadat X is definitely a much needed, breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale Hip-Hop sound-scape.
Generation X, which features appearances from Twanie Ranks and Thirstin Howl III, will be released digitally on September 30th 2008, followed by an actual in-store date November 4th 2008.