AUDIO: XL (Sadat X & El Da Sensei)’s “We Must Stand”

That man known as 9th Wonder has a song ready for the fall of 2015 called “We Must Stand” and who did he produce? That man who is on the flex known as Sadat X and El Da Sensei, who together call themselves XL. No word on if this will find a home on a project but X and El are putting together an album to be released early in the new year so we’ll see if this shows up on there.

AUDIO: Nutso & Sadat X’s “No Limit”

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You may know Nutso by now and you may already be familiar with Sadat X from his years with Brand Nubian. Now they’re together and created a song called “No Limit”, which explains why there are no boundaries with the music he creates. The track was produced by Terminal Five so if you haven’t heard this on the radio or on your mix digital files, check it out here by streaming.

FREE MP3 DL: The Regiment featuring Sadat X & El Da Sensei’s “Raise Up”

The statement for this song states “it’s been 3 years since Detroit Hip Hop duo The Regiment released their album The Panic Button on HiPNOTT Records” and you’re like “HOLY CRAP! WHAT DID I DO TO MAKE THIS NEW SONG COME OUT?” Well, you didn’t do anything but wait impatiently and now you can hear “Raise Up” with help from the man who is on the flex, Sadat X, along with El Da Sensei. DJ Duct produced this ong, so listen to the juicer and let it coat.

AUDIO: Ed E. Ruger & Ty Bru featuring Sadat X’s “No Suckaz Allowed”

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While Lord Jamal is getting a bit of headlines in hip-hop circles for his opinions. Sadat X continues to get the headlines for what he is primarily know for: his music. He finds himself in “No Suckaz Allowed”, a new track by Ed R. Ruger and Ty Bru produced by Jon Jackson and featuring some cuts from DJ Phillie Phresh.

REVIEW: Kid Tsunami’s “The Chase”

 photo KidTsunami_cover_zps76d0983c.jpg In terms of coming up with an all-star album of rappers, Kid Tsunami’s The Chase (HeadBop) has to be one of the best, although the hip-hop elite might tell you “but wait: these are old school rappers.” As if that’s a bad thing.

The premise of The Chase is that all of the guests on the album are rappers from the 80’s and 90’s, so this is meant to have that old school feel, not only by those who are rhyming, but in the way the instrumentals are made, from well known and worn samples to the productions, where sometimes the horn samples may not be in the same key as the rest of the song. As for those rappers, check out the roster here: Sean Price, Masta Ace, O.C., Prince Po, Bahamadia, AG, Kool G. Rap, Buckshot, Chubb Rock, Pharoahe Monche, Jeru The Damaja, Percee P, El Da Sensei, Craig G., Yesh, J-Live, Thirstin Howl The 3rd, and Sadat X, all delivering fine lines and verses. The one who completely takes the entire album away is the one and only KRS-One, who talks about being in hip-hop for a long time, where hip-hop is from and where it’s going, and why people will still pay for a ticket to hear him speak over funky music. Rap music today may not be where it’s at, but when it comes to KRS-One, it is where it’s at and always will be. When Craig G. makes references to Australia in “Worldwide Connex”, he is referring to Kid Tsunami’s home base in the city of Perth, Western Australia. While most of the MC’s on this album are of American origin, there was a time when hearing their music truly felt worldwide. A small part of me wishes that some of these guys would have rhymed over different styled beats, but I think it would have given the album a bit of an imbalance. Not that Kool G. Rap couldn’t do it, we all remember his verses in UNKLE’s “Guns Blazing (Drums Of Death (Part 1)”, but I think The Chase captures not only a vibe, but a time in history, when going for the paper chase was something you did while making an emphasis to create good music. If the sole hunger is money, the music will suffer, at least to me. Kid Tsunami pulls it off quite well.

REVIEW: Alterbeats’ “The French Revolution”

Photobucket A hip-hop that begins with anger has a point to make, YOU DON’T COME OFF SLAPPING PEOPLE LEFT AND RIGHT WITHOUT EXPLAINING YOURSELF!!!

Anyway, Alterbeats have released The French Revolution, bringing on a wide range of MC’s to take their music and move it into new places. This includes help from… well, look at all of the people tagged for this review. Chief Kamachi, Murdoc, Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Reef The Lost Cauze, Willie Maze, Halfabrick, Estee Nack, Sadat X. That’s an incredible wealth of artists and artistry on this, and the exchange between each of them with one or another will make you want to buy, hear, and absorb for weeks, months, and years to come.

Is it angry now? Now, this is just what hip-hop is and always will be: a celebration of beats, rhymes & life, without fear.

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Alterbeats featuring Sadat X, A.G. & Lion of Bordeaux’s “Alter Ego”

Alterbeats have been making the beat junkie rounds for awhile, and now the French production collective are about to release an album of their wares, and this is a morsel of what’s on it: a track featuring Sadat X, A.G., and Lion of the group Bordeaux.

The full album, called The French Revolution, will be released on June 26th.

SOME STUFFS: Sadat X ready to become a “Wild Cowboy” once more with new album

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It seems like awhile that we’ve heard any new music from Sadat X but the man is still on the flex, this time with a brand new album called Wild Cowboys II (Fat Beats), due out on March 23rd. In order to prepare, there will also be an EP released on vinyl and in digital form on February 23rd. All of the songs, according to Sadat himself, will be on the full-length.

The album will feature appearances from Pete Rock, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rhymefest, AG, Vast Aire and M-1 of dead prez, along with a track reuniting him with Grand Puba Maxwell and Lord Jamar. Along with Pete Rock, a number of producers are helping him out for this one, including Diamond D, DJ Spinna, 9th Wonder, Sir Jinx and Buckwild among others.