“Background Music” marks the long awaited return from one of hip hop’s most revered and critically acclaimed groups, Los Angeles based outfit Substance Abuse. Known for rhymes and beats that evoke what has now come to be known as hip hop’s golden era, Substance Abuse has tracks that will endear modern audiences to a style of music that is consistently yearned for but seldom made. With contributions from legends like Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, KRS-One, Percee P, MC Eiht, Sadat X, and Max Julien (The Mack), Background Music is the album that true fans of the genre have been waiting for. Check out the video to ‘Three Sheets to the Wind’ with Sadat X below!
sadat x Archive
How do you release a debut album, then re-release that same debut album again? Simple, change some songs, verses, beats and Whala. After an experimental release of The Labor Day album back in December, Local-Mu12 officially drop their debut LP. The album features Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh, Torae, Sadat X & GLC and is filled with songs based on the everyday joys as well as the trials and tribulations of life. Production was handled in house by members Real McKoy (Sadat X, Black Rob, Cormega) MoodsandVibrations (Punchline, Bootcamp Click, RUN-DMC) and emcee/producer The 17th. Check out the stream below!
The first single from Dragon Fli Empire’s upcoming album “Mission Statement” is now available! “The Daily News Pt. 2″ is a sequel to “The Daily News” from Sadat X’s 2005 album “Experience & Education”. DFE’s ‘Mission Statement” will be releasing in the Summer of 2013. It will be the fourth album from the Calgary (Canada) based crew and first as a duo since 2009′s “Redefine”.
Beat: DJ Cosm
Rhymes: Sadat X and Teekay
“AJV laces jazz-influenced melodies on keys over the catchy beat by DJ Cosm, and Teekay and Sadat X come correct as always.”
-The Find Magazine
“…a satirical commentary on the state of media and pop culture in the “daily news”… the song laces AJV’s jazzy melodies over top of DJ Cosm’s catchy beats…”
It’s time for another Elevated Ruffians album! The duo of Elevated Soul and the Magnificent Ruffians are back at it with Kingsmen! After the huge success of their first double cd, (Magnificent Soul) the Elevated Ruffians knew they had to work together again to create more fresh hip hop for the fans.
This album however has a specific dedication to the great Ben E. King. Hence the name, “Kingsmen”. Each song on this EP has a beat that was flipped or sampled or inspired by a previous work of Ben E. King.
So once again you will get the old school blues and soul vibe on this album because that is exactly how they intended it to be. With that said, sit back, turn on the blue lights, get a cigar and a small glass of crown royal and play this album.
The Elevated Ruffians Kingsmen album…. Super Dynamite Soul!!!
For the second leak off Alterbeats forthcoming producer compilation The French Revolution, the French production crew get the assist from The Wild Cowboy Sadat X and D.I.T.C.’s André the Giant (A.G.) on “Alter Ego.” Melodic horns over open drums, a soulful hook courtesy of France’s Lion of Bordeaux (of Shaolin Temple Defenders) and crisp outro cuts from DJ Modesty (of The Real Hip Hop Show) provide the ideal backdrop for the veteran emcees to showcase their ‘other’ selves.The French Revolution hits shelves and digital retailers on June 26th, stay tuned!
Loyalty Digital Corp strikes again, this time with the second single off Sadat X’ upcoming album New York entitled “I Know This Game”. Produced by Local-Mu12 Member Real McKoy, this record is gritty and hits hard. The scratches provided by DJ Grouch fit the song perfectly, Point blank; Sadat X goes in on this one like the true veteran he is. One of a very select few to record with both Biggie & Jay-Z it is safe to say when you see the title “I Know This Game” you better believe him. The single is a free download and includes a Digital Booklet with pictures from a Sadat X Photo shoot done by Producer/Photographer JFR (Producer of “We In New York”).
[ Download here ]
Lyrical Homicide is the 4th Video off Fokis’ A Vintage State Of Mind – Mix Tape. It features Brooklyn Rapper and Roc-A-Fella affiliate Livin Proof (Livin Proof was once signed with Memphis Bleek and was featured on the track “Get Low” from Bleek’s “534″ LP)
@fokeezy @iamlivinproof @Sadatx
The time is now here, as Fokis’ A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape is now available! Serving as the official prelude to Fokis’ The Vintage Album, the mixtape features guest appearances from Sadat X, King Tee and more. The mix tape comes with a Graffiti inspired Black book with many legends doing tags, throw ups and pieces. “For me this mix tape is special because it is my first solo project in a while. It was fun creating this material and I look forward to connecting with my audience.” says Fokis
Fokis is also offering some giveaways with the A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape, In the past he has given away a pair of “Beats By Dre” headphones and a $100.00 gift certificate from Victoria’s Secret This time it will include products from GoodWood NYC & more. To qualify for these prizes, you simply need to download the mixtape and follow the instructions that are included in the Digital Black Book.
[ Download here ]
For the next leak off of his upcoming Mixtape “A Vintage State Of Mind,” (available 2/21/2012) Fokis enlists Sadat X and Livin Proof (fun fact, Livin Proof was once signed with Memphis Bleek and was featured on the track “Get Low” from Bleek’s “534” LP) for an exercise in “Lyrical Homicide.”
[ Download here ]