Sadat X Passes The Torch To A-F-R-O And He Holds It High (Video)
For more than 25 years, Sadat X has set a high standard in lyricism. In his acclaimed work with Brand Nubian, songs like “Slow Down” and “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” not only packed stylish deliveries, they were rich in thematic substance. With an unmistakable voice, the Bronx, New Yorker has built a prolific career in massaging messages onto wax.
Gearing up for the July 15 release of Agua, X’s first album with Tommy Boy Entertainment, the esteemed MC premieres the video to “Murder Soundtrack” with Ambrosia For Heads. The single features A-F-R-O and Rahzel The Legend (of The Roots fame). In the video, ‘Fro is stopped-and-frisked by police as the fast-rapping vocalist makes his way to a colorful Hip-Hop house-party. There, he kicks a plethora of mercenary bars that murder the microphone. Listen closely to hear a brief story, along with some autobiographical musings in the fast-rising artist’s career. As Rahzel’s deft beat-boxing laces a scratch-chorus effect, Sadat comes in with a verses that clears the scene with stray firing lines about aging gracefully as a Rap master, staying close with his longtime producer, and keeping his art and his heart pumping strong in the 2-0-1-6. The beat is the perfect complement to the short, rapid-fire bars from these skilled artists.
This single is available now with pre-order of X’s LP. Agua features production by Pete Rock, Da Beatminerz, DJ Scratch, and others.