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Sadat X is back with a full-length album that his fans have been craving for. The Wild Cowboy is best known for the long list of hits he had as a member of Brand Nubian such as Slow Down , All For One , and Punks Jump Up and the several classic guest appearances on tracks by Rap heavyweights including Notorious B.I.G., Common, Nas, Jay-Z, DJ Premier and Diamond D. His fans expect nothing but that true school Hip Hop Sadat X has consistently supplied them with for almost two decades. The album, entitled Brand New Bein , features all new tracks with guest vocals KRS-One, Buckshot, Lord Jamar, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Rahzel, Craig G, C-Rayz Walz and more. This project does not fall into the trap that many new albums do by trying to cater to modern-day trends, it actually fills the void of raw Hip Hop that people are specifically looking for. There are a few good concept songs, including one in which Sadat describes how he originally met up with the Brand Nubian. There is also a track featuring Rahzel beatboxing over video game sounds with Sadat bringing it back to the days of Atari. The DJs should be very happy to get their hands on the new All For One remix as well! Brand New Bein is produced entirely by DJ JS-1 and JW. Their past work includes production for Common, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Pharoahe Monch, Canibus, Large Professor, Craig G, Special Ed, Das Efx, Masta Ace, Rahzel, and many more. Over the years the production team has released many albums, singles and break records that have all done well,a nd their names will also be a good selling point to the underground Hip Hop kids that will be looking to purchase this album. Sadat X has stayed relevant by continuously touring with Brand Nubian and as a solo act. He has been through several passports recently and can be found on stage just about any night. To support the album, Sadat is embarking on a 10-city European tour in late April. And finally, to sweeten the deal, Brand New Bein comes packaged in a double digipak with a bonus MP3 data disc that contains instrumentals, acapellas, dirty and clean versions for all 16 tracks. This is a huge selling point to DJs, producers, and anyone who uses mp3 s, which is just about everyone these days.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. All For One 08
  2. Nuthin' feat. CL Smooth
  3. Go Slow feat Jak D of ColdHeat & Twan
  4. Breathe interlude
  5. Blow Up Da Spot feat. KRS-One & Rahzel
  6. The Natural
  7. Lyrics? feat. Craig G
  8. Bullseye feat. Buckshot & Jak D of ColdHeat
  9. Goin Back
  10. Brand New Bein feat. Lord Jamar & Grand Puba
  11. Unforgettable feat. Poison Pen & Jak D of ColdHeat
  12. Wait a While (Interlude)
  13. Teach the Children
  14. Gamer feat C-Rayz Walz & Okwerdz
  15. Smallest Violin feat. Jak D of ColdHeat & Craig G
  16. I Can't Forget... Outro

Disc: 2

  1. Instrumental, Acapella, Dirty and Clean mp3 files for all album cuts


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 5, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Traffic (The Orchard)
  • ASIN: B001WIH0WU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By ctrx VINE VOICE on May 7, 2009
Format: Audio CD
New York legend Sadat X returns in 2009 with his second album in six months, the cleverly titled "Brand New Bein'," following his largely unheard "Generation X" from late 2008. I must note that the promotion behind this album has been virtually nonexistent (I didn't see so much as a press release) which is certainly a problem--failure to push releases, especially good ones, can hurt legacies so deep into one's career. Anyway, "Brand New Bein'" finds Sadat doing what he does best and has done for 20 years. Sadat's one of hip hop's most underrated figures, not just in terms of skill, but also in influence, and he is one MC who seriously deserves more respect. He has one of the most distinctive deliveries in rap, is a lyrical wizard, and spawned a thousand imitators as a pioneer of socially conscious rap in Brand Nubian. When the mic's in his hand, he can be expected to rip it and is one of the most exciting guest MCs around.

"Brand New Bein'" is produced entirely by DJ JS-1 and JW, who provide serviceable if not spectacular beats, some better than others. Sadat doesn't change much from release to release, and "Brand New Bein'" finds him comfortably delivering thoughtful rhymes concerning his beloved New York, old school hip hop, the current rap game, his recent incarceration, and standard boom bap fare. An extensive guest roster includes such legends as CL Smooth, KRS-One, Rahzel, Craig G, Buckshot, Brand Nubian-mates Grand Puba and Lord Jamar, and C-Rayz Walz, as well as a number of no-names who are none too impressive. There is a handful of bangers as can be expected on any project with Sadat's name on it, as well as tracks that while not necessarily bad are easily forgettable.
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By Maat on June 5, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
This is one of Sadat's best projects in my opinion. As usual, his lyrics are on point. The production is phat.
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This album is dope, its the essence of keeping it real. Reaquainting the forgotten DJ as a staple of hiphop, JS1 has surpassed expectations with the production. Its been a very long time since I heard an album as good as this one. With one of my favorite rappers Sadat X along with guests like Craig G and KRS 1, this is a must buy. Not to forget the data cd with instrumentals and pellas for most of the tracks. Do not miss this album.
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