There are a few MCs who can speak truth to power without fear. Sadat X of seminal hip-hop group Brand Nubian is that MC. The way he’s been able to stay true to the roots of knowledge of self and street life intertwined puts him on another level as a quality lyricist. Below are the words from Team X. Feel the movement and listen to the message within the video.
“Wake up, world! When the hip-hop community needs to address the current times, who do we go to? THE BEST, THE LEGENDS!!!! Well, my people, Sadat X has answered the call along with the best head-banger producer, Diamond D, with “THE DEVIL IS NEAR.” People, it is timely fire!!!!
They have managed to stimulate your ears with one of Diamond’s bass kicking tracks, to Sadat X’s signature voice that makes his verses quotable from music to film!
The video is shot to perfection by director David Sakolski, and features artist Jawz of Life. From the breath-taking real live footage of the truth, to dope effects over the performance portions to match.
The song is bound to be part of history and stir up a lot of conversation. Let us know if you are on the same page, and if these two legends have inspired and opened your eyes to what is really going on today.
Well done gentlemen, for lighting the fire our community needed via hip-hop! I salute these legends!!! I am on my way, The Devil Is Near!!! Chow.” – Tanya “MECCA” Jennings