With an untitled collaborative album on the way, Sadat X and El Da Sensei stopped by #BodegaRadio to discuss which rappers impressed them in the studio. The Brand Nubian member spoke on hitting the lab with Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Uncle Murda, explaining how Hov wowed him with his ability to lay down tracks without slowing down. “Besides my man El Da Sensei and besides my man AG, I remember I did a session with Jay-Z one time. We flew down to Virginia to do it with Pharrell and that’s when I did the chorus and later on he did the joint with Uncle Murda. They had me in the chorus,” said Sadat. “When we get down there, there’s like eight rooms. [Pharrell’s] got eight rooms of music going.
So Jay’s going from room to room to room, laying joints down. He goes into this room, lays something down. Comes back, lays something down. And he just kept going in a circle. Just the work ethic. A lot of people see Jay-Z and think that it came easy. I remember when Jay-Z used rhyme over here on Moore St. just battling dudes. It wasn’t like it came easy. It just was his grind. I remember that day how I was impressed how he was going into each individual studio, knocking something down and coming back. At the end of that day, you can look back and say, ‘I had a productive day today.’ I was very impressed with that.” Sadat X probably talks about the ‘He Asked For It’ Session that they did back in 2002, you can check the tune below.
Jay-Z – He Asked For It feat. Sadat X & Uncle Murder (02′)